My wife and I saw JD 5ish years ago, which was probably close to when he was just breaking out and getting somewhat popular. It was a great show, love the throwback style. The opening band for that show was called The Cactus Blossoms, which was also a retro kinda of thing but was a lot more like the Everly Brothers style (two guys, two guitars, harmonizing vocals).Saw this guy on Saturday. He was part of a festival booking (I was there to see The Steel Woods, who kicked ass as usual).
Never heard of him before. Very good stuff - love the retro feel on his songs...
Great harmony, even a cool guitar solo. Very cool.@Hauler
This is the band I mentioned above that opened for JD. They were also great live. I think you’ll see what I mean when I said it sounds like the Everly Brothers kind of thing. Between them and JD, the whole show was a cool throwback.
@Megaterio Llamas you may also dig this.
Back in the 90s I was in to shows like Uncle Tupelo, Blue Mountain, etc., and the Blue Shadows would’ve fit right into that. However, a bar called “The Rusty Gull” would have given me reservations lol. It’s a suggestive name full of innuendo