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JD McPherson at the Belly Up Tavern- December 11

Solana Beach CA— Acclaimed singer, songwriter and musician JD McPherson will perform at Belly Up, 143 S Cedros Ave in Solana Beach next Wednesday, December 11, 8:00pm, as part of his second-annual “SOCKS: A Rock n’ Roll Christmas Tour.”

The performance celebrates McPherson’s breakthrough debut Christmas album, SOCKS, which features 11 all-original Christmas songs and was last year’s best-reviewed holiday record. Of the release, Esquire praises, “A retro-rock holiday revival that, with no kitsch or cutesiness, beams with festive cheer,” while the Los Angeles Times declares, “It’s an utter joy, a vintage jump-blues/R&B/rockabilly workout devoid of treacly sentiment, but brimming over with child-like spirit.”

Hailing from Broken Arrow, OK, McPherson has recorded three studio albums and toured extensively at venues worldwide plus festival sets at Glastonbury, Bonnaroo and Newport Folk Festival among many others. Rolling Stone has described his music as “Timeless, forward-thinking rock & roll.” His most recent LP, Undivided Heart & Soul, was released in 2017 to widespread critical acclaim with NPR praising, “McPherson’s mastery of rock and soul fundamentals is beyond question, but his voice moves in wild ways on these songs, and the band exudes a new kind of risky energy.”