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Doobie Brothers at Shooting Star Friday

The Doobie Brothers will perform live at Mahnomen’s Shooting Star Casino this Friday, April 5 at 8 p.m. Tickets for the show are sold out. Submitted Photo

Rock legends The Doobie Brothers will perform live at Shooting Star Casino, Hotel and Event Center in Mahnomen this Friday, April 5 at 8 p.m. Tickets are sold out.

The Doobie Brothers are promoting their 2010 album, “World Gone Crazy,” which features hit songs such as “Nobody,” “A Brighter Day,” “Don’t Say Goodbye” (with Michael McDonald), and “I Know We Won” (with Willie Nelson).

The album is the band’s 13th studio production, and debuted at No. 39 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart, their highest charting position since 1989.

In 1969, the nucleus of The Doobie Brothers was formed when drummer John Hartman and guitarist Tom Johnston joined up with bassist Dave Shogren and guitarist Patrick Simmons to pen their first, self-titled album in 1971.

Soon after, producer Ted Templeman joined the ranks to churn out their 1972 album, Toulouse Street, which featured hits such as “Listen to the Music” and “Jesus is Just Alright.”

The Doobie Brothers are known for their mellow, post-hippie rhythms that eventually evolved into smooth, soulful rock songs.

From their collection of silver, gold, platinum, and multi-platinum records have come chart-topping hits such as “Long Train Runnin’,” “China Grove,” “Rockin’ Down the Highway,” “South City Midnight Lady,” “Without You,” “Black Water,” and “Takin’ It to the Streets.”

Over the years, musicians such as drummer Michael Hossack, bassist Tiran Porter, guitarist Jeff Baxter, keyboardist and songwriter Michael McDonald, and many other talented artists have flowed in and out of The Doobie Brothers.

Currently, the band consists of originals Tom Johnston and Patrick Simmons, string and vocalist John McFee, bassist John Cowan, keyboardist Guy Allison, saxophone player Marc Russo, drummer Ed Toth, and percussionist Tony Pia.