Here to There

J.D. Pederson

Rock, Pop, Soul & Country

J.D. introduces great songs, melodies and rock solid musicianship throughout his fourth release... J.D. get's an assist from Jack Mack's Mark Campbell on the title tune as well as the famous Jack Mack horn section featuring Bill Bergman. Other highlights include, Bernie Chiaravalle's great guitar work on "The Best Thing," Don Chapman's guitar assist on "Follow The Sun," Jim Kremidas' stellar pedal steel on "Restless Heart" and "Your Own Civil War," Bruce Swaim's inspiring tenor sax work on "The Way Back Home" and "Don't Say Goodnight," and background vocals from Firefall's Larry Burnett, Don Chapman and Amy Denton.

Album photo-montage by Jean Fogelberg. Visit jeanfogelberg.com

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It Seems Like Only Yesterday

J.D. Pederson

Bridging the styles of Singer Songwriter, Rock, Pop, Blues and Country, J.D. shines on his third release including a duet with Firefall's Larry Burnett.

A great blend of what you've come to appreciate in J.D.'s music..the craft of songwriting, great melodies and musicianship. His third release shines with help from Firefall's Larry Burnett (of Cinderella fame) on a number of tunes, including one of Larry's "Learn The Dance."

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The Banana Republican

J.D. Pederson

Six drops of the essence of clever, five drops of Caribbean Style and the same tight arrangements and vocals you loved on "Beach Music."

Mixing one part tongue & cheek and one part Caribbean Soul, JD’s second release sparkles with some very memorable tunes. What is apparent in this release is his ability to fashion fun with poignant story telling. Somewhat reminiscent of Jimmy Buffett songs, JD takes us on an adventure…whether it’s for a “Long Weekend,” a visit with the “The Banana Republican” or a madcap time in “Juarez Hell.”

We are reminded of JD’s range as he tackles Hollywood head-on in “One Sick Puppy,” and then throttles way back to deliver a sweet traditional ballad in “The Water Is Wide.” The Banana Republican also showcases his multi-instrumental talents ranging from reggae, funk and rock guitar to country and pop keyboard work, tight drums and percussion as well as soulful solid vocals.

No sophomore jinx here…JD provides some of his best work to date!

Married with four children, J.D. resides outside of Washington, DC and focuses on business interests in and outside of music. Pederson laughs, "my troubadour days may be behind me, but I can still cook up a pretty mean gumbo."

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Beach Music

J.D. Pederson

A marriage of Carolina beach music, white hot soul and the west coast sound of the seventies.

When J.D. began playing clubs in and around the south bay, it was like watching someone cook gumbo every night. Sets mixed a blend of originals with Van Morrison, Little Feat, and Jimmy Buffett and the likes of the Flying Burrito Brothers. "You never knew what to expect next, and that was part of the fun of it all," explains J.D.

"Beach Music" is a collection of songs penned in those clubs in California in the seventies through the mid-nineties that remain as contemporary today as they were some fifteen or twenty years ago. Married with four children, J.D. resides outside of Washington, DC and focuses on business interests in and outside of music. Pederson laughs, "my troubadour days may be behind me, but I can still cook up a pretty mean gumbo."

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