JD McPherson is an American singer-songwriter and guitarist from Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. He is known for a retro sound rooted in the rock and roll, rhythm and blues, and rockabilly music of the 1950s. Among influences such as Little Richard and Fats Domino, McPherson also draws inspiration from artists as diverse as the WU-TANG CLAN, PIXIES and LED ZEPPELIN.
McPherson grew up in rural southeastern Oklahoma, near the town of Talihina. He took up the guitar at age 13. In high school he played in a number of local punk rock bands and began writing his own songs. During this time, McPherson also developed a strong interest in 1950s rock and roll after being exposed to the music of Buddy Holly. This went on to shape his song writing and sound for bands he was in such as THE POISON OKIES and THE STARKWEATHER BOYS. He studied visual arts in college, earning a Master of Fine Arts from the University of Tulsa, and later worked as an art and technology teacher. After deciding to pursue music more seriously, McPherson sent a demo to Jimmy Sutton of Hi-Style Records, a label specializing in roots music. Sutton agreed to produce McPherson's debut album.
His debut album Signs and Signifiers was released in 2010 on Hi-Style Records. The album was given a major-label release by Rounder Records on April 17, 2012, debuting at number one on the Billboard Heatseekers Albums chart and number 161 on the Billboard 200 the week of June 2, 2012. It also reached number 47 on the Billboard Rock Albums chart.
McPherson's second album, Let the Good Times Roll, was released on February 10, 2015. The band played the acoustic stage at the Glastonbury Festival 2015 on Friday June 26, before continuing their European tour in the Netherlands.
Today's tune "Head Over Heels" is taken from his second album "Let the Good Times Roll" .
Upcoming Tour Dates:
Feb 19 The Corner Hotel Melbourne Vic, Australia
Feb 20 Theatre Royal Castlemaine Castlemaine, Australia
Feb 23 Factory Theater Sydney, Australia
Feb 24 Anita's Theatre Thirroul, Australia
Feb 25 The Triffid Brisbane, Australia
Feb 27 The Great South Pacific Tuning Fork Auckland, New Zealand
Mar 22 King Tut's Glasgow, United Kingdom
Mar 23 Muziekgieterij Maastricht, Netherlands
Mar 24 Tivolivredenburg Utrecht, Netherlands
Mar 25 LA FLECHE D'OR Paris, France
Mar 26 Rockin around Turnhout Turnhout, Belgium
Mar 27 Paaspop Festival Schijndel, Netherlands
Mar 28 De Oosterpoort Groningen, Netherlands
Mar 29 Mojo Club Hamburg, Germany
Mar 30 Loppen København K, Denmark
Mar 31 Debaser Medis Stockholm, Sweden
Apr 01 Sokos Hotel Vaakuna Hameenlinna, Finland
Apr 04 Bikini Barcelona, Spain
Apr 05 El Loco Valencia, Spain
Apr 06 Joy Eslava Madrid, Spain
Apr 07 Escenario Santander Santander, Spain
Apr 09 O2 Shepherds Bush Empire London, United Kingdom
Apr 10 Whelan's Dublin, Ireland
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