JD McPherson

Oklahoma native singer-songwriter JD McPherson is ramping up a deluge of new music on the heels of his critically acclaimed debut album Signs & Signifiers. Today McPherson releases The Warm Covers, a four-song digital EP. The rock and roll singer seamlessly blends 1050’s style blues rock with toe-tapping steel guitars for a timeless sound that would play in LA in 2014 or American Bandstand in 1955. In addition to his EP McPherson also announced a killer Halloween show opening for Queens of the Stone Age at the LA Forum on Halloween night, October 31.

You can check out the first track off the new EP, a refurbished version of Billy Boy Arnold’s “I Wish You Would”, on Esquire. Of the song, McPherson comments, “Concord acquired the Vee Jay catalog. They asked us if we would like to cover a song and, record nerds that we are, we asked can we actually release a Vee Jay Record with the old Vee Jay Label. This is a Billy Boy Arnold tune—changed it up a bit, but for the most part that’s the song.”

In addition to the digital EP, a special 7” vinyl will be released November 4 (pre-order now via Amazon). The Vee Jay Records 7” features “I Wish You Would” along with a Jimmy Hughes cover, “Steal Away.” The record will be available at indie retail and at upcoming tour dates.

McPherson’s sophomore full-length album will be released in 2015 on Rounder Records. More information to be announced shortly.


The Warm Covers EP track-listing:

1. I Wish You Would (Billy Boy Arnold)

2. Steal Away (Jimmy Hughes)

3. Rome Wasn’t Built In A Day (Nick Lowe)

4. Why Lady Why (Alabama)

Vee Jay Records 7” track-listing

1. I Wish You Would (Billy Boy Arnold)

2. Steal Away (Jimmy Hughes)


October 22                                                        Dallas, TX                                                        Granada

October 23                                                      Austin, TX                                                 The Belmont

October 25                                                   Santa Fe, NM                                               The Skylight

October 26                                                    Phoenix, AZ                                             Rhythm Room

October 28                                                Solana Beach, CA                                          The Belly Up

October 31                                                 Los Angeles, CA                                             The Forum*

November 2                                              Pioneertown, CA                                     Pappy & Harriets

 November 3                                               Santa Ana, CA                                   Constellation Room

 November 5                                           San Francisco, CA                    Great American Music Hall

November 7                                                     Portland, OR                                                     Doug Fir

November 8                                                   Seattle, WA                                              Tractor Tavern

November 10                                          Salt Lake City, UT                                      The State Room

November 12                                                 Boulder, CO                                          The Fox Theatre

November 14                                                     Tulsa, OK                                                           Cain’s

*supporting Queens of the Stone Age

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