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JD McPherson

Doors 7:00pm • Music 8:00pm

Abilene, Record Archive & DSP Shows present...


You could mistake JD McPherson for a revivalist, given how few other contemporary artists are likely to assert, as he boldly does, that “’Keep a Knockin’ by Little Richard is the best record ever made. It’s so insanely visceral, you feel like it’s going to explode your speakers. If I’m listening to that in the car, I find myself having to brake suddenly. I can listen to that and it makes me feel like I’m 20 feet tall. And the feeling of joy I get from that record is always going to be the real push behind trying to make music.” But in a very real sense, McPherson is much more a pioneer than roots resuscitator. He’s knocking at the door of something that arguably hasn’t yet been accomplished—a spirited, almost spiritual hybrid that brings the forgotten lessons from the earliest days of rock & roll into a future that has room for the modernities of studio technique...

with special guests
JAKE LA BOTZ and Woody Pines!

Harro East Ballroom
155 North Chestnut Street
Rochester, NY 14604

Tickets: $20 advance, $25 day of show, available now at Abilene Bar and Lounge and Record Archive and online at the following...

Abilene tickets

DSP tickets

Earlier Event: April 13
Daddy Longleg's Homegrown Revival
Later Event: April 13
Bobby Henrie & The Goners