Oklahoma native and vintage rock and roll singer JD McPherson has been compared to artists as seemingly disparate as Little Richard and Amy Winehouse. He just dropped his sophomore record, which is garnering acclaim for McPherson’s ability to make music that balances being a throwback to the rock and roll of the 1950s, without feeling like a cover band’s copycat, and is playing Mercy Lounge tonight with indie singer-songwriter Dylan Pratt. Read on to find out more about McPherson and Pratt and pick up tickets.
McPherson’s sophomore album, Let The Good Times Roll, just came out this month. It is a throwback record, influenced by the earliest beginnings of rock and roll music during the 1950s, as well as the psychedelic experiments that came a decade later, but it’s vintage sounds serve to remind us how great and timeless really that music was. McPherson made some Nashville connections working on this album, co-writing songs with the Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach, and recording a cover of “How Insensitive” with East Nashville resident Nikki Lane. Both the album and McPherson’s latest round of shows in support of it have gotten rave reviews, so if you love old-school rock and roll you won’t likely leave this show disappointed, and this is definitely an artist to have on your radar.
Dylan Pratt is an indie singer-songwriter based out of Tempe, Arizona with a history of playing in a variety of projects spanning the west coast. As a solo artist, he sings and strums an acoustic guitar while playing music influenced by folk and pop melodies with clever lyricism.
JD McPherson and Dylan Pratt will perform Friday, February 20 at Mercy Lounge. The show is 18+, begins at at 9:00 p.m. (doors at 8:00 p.m.), and tickets are available for $15.