About JD PRIEST
Dynamic Singer/Songwriter/Musician JD PRIEST expresses himself with a unique contemporary flare and eloquent style. Taking a variety of musical influences from Rhythm & Blues, Soulful Rock, Jazz and Country, he blends them into a sound uniquely identifiable. His impassioned vocal stylings have earned him outstanding reviews from Music Connection Magazine, Global Muse, Press-Enterprise and LA’s Crown Magazine. Dana Point Herald calls JD PRIEST ”one of Southern California’s most promising acts”. In 2007 JD PRIEST releases CD “Falling Forward” as the follow up to his debut EP “Sum Of Soul” and is the second time JD has worked with Engineer/Producer Kelly McGuire (Bucksworth, Oso-Rey, Shoppy,). “All these tracks have a special magic that reflect our comfort working together and what started out to be just a few songs has now become a ten-song, musical biography giving testimony to the emotional struggle of a love-tormented soul,” says JD. He uses catchy melodies and hooks to communicate the depth of his writing. Concerts scheduled to promote the CD release include the 2007 Temecula Valley Balloon & Wine Festival.
JD’s career began in the early 90s with the Americana/Roots group Acoustic Connection. Opening for country artist like Grammy winner Dan Seals and appearing on the Charlie Daniel’s Talent Roundup on TNN, JD continued to shine as he developed his songwriting and performance skills. In fall of 1997 the band performed for Los Angeles’ Billy Block’s Western Beat and were then nominated for the National Academy Of Songwriters Acoustic Underground, “Songwriters Of The Year Award” featuring music written by JD PRIEST.
JD releases “Sum Of Soul”, a four- song EP producing hits like “Be With You” and “Right On”. Special musical guest SHOPPY.
By 2002 JD PRIEST is touring the country as a sponsored artist for the National Music Retailer Guitar Center then given a special invite to perform with Heather Sullivan for California Lieutenant Governor Cruz Bustimante.
Early in 2005 JD opens the stage for Classic Rock legends John Waite (The Babys), Lou Grahm (Foreigner), Mickey Thomas & Starship, the Calling, Jimmy Van Zant & more! He also shares the stage with world-class performers like percussionist Paulo Matioli.
In recent years JD was blessed with the opportunity to entertain at many special events for the Orange County Multiple Sclerosis Society and the Los Angeles Children''s Hospital.
JD PRIEST has worked with Recording Artist Heather Sullivan and appeared as special guest on tracks for Country Artist Jenny Mack, Kelly McGuire and Alternative Rock Singer Mustard. JD tours throughout Southern California performing as a solo acoustic act or with the dynamic JD PRIEST BAND at Casinos, Night Clubs, Wineries, Special & Corporate Events, Festivals,Concerts and Showcases.
JD PRIEST is currently shopping for a publishing and recording deal.
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