J.D. Souther rocks country music
Born in Detroit but raised in Amarillo, Texas, J.D. Souther's roots in both rock and country music have led to collaborations with some of the most well-known artists in the industry, including the Eagles and Linda Ronstadt. Souther's early work as a session musician in Los Angeles led to a deal with Amos Records, and he recorded an album with Glenn Frey under the name Longbranch Pennywhistle in 1970. That connection with Frey would eventually lead to bigger things, but first Souther would first work through an eponymous solo album in 1972, and later, a stint in the Souther Hillman Furay Band before focusing on his songwriting abilities. Souther ultimately became known for penning some of the biggest hits in country rock, including the Eagles hits "Best of My Love," "Victim of Love," "Heartache Tonight," and "New Kid in Town." "How Long," which was also written by Souther and originally recorded for his first solo album, eventually appeared on the Eagles' "Long Road Out of Eden." Souther then went on to produce Ronstandt's "Don't Cry Now" album and wrote songs for many of her projects, including "Faithless Love" and "White Rhythm and Blues." He also recorded several duets with her, including "Prisoner in Disguise," and "Sometimes You Can't Win." As his career progressed, Souther contributed as a singer to other artists' projects, including the backing vocals of Don Henley's "The Light is On." A collaboration with James Taylor called "Her Town Too" was also a highlight, and Souther was a contributor to projects by Roy Orbison and Friends and The Platters. In the late 80's, Souther garnered acting roles for both film and television. He had a recurring role on the series "Thirtysomething," and roles in two independent films. He released "If The World Was You," on October 14, 2008. It would mark his first new musical release in 25 years and was followed in 2011 by "Natural History," featuring new versions of Souther's songs that other artists made into hits.
date city state venue 1/24/2015 Tucson AZ Fox Tucson Theatre 3/7/2015 Durham NC Page Auditorium 3/29/2015 Mill Valley CA Sweetwater Music Hall 6/11/2015 Tokyo 13 Billboard Live Tokyo 6/18/2015 Fall River MA Narrows Center for the Arts 6/20/2015 Ridgefield CT Ridgefield Playhouse 7/9/2015 Mill Valley CA Sweetwater Music Hall 7/10/2015 Phoenix AZ Musical Instrument Museum 7/12/2015 Los Angeles CA Largo at the Coronet
date city state venue 1/4/2014 Denver CO The Soiled Dove Underground 1/23/2014 Los Angeles CA Wilshire Ebell Theatre 7/11/2014 Bay Shore NY Boulton Center for the Performing Arts 7/12/2014 Natick MA Center for Arts in Natick 10/10/2014 Dayton OH Victoria Theatre 11/13/2014 Minneapolis MN Cedar Cultural Center 11/15/2014 Cleveland OH Music Box Supper Club
date city state venue 2/10/2013 Dallas TX The Kessler Theater 4/11/2013 Dallas TX The Kessler Theater 4/13/2013 The Woodlands TX Dosey Doe 4/14/2013 San Antonio TX Sam's Burger Joint 9/5/2013 Saint Louis MO Old Rock House 9/6/2013 Chicago IL Mayne Stage 9/7/2013 Madison WI Majestic Theatre 9/8/2013 Minneapolis MN Dakota Jazz Club 10/2/2013 Toronto ON Hugh's Room 10/4/2013 Niagara Falls NY Bears Den At Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel