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Michael McDonald: Once A Doobie, Always A Doobie

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Michael McDonald plays a game on Ask Me Another at the Lobero Theatre in Santa Barbara, California.

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At the Lobero Theatre in Santa Barbara, Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter and "yacht rock" pioneer Michael McDonald reflects on his father's disappointment when he put down the banjo for rock and roll, and why he still considers himself a Doobie Brother. Then he plays a game inspired by his love of singers from the 1960s and '70s. Plus, meet the captain of a "cute lil' yellow tugboat," and gain some nautical knowledge.

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