JD McPherson is an American singer-songwriter and guitarist from Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. He is known for his rhythm and blues, rock and roll and rockabilly 1950’s sound. JD took up guitar when was 13 years old and continued all the way to high school where he played with a number of local punk bands and began writing his own songs. During this time, McPherson was exposed to the music of Buddy Holly, developing a strong interest in 1950’s rock and roll. Moving on to college, JD studied visual arts at the University of Tulsa, earning a M.F.A. (Master of Fine Arts) degree, and later worked as an art teacher. After deciding to pursue music seriously full time, McPherson sent a demo to Jimmy Sutton, Hi Style Records of Chicago, a label specializing in roots music. Sutton agreed to produce his debut album Signs and Signifiers, which was released in 2010 on Hi Style Records. On April 17, 2012, the album was given a major record release on Rounder Records (Concord Music Group); debuting at number one on Billboard’s Heat Seeker Albums chart and number 161 on the Billboard 200 chart the week of June 12, 2012. It also reached number 47 on the Billboard Rock chart. It doesn’t end there, JD McPherson has also been hugely embraced overseas with sell out shows and guest appearances on many shows throughout Europe. Rounders/Hi Style released the single, Your Love (All That I’m Missing) from the album Signs and Signifiers in the UK on June 18, 2012. This definitely is one artist to take a listen to, especially his rendition of Carol by Chuck Berry.  I love it, but then again I’ve always loved 1950’s rock and roll. Listen and download.

JD McPherson

songs: North Side Gal, Scandalous, A Gentle Awakening, I Can’t Complain, Dimes For Nickels, Carol

album: Signs and Signifiers

website: http://www.jdmcpherson.com/

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  1. jammin to it right now thanks for the tunes! Patricia Ann Martinez patriciaann.martinez@ymail.com 832.577.7769

    >________________________________ > From: AURALFXATION >To: patriciaann.martinez@ymail.com >Sent: Wednesday, September 26, 2012 1:14 PM >Subject: [New post] JD McPherson > > > WordPress.com >auralfxation posted: “JD McPherson is an American singer-songwriter and guitarist from Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. He is know for his rhythm and blues, rock and roll and rockabilly 1950’s sound. JD took up guitar when was 13 years old and continued all the way to high school where” >

  2. We have posted a lot about JD over at Sad Man’s Tongue, in the last 9 months, and we are excited to see his presence growing, as he appears to be restoring what rock and roll was.

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