This week Aaron and Brent highlight a singer-songwriter who has a retro sound rooted in the music of the 1950s and a band from Georgia known for their melodic harmonies, quirky lyrics, and dance-friendly songs. With songs that evoke a vintage-inspired feel all while maintaining a contemporary sound, Aaron spotlights three songs from JD McPherson. Taking their name from the bouffant hairstyles worn by band members Kate Pierson and Cindy Wilson, Brent looks at three songs from The B-52's.Visit www.crossingthestreamspodcast.com for extended show notes.This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy
JD McPherson is a singer-songwriter and guitarist from Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. He is known for playing old school rock and roll, rockabilly, and rhythm and blues music. In high school he played in a number of local punk rock bands and began writing his own songs. He has stated that he has always been in a band of some sort since he was 16 years old. McPherson hooked up with Jimmy Sutton, of the small independent record label Hi-STYLE Records, and agreed to produce McPherson's debut album: this became 2010's Signs and Signifiers and included the hit Northside Gal. Since then he and his band have released 3 more full length albums and tour the world year round.
The retro roots-rocker shows how he gets yesteryear tones with new beauties from Fender, TK Smith, and Texotica.Don't Miss a Rundown: http://bit.ly/RIgRundownENLSubscribe to PG's Channel: http://bit.ly/SubscribePGYouTube
JD McPherson joins Z. for the final episode of The Show On The Road's 2019 Season. The Oklahoma-born artist makes his own brand of high intellect, dance party-ready Sun Studios-style rock 'n roll and last year, may have recorded one of the greatest original Christmas albums of the modern era with "Socks". While JD McPherson probably never dreamed he would become a new rock-n-roll king of Christmas, “Socks” that may be his most impressive feat yet. If you’re deeply suspicious of the capitalistic caterwauling of most modern holiday music on the airwaves (except you, Mariah!) you'll still fall in love with JD’s sarcastic and sweet new collection of holiday originals, which deftly dives into lesser discussed Christmas subjects like broken expectations, inter-family angst, holiday horniness, and hilariously - the myth of why Santa must be grossly overweight to satisfy us myth-loving kids. Give the album a spin as you rock around the Christmas tree or the Chanukah bush, or even better - keep it playing all year long. Back in a few weeks with more episodes!
JD McPherson’s got a great backstory as a guy from small town Oklahoma who loved playing rock ’n’ roll so much that he finally started touring in his 30s. Fortunately, he’s good at it and has been able to sustain a career since. But that’s not why he’s on “The 12 Songs of Christmas.” In 2018, he recorded Socks!, which is perfect for people who want their Christmas music as schmaltz-free as possible. This week he talks to host Alex Rawls about he solved the problem of how to write Christmas songs with an approach that reveals a deep love of rock ’n’ roll history. This week, Alex starts a new segment and talks about a song that ought to be part of the Christmas canon, Charlie Rich’s “Santa Claus’ Daughter.” The song went unreleased in 1965 when Rich recorded it, so its obscurity is understandable, but its playfulness is undeniable and Rich’s Elvis-like vocal makes the song sound familiar on first listen. If you’re listening to this episode here, please subscribe to “12 Songs” through Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Stitcher and Spotify. That way, you don’t miss an episode and I have numbers to help convince artists and their managers that appearing on the podcast is a good idea. Those numbers also help advertisers see “12 Songs” as a way to reach their markets. It’s a win/win!
633: New Music Challenge - Hiss Golden Messenger, JD McPherson
Rockin' the Suburbs
We take a classic rock fan and try to get him into some new music. That's the show, from Greg Wilson's Tiki Bar. Patrick thinks Greg might like Hiss Golden Messenger. Jim goes with JD McPherson. How did they do? Also featuring friends Rob Gates and Kevin Spain.Subscribe to Rockin' the Suburbs on Apple Podcasts/iTunes or other podcast platforms, including audioBoom, Spotify, Google Play, SoundCloud, Stitcher and TuneIn. Or listen at SuburbsPod.com. Please rate/review the show on Apple Podcasts/iTunes and share it with your friends. Become a Rockin' the Suburbs patron - support the show and get bonus content - at Patreon.com/suburbspod Visit our website at SuburbsPod.com Email Jim & Patrick at firstname.lastname@example.org Follow us on the Twitter, Facebook or Instagram @suburbspod If you're glad or sad or high, call the Suburban Party Line — 612-440-1984. Theme music by Quartjar. Visit quartjar42.com (c) 2019, Artie S. Industries LLC
JD McPherson, Nora Jane Struthers at BBQ, Blues & Bluegrass; ‘Jersey Boys’ at The Mendel; Breaking Character Episode 97
In this week’s episode, Jeremy and Paul chat with musicians JD McPherson and Nora Jane Struthers, who are both part of the lineup of the 7th annual BBQ, Blues & Bluegrass festival taking place Saturday at Whirlpool Centennial Park in St. Joseph; and Jonathan Cable, who portrays Nick Massi, in the national touring production of "Jersey Boys," which takes the stage Thursday night at The Mendel Center at Lake Michigan College in Benton Harbor.
The Drum Shuffle - Episode 012 - Jason Smay of JD McPherson
The Drum Shuffle
Episode 012 features Jason Smay of JD McPherson's outstanding band. Jamie and Jason discuss his upbringing in Rochester, New York, his incredible traditional grip technique and his jazz influences. They also talk candidly about Jason's time with Los Straightjackets and his decision to join JD McPherson's band, the recording of JD's latest album, Undivided Heart and Soul, and the upcoming tour season. Jason is incredibly well-versed in all things drum-related and is one super cool guy. This is a must-listen episode.