Three months ago I was none the wiser about Oklahoman JD McPherson and his retro styled rock n roll/rockabilly noise until pointed in his direction by @pencilsqueezer. Since then, his feel good stripped back album “Let the good times roll” has been an ever present lifeboat. I couldn’t even claim to be a fan of the genre – OK in small doses I suppose. A couple of weeks ago I spotted he was to be playing London and started the painful should/shouldn’t I go prevarication. Anyway, on the day my mind was decided and a ticket bought.
What a fabulous night – not generally disposed to this dancing lark, I soon found myself shuffling and swinging to the groove. It started well (though Bob will probably disagree) with electric blues guitarist, Big Joe Louis and his trio warming up an already appreciative audience with half an hour of boogie. On to the main act. Ex-teacher JD, took guitar and vocals was supported by a quartet comprising piano/organ; double/electric bass; drums and rhythm guitar/sax. The effect was an act as tight as a ducks arse, playing their hearts out to an appreciative » Continue Reading.