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Leaving a Musical Mark: Albert McDonnell: 2009 marked a musician milestone for The Preserves. In September the Juneau band, which had been together for 15 years, performed their first - and possibly last - solo gig. The main reason for the performance was the imminent departure of Albert McDonnell, bassist, songwriter, arranger and producer, who, along with Tony Tengs, played a prominent role in shaping the Preserves over the year. "He's probably a musical genius," said singer-songwriter Buddy Tabor of McDonnell. "He's got great, innovative ideas and he's levelheaded in the most stressful times. He can take a mess and turn it into gold."
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