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Paul McDonald & Anna Rose

October 22, 2021 7:00 pm PDT

Second Stage

Doors Open: 6:30 pm

Paul McDonald’s voice is immediately recognizable and impossible to ignore. He pulls off the rare feat of being a proper songwriter, adamant performer, and a powerful vocalist. Often compared to legends like Rod Stewart, Bob Dylan, and Tom Petty, the poetic story-driven narratives and deeply catchy hooks in his music are delivered by a raspy yet refined voice reminiscent of another era yet that demands to be heard right now.

After years of fronting various rock and alt-country bands including The Grand Magnolias, Hightide Blues, and a duo with actress Nikki Reed, Paul released his solo debut “Modern Hearts” in 2018 which introduced a more alt-pop approach and brought him widespread exposure through tours across the U.S. and placements in major motion pictures, commercials, with cuts on other major artist records. He has made television appearances on Good Morning America, The Today Show, NBC’s Parenthood, and The Tonight Show and his various bands have appeared in publications including Rolling Stone, Billboard, Yahoo, and American Songwriter.

Born in Huntsville, AL and currently living in East Nashville, TN, Paul’s hope is to spread peace, love, and unity through his music. He’s a creative force that won’t stop until everyone not only has heard his message but is a true believer in it.

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Anna Rose is an acclaimed singer, songwriter, and guitarist who has been making her mark on the music industry for more than a decade. Raw and unfiltered, Anna puts her passion for music into everything she creates and does so in a myriad of roles – from artist and performer to label head and producer. Anna also collaborates behind the scenes with her father, legendary composer Alan Menken.

With a sound described as “bluesy rock-n-roll” by Paper Magazine, Anna Rose is walking, singing proof that big things most definitely come in small packages. Her song, “Nobody Knows I’m Here” was featured on NBC’s smash hit, This Is Us, and marks a shift in Anna’s career, as she continues to move closer to her roots as a genre-crossing singer/songwriter.

“Nobody Knows I’m Here” was the first single from Anna’s deeply soulful 2019 album, The Light Between. Produced by GRAMMY-nominated Paul Moak, the album features ten original songs that Anna wrote and recorded in Nashville, Tennessee. Anna’s soul-baring video for “Broken is Beautiful,” another highlight track from The Light Between, has drawn praise from critics and fans alike. American Songwriter declared that Anna “has built a reputation and following with her soulful vocals and raw sound, both of which provide definitive aspects on ‘Broken is Beautiful.’ Lyricism and female empowerment play a huge role in the song as well.”

The Light Between is Anna’s follow-up to her highly acclaimed 2016 EP, Strays In The Cut.

To date, Anna has toured all over the world, sharing stages with a variety of notable artists, including Ron Pope, Marc Cohn, Joan Osborne, John Waite, Howie Day, Tony Lucca, Tyler Hilton and founding member of Live, Ed Kowalczyk. In the U.S., Anna has also played to huge audiences at festivals like CMA Fest and Pilgrimage Festival.

Anna has also played a number of shows with Sofar Sounds and Communion Music, and taken on specialized recording projects with both Leesta Vall Sound Recordings and Daytrotter. In addition to her work as a solo artist, she is proud to be a member of the Resistance Revival Chorus, a collective of more than 60 women who come together to sing protest songs in the spirit of inclusive joy & resistance. Anna is distinctly passionate about giving back, both through music and service work. She often works with Green Chimneys, Daniel’s Music Foundation and MILE (Music Is Love Exchange), and is a devoted volunteer at various animal rescues and homeless shelters around the country.

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Ages: 21 and up


October 22, 2021
7:00 pm PDT


Hotel Cafe
1623 N Cahuenga Blvd
Los Angeles, 90028 United States


Door Time
6:30 pm