JD McPherson: Let the Good Times Roll

I’m late to the game, as I’m just now finding out about JD McPherson, whose album Let the Good Times Roll showed up on Rdio this week.

The title track is the one that really caught my ear. His music is reminiscent of an earlier age, which I’d be able to identify more accurately if I wasn’t so out of touch with music history. Give the song a listen, and you’ll see/hear what I mean.

In this song, the guitar, bass, and drums are all very straight-forward – and the chord progressions are basic, but very satisfying. McPherson’s vocals do most of the moving around, but it never strays too far away from the solid base that the other band members lay down.

I’m still trying to pin down the time period that this song reminds me of. 50’s era? Late 50’s?

Even though it sounds like music from an older era, and even though he’s not a new, emerging artist… it’s still all new to me.

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