Earlier this year my friend Wes was trying to find JD McPherson a show in Columbus and asked for my help. That didn’t work out (JD wound up playing at MOTR in Cincinnati) but what it did do was introduce me (and the family) to JD’s music. The Oklahoma native’s style of music is a throwback to the ’50s where Chicago blues served as a foundation for bands who played at high school Sock Hops. It’s the sound of early rock n’ roll. It’s a sound that resonates with 11-year-olds as much as it does with 70-year-olds (and every age in between).
Connie and Olivia, fresh off their Bunbury Festival experience, grabbed a few minutes of JD’s time a few hours before he played to a packed house at Woodlands Tavern.
JD’s got a few tour dates coming up at the end of August before heading overseas.
Aug 24 – Downtown Springfield, Inc – Springfield, IL
Aug 25 – Orton Park Festival – Madison, WI
Aug 26 – Bash on Wabash – Chicago, IL
Aug 27 – Minnesota State Fair (Heritage at Sundown) – St Paul, MN