Southgate House Revival, 111 E 6th St, Newport, KY
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JD McPherson returned to the “Late Show with David Letterman” on February 24 to perform the title track from his highly anticipated new album Let The Good Times Roll. Out now on Rounder Records, Let The Good Times Roll is McPherson’s highest debut yet – gaining the #1 position on Billboard Magazine’s Heatseekers chart. In celebration of the release, NPR’s “Weekend Edition Sunday” recently featured McPherson on the program. Stream and read the piece here: http://n.pr/1Ca7ksO.
On the heels of their sold-out European tour, McPherson and his longtime band—Jimmy Sutton (upright bass), Jason Smay (drums), Ray Jacildo (keys) and Doug Corcoran (saxophone, guitar, keys)—will embark on a North American tour later this month including a series of dates supporting Eric Church. See below for complete details.
Already receiving widespread critical acclaim, Let The Good Times Rollwas recently included in World Café’s 2015 Music Preview. Of the music, Ann Powers praises, “There are people who imitate and people who work within that genre…that become original. And I really think that JD is doing that with his band…” Additionally, of the new song “Bossy,” The Huffington Post praises “…he shows new growth, blending breakneck blues with modern indie cues to hang a tonal tightrope that’s a pleasure to watch him walk.” The album’s lead single “Let The Good Times Roll” recently premiered at the The Wall Street Journal.
Produced by Mark Neill (The Black Keys’ Brothers, Old 97s, Los Straitjackets) along with McPherson, Let The Good Times Roll was recorded at Soil of the South Studio in Valdosta, GA. Additional recording was done with Alex Hall at HiStyle Studio in Chicago, IL and Michael Trepagnier at 3CG Studio in Tulsa, OK. McPherson also co-wrote the song “Bridge Builder” with Dan Auerbach. Of the new album, McPherson comments, “Much of the new song material was asking for a different sonic treatment. I was thinking of these big, bombastic sounds; lots of guitars, tons of percussion; plate reverb.”
This new music follows McPherson’s widely-praised 2012 debut, Signs and Signifiers, which KEXP described as, “…a scorching rock ‘n’ roll record that sounds like it could have been recorded in the ‘50s without seeming retro. Engineered to restore your faith in rock ‘n’ roll, it’ll have you involuntarily snapping your fingers and bobbing your head” andMOJO magazine called it, “…an utterly irresistible, slicked-back triumph.” Additionally, surrounding Signs and Signifiers, McPherson was selected as a Rolling Stone “Artist to Watch,” an NPR Music “Artist You Should Know” and a WXPN “Artist to Watch.” He was also awarded “Best Rock/Hard Rock Album” at the 2012 Independent Music Awards.
LET THE GOOD TIMES ROLL TRACK LIST
1. Let The Good Times Roll
3. It’s All Over But The Shouting
4. Bridge Builder
5. It Shook Me Up
6. Head Over Heels
7. Shy Boy
8. You Must Have Met Little Caroline?
10. Mother Of Lies
11. Everybody’s Talking ‘Bout the All American
JD MCPHERSON CONFIRMED TOUR DATES
*with Eric Church
April 9 /// Paducah, KY /// Maiden Alley Cinema
April 10 /// Bowling Green, KY /// The Warehouse at Mt. Victor
April 11 /// Newport, KY /// Southgate House Revival
April 12 /// Knoxville, TN /// Rhythm and Blooms Festival
April 14 /// Athens, GA /// The Georgia Theatre
April 15 /// Atlanta, GA /// The Earl
April 16 /// Birmingham, AL /// WorkPlay Theatre
April 18 /// Austin, TX /// Old Settler’s Festival
April 23 /// Raleigh, NC /// PNC Arena*
April 24 /// Hampton, VA /// Hampton Coliseum*
May 1 /// Guthrie, OK /// Queen of the Prairie Festival