Hear JD McPherson and band play live on KUSP 88.9 this Saturday afternoon, January 16 at 3 pm in conjunction with his evening performance at the Rio Theater in Santa Cruz at 8 pm.
From KUSP’s BergAlert | By Eric Berg
Americana songwriter and rocker, JD McPherson has new album called Let The Good Times Roll. It’s a smokin’ sophomoric follow up to his Signs and Signifiers debut that ‘s made it on to several best of 2015 lists including mine.
A former art teacher and Oklahoma native turned singer-songwriter, McPherson skirts the “retro” pigeonhole with his uncanny knack of successfully mixing vintage tones with rock n roll and making it all seem…uh…modern. He takes just the right amount of traditional Americana roots– particularly country blues and knockdown rockabilly and lately, soul – and adds a few twists of infectious contemporary rock that’s impossible to ignore or remain seated.