In support of his new LP Undivided Heart & Soul, retro-inspired rock and roller JD McPherson is bringing his latest music to Nashville. Tonight, Nov. 18 he’ll share those new tunes and some of his old favorites during a headlining show at The Basement East. Get there early, because you don’t want to miss the impressive sounds of singer-songwriter Dylan Pratt. Sounds like a good way to spend your Saturday night, right? Snag your tickets right here before they run out and keep reading to get a preview of tonight’s great lineup.
In 2012, JD McPherson earned buzz and acclaim for his debut album Signs and Signifiers, which featured a old school rock and roll sound that was far removed from the indie rock and folk-pop that then dominated the charts. Although he takes plenty of cues from the greats before him, McPherson is far from a cover artist. The former art teacher and Oklahoma native cites influences that range from Fats Domino to the Pixies. 2015’s Let the Good Times Roll evolved his sound even further with R&B and soul elements. Just last month, he dropped his third studio album Undivided Heart & Soul via New West Records. On his latest LP, McPherson strips things down and returns to the rockabilly roots that originally catapulted his career. Check out his headlining show to hear some of his newest cuts along with some old favorites.
Singer-songwriter Dylan Pratt started his musical career by playing with his band In Symmetry in Phoenix, Arizona. After honing his sound, he moved to Seattle to try his hand at a solo career. Now based out of Tempe, Pratt’s voice has a haunting tone that powers his reflective and insightful lyrics. He landed his record deal while on tour with longtime friend JD McPherson back in 2015, and things have only gone up since. Earlier this year, he dropped his debut LP Limbo, which traces back his long journey of personal discovery and musical growth.
JD McPherson and Dylan Pratt will perform tonight, Nov. 18 at The Basement East. The show is 21+, begins at 9 p.m. (doors at 8 p.m.), and tickets are available to purchase for $20.