Back To The Island 2016 Special Guests

By | September 29, 2015


We’re thrilled to announce that our special guests for BACK TO THE ISLAND 2016 will be our good friends Parachute and Paul McDonald! We’re so excited to have them join us.

And for anyone who wants to attend, a few rooms are available! To make a reservation or for more information, please click here.

BACK TO THE ISLAND is a Fan Club Exclusive event. You must be a fan club member to make a reservation and your membership must be active through the event. To join/renew, click here.


Parachute took root in the college town of Charlottesville, Virginia, where the group honed its mix of pop/rock, funk, and contemporary blue-eyed soul under the original name Sparky’s Flaw formed by high school students Will Anderson (vocals, guitar), Johnny Stubblefield (drums), Christopher “Kit” French (saxophone, keyboards), Alex Hargrave (bass), and Nate McFarland (guitar). They released a self-titled EP in August 2007 and several months later, the band changed their name to Parachute.  Parachutecontinues to tour around the country having performed with artists such as Kelly Clarkson, Gavin DeGraw, NeedtoBreathe and Andy Grammer.  In 2013, they co-headlined a national tour with The Plain White T’s.  They’ve also performed before crowds of over a million at a New Year’s Eve celebration in Times Square. The band is currently in the studio working on their next album expected to be released in 2015.

Check out these songs on YouTube – “She is Love“, “Something to Believe In“, “Kiss Me Slowly” and “Can’t Help

Learn more about Parachute at these links:
@parachute on Twitter
parachute on facebook
parachute on Instagram
parachutevamusic on YouTube


East Nashville, Tennessee indie folk/pop singer-songwriter Paul McDonald gained international popularity after placing in the Top 10 of FOX’s American Idol, but has been touring and recording his own style of music for almost 10 years. Boasting a sound that incorporates a mix of indie, pop, and folk, McDonald’s influences range from the melodic pop sensibilities of Ed Sheeran, to the earnest songwriting of Ryan Adams, and the vocal rasp and presence of a young Rod Stewart. Paul is currently in the studio writing and recording his highly anticipated debut solo album. “The syrupy, dramatic pop song “Bright Lights” is a sampling of what McDonald has in store.” (Billboard)

Check out these songs on YouTube – “Bright Lights“, “Once You Were Mine” and “Counting Stars

Learn more about Paul at these links:
@thePaulMcDonald on Twitter
thePaulMcDonald on facebook
thePaulMcDonald on Instagram
PaulMcDonaldMusic on YouTube

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *