JD Souther, who decided not to be an Eagle but wrote several of their biggest hits anyway, is playing his first tour in over 25 years and it is in support of his new album, IF THE WORLD WAS YOU.
JD Souther was Glenn Frey's roommate as The Eagles were forming. Their downstairs neighbor was Jackson Browne. JD is one of the principal architects of the Southern California country-rock sound. He famously played a key role in the formation of the Eagles and co-wrote their hits “Heartache Tonight,” “Victim of Love,” “New Kid In Town,” and “Best of My Love,” as well as writing Linda Ronstadt’s classics “Faithless Love,” “Simple Man, Simple Dream,” and "Prisoner in Disguise.” Souther’s new release, IF THE WORLD WAS YOU is both a bold step forward and a return to his Amarillo, Texas roots, where the young multi-instrumentalist grew up steeped in the improvisation sensibilities of John Coltrane and Miles Davis as well as in the music of rock pioneers Hank Williams, Buddy Holly, and Roy Orbison, all of whose influences are evident throughout. His biggest hit as a solo artist was his 1979 Orbison-influenced song "You're Only Lonely" from the album of the same name and a collaboration with James Taylor called "Her Town Too" from Taylor's Dad Loves His Work album. He was also one third of Souther, Hillman, and Furay and having JD in to the Horse completes our goal of getting all three of them on our stage this year.
April Smith opens the show. If you combine the dramatic presence of Freddie Mercury, melodic sweetness of Jeff Buckley, range and power of Ann Wilson, smoky sarcasm of Tom Waits, and the ornate imagination of Michel Gondry and you’re getting close to the sounds of April Smith. Tickets Here.