Kathi McDonald
Event(s) performed: Calgary Bluesfest (2006), Midwinter Bluesfest (2009)

When such rock luminaries as The Rolling Stones, Leon Russell, Big Brother and the Holding Company, Long John Baldry, Nils Lofgren and Ike and Tina Turner specifically request her services to record vocals on their albums, then it proves the value and respect they attribute to the passion and prowess of Kathi's voice. Kathi McDonald, a veteran performer, has sung on dozens of gold LPs. Her soulful, passionate vocals combined with her legendary phrasing, impeccable timing and intonation are some of the reasons her vocals are an integral part of so many big hits. Her first solo album, Insane Asylum, was recorded with Neil Schon, John Cippolina, Ronnie Montrose, Aynsley Dunbar, Pete Sears, The Pointer Sisters and the Tower of Power horn section and is now a treasured collectors item. Still today, she is one of the most sought after duet and back-up singers in the industry. Kathi's first solo album in twenty-five years, Above and Beyond (2004) features her stunning vocals as well as keyboard virtuoso Brian Auger and harmonica wizard Lee Oskar.

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Discography (Partial List)

1969 - Ike & Tina Turner Come Together
1970 - Joe Cocker Mad Dogs and Englishmen
1971 - Big Brother & The Holding Company Be A Brother
1971 - Freddy King Getting Ready
1971 - Leon Russell Shelter People
1971 - Delaney & Bonnie To Bonnie From Delaney
1971 - Rita Coolidge Rita Coolidge
1972 - Big Brother & The Holding Company How Hard It Is
1972 - Rolling Stones Exile On Main Street
1972 - Nils Lofgren All Out
1974 - Kathi McDonald Insane Asylum
1975 - Leon Russell Best Of Leon Russell 1971-1974
1976 - Long John Baldry Baldry’s Out
1978 - Quicksilver Messenger Service Solid Silver
1980 - Ike & Tina Turner Best of Ike & Tina Turner 1969-1974
1982 - Long John Baldry Best Of Long John Baldry
1991 - Long John Baldry It Still Ain’t Easy
1994 - Kathi McDonald Save Your Breath
1996 - Nick Vigarino Victims Of Cool
1997 - Kathi McDonald & Nick Vigarino Ghost Of Time
1997 - Big Brother & The Holding Company Can't Go Home Again
1998 - Mark Riley Lead Suit
1999 - Kate Hart Queen Of The Night
1999 - Seattle Women Back Porch Gossip
1999 - Seattle Women We Are Not Good Girls
2004 - Kathi McDonald Above & Beyond