Ottawa valley-bred singer/songwriter and guitar extraordinaire Joe McDonald effortlessly weaves melody, emotion and precise flatpick-style guitar together like flowers on a finely tailored cowboy shirt. Joe performs numerous shows a year as a solo artist and as a band leader, and is known for his warm rapport with audiences, diverse musicianship and accomplished songwriting. He has performed at Ottawa’s Bluesfest four times, Cityfolk, Marvest and many other fairs, private events and club dates. Legendary artists like Bruce Cockburn and John Prine have had a strong influence on his sound. Joe currently gigs in the Ottawa area and is working on a plethora of recording and writing projects.