Door County Performance – pat mAcdonald and melaniejane Collaborate at Cherry Lanes

Grammy-nominated artist pat mAcdonald will appear at Cherry Lanes in Sturgeon Bay for a special performance with electric cellist melaniejane October 31 at 10 pm.

Since performing with Timbuk 3, mAcdonald had continued to write, perform and reinvent himself, releasing several highly acclaimed solo albums, the latest of which is Troubadour of Stomp and In The Red Room.

In addition to his solo career, mAcdonald has been a highly sought-after songwriting collaborator working with such artists as Stewart Copeland of The Police, Cher, Alyana Myles of Black Velvet fame, Imogen Heap, and Jackson Browne who describes mAcdonald as “one of the great lyricists in the English language.”

His recent endeavors include Steel Bridge SongFest and a groundbreaking approach to what’s known as a Purgatory Hill harp (a cigar box guitar).

melaniejane has performed throughout the US and has appeared with or opened for such artists as Sam Llamas of The BoDeans, Victor DeLorenzo of Violent Femmes, and Dick Parry of Pink Floyd to name a few. Currently, she has two solo recordings — Flower and Billets Doux, which showcase her talents as a singer, songwriter, instrumentalist and arranger.

The duo has teamed up to tour the U.S. with a rich sound.

Although comparisons as far reaching from The White Stripes, Morphine and Black Rebel Motorcycle Club to the recent Robert Plant/Alison Krauss collaboration would not be out of line, mAcdonalds song-writing sensibilities coupled with his stomp-board invention and modification of his instruments creates a sound which appeals to music-lovers of all genres yet has a unique stamp unto itself.

Cherry Lane is located at 127 N 4th Avenue, Sturgeon Bay. For more information, call 920.743.3432 or visit