Michael McDonald and friends perform benefit for The Rhythmic Arts Project

The Rhythmic Arts Project turns 20...

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - The Rhythmic Arts Project, known as TRAP, celebrated its twentieth anniversary with a sold out concert at the Lobero Theater in Santa Barbara .

The November 10th performance was billed as Michael McDonald and friends with Pockets.

The friends included Amy Holland, Bill Champlin, Tamara Champlin, Danny Reyes, Jimmy Calire, Chris Pinick, Carl Graces, Bill Bodine, Craig Thomas, Chris Trujillo, and Steve Nelson.

McDonald and Holland took time out from a tour to take the stage at the benefit.

They performed a song from the new album Wide Open.

McDonald said he goes way back with TRAP co-founder Eddie Tuduri.

When drummer Tuduri was almost paralyzed by a body surfing accident in Carpinteria, he said percussion helped bring him back to life.

He noticed it worked well with people of all ages living with intellectual and developmental differences.

TRAP methodology started local and has made its way to other counties around the world. 

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