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John McDonald

Biography

John McDonald, now regarded as a dean of Maine storytelling, got his start as a performer playing at local Downeast Maine events in the 1970s before catching his first big break when he was asked to perform on stage with the legendary Marshall Dodge and Kendall Morse at Ellsworth’s Strand Theater in 1980. In the years since that event, McDonald has performed for audiences across New England, released two audio recordings, and written three books with Islandport Press. In the 1980s, he moved to Portland to work at the Portland Press Herald and eventually as talk show host on WGAN.