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JD McPherson’s studio video for “Let The Good Times Roll”

Thomas Bellflower April 3, 2015
A studio video for  JD McPherson ’s “Let The Good Times Roll” premiered today at  Paste  and can be viewed here: . The song is the title track from McPherson’s highly acclaimed new album and features his longtime band—Jimmy Sutton (upright bass), Jason Smay (drums), Ray Jacildo (keys) and Doug Corcoran (saxophone, guitar, keys).
The official music video for “Let The Good Times Roll” premiered at Rolling Stone. The video and feature may be viewed here: Furthermore Billboard recently premiered the video for an unplugged version of the eighth track on the album, “You Must Have Met Little Caroline?” praising McPherson as a “killer live act.” Watch the video here:
Following a sold-out European tour, McPherson and his band are in the midst of an extensive North American tour, including a series of dates supporting both Eric Church and Robert Plant on their respective tours. See below for complete details.



“…on Let The Good Times Roll, McPherson goes one step further, finding that genre-defying mix that made early rock ‘n’ roll the sexiest thing on the radio.”—NPR Music
 “Oklahoma native plays timeless, forward-thinking rock & roll”—Rolling Stone
“…bringing some of the purest rock ‘n’ roll vibes straight from the genre’s birth
and into the present day.”—Esquire
“McPherson writes strong, memorable melodies and sings them with the smooth, subtle soul of Sam Cooke…Even listeners not attuned to McPherson’s musical mindset will recognize and appreciate the sheer joy that explodes out of the speaker…”—American Songwriter
Let The Good Times Roll recently debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Heatseekers Chart (Rounder Records). In celebration of the album’s release, McPherson returned to the “Late Show with David Letterman” to perform the title track. The performance can be viewed here: Additionally, NPR’s “Weekend Edition Sunday” featured McPherson on the program. Listen to the full interview here: Moreover, of the music, NPR Music critic 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…”
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” and MOJO magazinecalled 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.
1. Let The Good Times Roll
2. Bossy
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?
9. Precious
10. Mother Of Lies
11. Everybody’s Talking ‘Bout the All American
*appearing with Eric Church
†appearing with Robert Plant
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 19 /// Dallas, TX /// Sons of Hermann Hall
April 21 /// Chattanooga, TN /// Rhythm & Brews
April 22 /// Louisville, KY /// WFPK Waterfront Wednesdays
April 23 /// Raleigh, NC /// PNC Arena*
April 24 /// Hampton, VA /// Hampton Coliseum*
May 1 /// Guthrie, OK /// Queen of the Prairie Festival
May 25 /// Bend, OR /// Les Schwab Ampitheater†
May 27 /// Salt Lake City, UT /// The Depot†
May 28 /// Las Vegas, NV /// Brooklyn Bowl†
May 31 /// Santa Barbara, CA /// Santa Barbara Bowl†
June 2 /// Los Angeles, CA /// The Greek Theatre†
June 21 /// Minneapolis, MN /// Rock the Garden Festival
July 24 /// Philadelphia, PA /// WXPN’s XPoNential Festival


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