ACL Artist of the Day: JD Mcpherson
Hannah Thornby

ACL is bigger than ever with a whopping TWO weekends this year, not including special KGSR Morning and Official Late Night shows. The pressure is so very, very on to get the most out this opportunity. Let KGSR help you through this high-stakes and yet high-return time with our hand-picked schedule suggestions. Come October when the madness ensues, you'll thank us.

JD Mcpherson

Playing Zilker Tent 10/4 Friday from 6:00-7:00 PM and 10/11 Friday from 6:00-7:00 PM

JD McPherson is a singer-songwriter and guitarist from Broken Arrow, Oklahoma known for a retro sound rooted in the rock and roll, rhythm and blues, and rockabilly music of the 1950s. Among more obvious influences like Little Richard and Fats Domino, McPherson also draws inspiration from artists as diverse as the Wu-Tang Clan, Pixies, and Led Zeppelin. On Signs & Signifiers, McPherson’s debut album, produced by JD’s musical partner, Jimmy Sutton, he meshes the old and the new, the primal and the sophisticated, on a work that will satisfy traditional American rock ‘n’ roll and R&B purists while also exhibiting McPherson’s gift for mixing and matching different styles.

If you like: Alabama Shakes, Buddy Guy, Emmylou Harris

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