founding member of the Eric Quincy Tate band and an
artist in his own right, Donnie McCormick was among
the early pioneers of Southern Rock , and a global
blues music legend. Donnie had an incredible vocal
and drumming style unique to himself, and yet to be
emulated. He was a mentor and a teacher of
musicians, and had an impact and positive influence
on musicians and fans alike throughout his life and
was loved to entertain. He was very charismatic
and worked hard to captivate his audience.
Besides playing a regular drum set, he loved to
play his signature instrument, a wooden chicken
Throughout his career, Donnie was also sought after
to work with some of the greatest artists and
producers of of all time including: The Allman
Brothers Band, B.B. King, Dr. John, Wet Willie,
Lynyrd Skynyrd, William Bell, Tony Joe White, Tom Dowd, Stevie
Hawkins, and Jerry Wexler.
last live solo album "Donnie McCormick & Friends -
1st Set" was recorded and produced by Stevie
Hawkins, and released by Emphasis Records.
always put his heart and soul into every
performance, whether there were ten people in the
audience or a ten-thousand. Donnie is greatly
missed, but his legacy lives on.