Skip ‘Little Axe’ Mcdonald


Skip McDonald has been one of On-U Sound’s most loyal and hard working musicians for 20 years. This is the story of him and his musical journey to the Blues of Little Axe:

Born Bernard Alexander on 1 September 1949, Dayton, Ohio in the USA. Skip McDonald learned to play the blues on his father’s guitar from the age of 8, although by the time he was 12 years old he had opted to perform doo-wop.

But between picking up a guitar as a child and returning to his roots with his current Little Axe project, there has been a long, twisting road. McDonald, along with bassplayer Doug Wimbish and drummer Keith LeBlanc formed the house band for the pioneering rap label Sugar Hill, providing the music for some of the most seminal records of the era by Grandmaster Flash, Afrika Bambaata, Force M.D.’s and others. From there he worked closely with Adrian Sherwood on many of projects for the On-U Sound label, as well as spearheading the band Tackhead and working with Living Colour. In advance of his new Realworld album release, McDonald visits the UK to perform a special acoustic duo set.

Region: All
Start Date: 07/01/2010
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Start Time: 20.00
Venue: Norwich Arts Centre
Venue Address: St. Benedicts Street, Norwich
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