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JD Souther

If you ask John David where he's from, he may say without hesitation; "I'm from Amarillo." But depending on who's asking, he may shrug and say: "I'm from everywhere, I guess." He would be mostly right either way. He was born in Detroit when his father, John Souther, was crooning in front of the big bands of his day, under a stage name, Johnny Warren. His mother hated the fact that "Johnny Warren" wasn't home and so, the singing father stepped halfway out of road life by going to work for MCA as an agent: fascinating for a curious five year old John David, who met The Three Sounds, The Mills Brothers, other jazz greats, and the legendary Victor Borge, who once acted as babysitter for the lucky son

Album

John David Souther

Label: Omnivore Recordings
Released: 2016
Track listing: The Fast One; Run Like a Thief; Jesus in 3/4 Time; Kite Woman; Some People Call It Music; White Wing; It’s the Same; how long; Out to Sea; Lullaby; Kite Woman; Jesus in 3/4 time; The Fast One; Run Like a Thief; How Long; One in the Middle; Silver Blue.

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Article: Multiple Reviews

John David Souther: Black Rose and Home By Dawn

Read "John David Souther: Black Rose and Home By Dawn" reviewed by Doug Collette


John David Souther was an outlaw among outlaws in the Seventies clique of self-styled desperadoes of Los Angeles-based country rock. A frequent collaborator with, but never actually a member of, the Eagles, he readily admits, in one set of liner notes author Scott Schinder wisely devotes to the artist's own verbiage, that his iconoclastic nature didn't ...

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Article: Album Review

JD Souther: John David Souther

Read "John David Souther" reviewed by Doug Collette


JD Souther may be regarded as the unsung hero of the Los Angeles country rock axis including Linda Ronstadt, Jackson Browne and the Eagles. He collaborated to no small degree with the latter, on the ambitious Desperado (Asylum, 1973) album as well as other numbers through their entire their career, including their first number one hit ...

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News: Event

JD Souther Celebrates New Album With One Night Engagement At Café Carlyle

JD Souther Celebrates New Album With One Night Engagement At Café Carlyle

SINGER-SONGWRITER/ACTOR JD SOUTHER CELEBRATES NEW ALBUM, TENDERNESS, WITH ONE NIGHT ENGAGEMENT AT CAFÉ CARLYLE ON MAY 9 An architect of the Southern California sound and a huge influence on modern songwriting, JD Souther has written and co-written hits by the Eagles, Linda Ronstadt, Bonnie Raitt and the Dixie Chicks among many others. On the heels of ...

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News: Festival

First Tucson Jazz Festival features Bacharach, Reeves, Cobb, Childs, DeFrancesco, more

First Tucson Jazz Festival features Bacharach, Reeves, Cobb, Childs, DeFrancesco, more

By Patricia Myers The HSL Tucson Jazz Festival, a 13-day event from January 16-28 will feature both national and Arizona musicians, headlined by 86-year-old composer Burt Bacharach, 85-year old drummer and NEA Jazz Master Jimmy Cobb, and four 2015 Grammy-nominated musicians. Organist Joey DeFrancesco received a Best Jazz Instrumental nomination for Enjoy The View ...


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