Hugh McDonald (Bon Jovi, Steve Forbert, Cher)

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It’s all about the pocket!


Most recognized as a longtime “member” of Bon Jovi (he ghosted for Alec Jon Such), Hugh McDonald’s credits as a session ace alone qualify him for Rock and Roll Hall of Fame merits!


An exemplary pocket and melodic player who works extended range with wide range of styles at his fingertips, Hugh has anchored seminal sides and/or stages with a wide range of artists spanning Phoebe Snow, Jose Feliciano, David Bromberg, Ringo Starr, Steve Forbert, Lita Ford, Carlene Carter, Alice Cooper, Rory Block, Cher, Andy Pratt, Michael Buble, Michael Bolton, and John Prine just to cite a very select few.


Among Hugh’s weapons of choice include Sadowsky, Hofner, Fender Precision and Fender Jazz in both 4 and 5 string configurations. McDonald was afforded Rock and Roll Hall of Fame membership with Bon Jovi – one of the few times the Hall actually got things right with crediting sidemen and women!


Dig Hugh with Bon Jovi “This House is Not For Sale”

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