Country Joe McDonald of Country Joe and the Fish About Ready to Call it a Career

Country Joe McDonald of Country Joe and the Fish About Ready to Call it a Career

Photo: Tom Weller

In the mid to late 1960s, Country Joe and the Fish struck a chord with their anti-Vietnam War anthem “I-Feel-Like-I’m Fixin’-To-Die Rag,” which was part of Country Joe McDonald’s set at the Woodstock Festival in 1969.

Nearly four five decades since that song made its mark on the country, McDonald, now 75, is finally ready to call it a career – as The Reporter recently detailed while previewing an upcoming gig from the songwriter.

The article quotes McDonald as sounding very satisfied with his life and times in music:

“I’ve had a great career,” he says, speaking from his home in Berkeley. “I’ve done 25 albums of original material. I’ve performed at all the major events of my generation. I’ve highlighted things that need to be thought about. I’ve made some people happy with my music. I’ve made myself happy with it. And I’ve been a part of history.”

Back in 2013, Rock Cellar’s Frank Mastropolo interviewed McDonald about that iconic anti-war anthem and its influence in a far-reaching that you can read at this link.

Visit McDonald’s official website to see his upcoming shows – as you may not get many more chances anytime soon!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.