After weeks of speculation, today some very special news has come out of Athens, GA.
It is official. Keyboardist Matt McDonald will be rejoining his Perpetual Groove band mates beginning tomorrow night (11/18/11) in Athens at the Georgia Theatre.
Many recall the day that the Georgia Theatre burned, the night before PGroove was set to play their beloved hometown venue.
On what is sure to be a special night, Honest Tune will be on the scene and had the opportunity to speak with McDonald and PGroove bassist, Adam Perry, about the exciting news on Tuesday. Have a listen below with official press release to follow.
Matt McDonald and Adam Perry discuss McDonald’s return to Perpetual Groove with Honest Tune…
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Did Band Hire Clone Of Former Keyboard Player Matt McDonald?
Athens, GA – Well-known keyboard player and pianist Matthew McDonald has rejoined Athens, GA based rock/jam band Perpetual Groove.
McDonald — known for his fusion of electronic, jazz, gospel and rock and roll keyboard magic – was last seen playing with the band Perpetual Groove at Amberland in 2008.Â Since that time, McDonald has pursued other interests, performing with other acts, being a dad and a husband and, evidently, tinkering with cloning.
McDonald will join current PGroove keyboardist John Hruby at the high profile Georgia Theatre show on Friday, November 18th, 2011. The show marks Perpetual Grooveâ€™s emotional return to their hometown venue which was nearly lost to fire the morning of a scheduled two-night PGroove run in 2009.
Keyboardist John Hruby will finish the year on keys for the band before moving on to other endeavors. McDonald and Hruby will both join the band for their scheduled New Yearâ€™s Eve shows on 12/30 and 12/31 in Atlanta, GA at Center Stage.
Perpetual Groove and McDonald then literally set sail into their second decade of making music together when they board Jam Cruise 10 on January 9th, 2012 in Ft. Lauderdale, FL.
To read more about what McDonald has been doing with his time over the past three years, please click here.