American music icon Michael McDonald sits down with Kyle Meredith to discuss his recent album, Wide Open, the story behind opening track “Hail Mary”, and the themes of aging throughout the record. McDonald also talks about the 40th anniversary of The Doobie Brothers’ Minute by Minute in December and the subject of unity in his upcoming Christmas compilation.
Kyle Meredith With… is an interview series in which WFPK’s Kyle Meredith speaks to a wide breadth of musicians. Each episode, Meredith digs deep into an artist’s work to find out how the music is made and where their journey is going, from legendary artists like Robert Plant, Paul McCartney, U2 and Bryan Ferry, to the newer class of The National, St. Vincent, Arctic Monkeys, Haim, and Father John Misty. Check back Monday, Wednesday, and Friday for new episodes. Rate the series now via iTunes.