M A R G O T     M A C D O N A L D

BACKUP VOCALS,
TRIBUTE SHOWS,

& COMPOSITION

Outside of my own work, I freelance as a backup singer, tribute show performer, and songwriter; feeling equally at home on national tours and alone with a mic. Be it live or in studio, I just love collaborating to find the vocal style, tones, and timbres best suited for each project; adding light guitar, keyboard, sampler, percussion, or vocal FX when needed, and laying out when not. My experience spans folk, rock, indie, pop, gospel, classical, ambient, and voiceover FX; from Ave Maria to Led Zeppelin to turkey gobble... if you know, you know.

STUDIO & LIVE REELS

Joni Mitchell Woodstock + Jefferson Airplane Volunteers Demo
00:00 / 04:11
TESTIMONIALS

"Margot is a consummate professional. She possesses a rare combination of finely honed chops and thinking-outside-of-the-box creativity. I’m routinely surprised and impressed by the range of things she comes up with, and she’s able to do with her voice. A truly great collaborator for any project." - Andrew Grossman, The North Country
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE 

2021  |  Live Backup Vocals & Tambourine  | 24-date tour with Seán Barna, opening for Counting Crows across the US in 4,000-10,000 capacity amphitheaters
 
2021  |  Ambient Vocal Recording  |  Podcast Score Music for Meditative Story by WaitWhat
 
2021  |  Pop Songwriting, Producing, Vocal & Instrumental Recording  |  80s-themed Podcast Intro, Outro, and Bumpers for Too Many Jennifers

2018 - Present  |  Live Backup Vocals, Vocal FX, Sampling, Percussion  |  The North Country club dates and tours


2014 - Present  |  Live Lead & Backup Vocalist  |  Newmyer Flyer, 200-600 capacity Tribute Show productions

2009 - Present  |  Live Lead & Backup Vocalist  |   Bandhouse Gigs, 600-2000 capacity Tribute Show productions
 

2021  |  Live Lead Vocals  |  Joni Mitchell & Bob Dylan Tribute at Strathmore Music Hall, MD

 

2021  |  Live Lead & Backup Vocals  |  The Last Waltz Tribute at The Hamilton, DC

2020  |  Self Recorded Vocals & FX  |  The North Country, Album TBA

 

2020  |  Self Recorded Backup Vocals  |  The North Country Live Stream Album Release production

 

2020  |  Live Lead Vocals  |  Self produced Live Stream, with dual camera and professional sound

 

2020  |  Studio Backup Vocals & FX  |  The North Country, America and Afterwards

 

2019  |  Live Lead & Backup Vocals  |  Woodstock Tribute at The Warner Theatre, DC

 

2019  |  Live Lead Vocals  |  Joni Mitchell’s Blue & Bob Dylan’s Blood on the Tracks Tribute at The Barns at Wolf Trap, VA

 

2019  |  Live Lead & Backup Vocals  |  The Last Waltz Tribute at The Hamilton, DC

 

2019  |  Live Backup Vocals  |  Van Morrison Bruce Springsteen Tribute at AMP by Strathmore, MD

 

2019  |  Live Lead & Backup Vocals  |  Laurel Canyons Tribute at The Birchmere, VA

 

2019  |  Live Lead Vocals  |  Joni Mitchell’s Blue & Bob Dylan’s Blood on the Tracks Tribute at The Hamilton, DC

 

2019  |  Live Backup Vocals  |  Burt Bacharach & Hal David Tribute at Dumbarton Converts, DC

 

2018  |  Live Backup Vocals  |  Burt Bacharach & Hal David Tribute at The Ware Center, Lancaster PA

 

2018  |  Live Lead & Backup Vocals  |  The Last Waltz Tribute at The Hamilton, DC

 

2018  |  Live Backup Vocals  |  Burt Bacharach & Hal David Tribute at AMP by Strathmore, MD

 

2018  |  Live Backup Vocals  |  Van Morrison Bruce Springsteen Tribute at The Hamilton, DC

 

2018  |  Live Lead & Backup Vocals  |  Laurel Canyons Tribute at The Birchmere, VA

 

2018  |  Studio Backup Vocals | Alex Vans, Bored to Death

2014 - 2017  |  Live & Studio Backup Vocals, Synth, Sampler, Percussion, & Songwriting | The El Manouris

 

2017  |  Live Backup Vocals  |  Burt Bacharach & Hal David Tribute at Rams Head Annapolis, MD

 

2017  |  Live Lead & Backup Vocals  |  The Last Waltz Tribute at The Weinberg Center, MD

 

2017  |  Live Lead & Backup Vocals  |  The Last Waltz Tribute at The Hamilton, DC

 

2017  |  Live Lead & Backup Vocals  |  The British Invasion Tribute Pt 2 at The Fillmore, MD

 

2017  |  Live Lead & Backup Vocals  |  Paul McCartney Tribute at The Hamilton, DC

 

2017  |  Live Backup Vocals  |  Burt Bacharach & Hal David Tribute at Bethesda Blues & Jazz, MD

 

2017  |  Live Lead & Backup Vocals  |  Laurel Canyons Tribute at Bethesda Blues & Jazz, MD

 

2017  |  Live Backup Vocals  |  Burt Bacharach & Hal David Tribute at The Hamilton, DC

 

2017  |  Live Lead & Backup Vocals  |  Laurel Canyons Tribute at The Barns at Wolf Trap, VA

 

2016  |  Live Lead & Backup Vocals  |  The Last Waltz Tribute at The Hamilton, DC

 

2014 - 2015  |  Live Backup Vocals & Tambourine  |  Justin Jones & The B-Sides, club dates

2014 - 2015  |  Live Backup Vocals & Tambourine | Alex Vans, club dates

EXAMPLES OF WORK

Too Many Jennifers - Comedy Podcast Intro (Written, Produced & Performed)
00:00 / 00:52
Joni Mitchell Woodstock + Jefferson Airplane Volunteers Demo
00:00 / 04:11

Backup Vocals // Justin Jones // Jealous Guy

Backup Vocals // Owen Danoff // Crazy Love

Backup Vocals // Burt Bacharach & Hal David Tribute

David Bowie Tribute // Young Americans

Simon & Garfunkel Tribute // For Emily

Led Zeppelin Tribute // Babe I'm Gonna Leave You

Shows I’ve been a part of include the works of:  The Beach Boys, The Beatles, Beck, Bruce Springsteen, Burt Bacharach, Cat Stevens, Crosby Stills Nash & Young, Crowded House, David Bowie, Dusty Springfield, Electric Light Orchestra, Elton John, Firefly, Fleetwood Mac, George Harrison, Georges Bizet, Giacomo Puccini, Hal David, The Hall Monitors, Imogen Heap, Jefferson Airplane, Joe Cocker, Joni Mitchell, The Kinks, Lady Gaga, Led Zeppelin, Leonard Cohen, Linda Ronstadt, Louis Armstrong, The Lion King, The Magnetic Fields, Massive Attack, Mike Doughty, Mr Grinch, Neil Young, Nina Simone, Paul McCartney, Paul Simon, Pharrell Williams, The Pretenders, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Radiohead, The Rolling Stones, Rufus Wainwright, Simon & Garfunkel, Spirit, TotoVan Morrison, The 88, and more.

Continued history available on desktop / upon request!