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Bad Kid 03:14
Socks 03:33


released November 2, 2018

Produced by JD McPherson Band

Recorded during the warm Spring months of 2018 at Alex The Great, Nashville, TN

Chief Engineer: Scott McEwen
Assistant Engineer: Boone Wallace

Additional engineering:
Alex Hall at Reliable Recorders & Hi-Style Studios, Chicago, IL
Pete Min at Lucy’s Meat Market, Los Angeles, CA
JD Tiner at The Glass Onion, Nashville, TN

Mixed by Alex Hall at Reliable Recorders, Chicago, IL
“Twinkle (Little Christmas Lights)” Mixed by Alex Hall at Hi-Style Studio, Chicago, IL

Mastered by John Baldwin

A&R: Kim Buie at New West Records
Management: Wes Kidd at Red Light Management and Kenny Schnurstein at Burn and Shiver
Booking: Frank Riley at High Road Touring
Illustrations & Package Design: Anika Orrock
Cover Layout by JD McPherson


JD McPherson Band is:
JD MCPHERSON - Vocals, Electric Guitar, Background Vocals, Percussion
RAYNIER JACOB JACILDO - Piano, Hammond Organ, Celeste, Vibraphone, Background Vocals, Percussion
JIMMY SUTTON - Acoustic Bass, Background Vocals, Percussion
JASON SMAY - Drums, Percussion
DOUG CORCORAN - Tenor & Baritone Saxophones, Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Six-String Bass, Lap Steel Guitar, Glockenspiel, Celeste, Background Vocals

Background Vocals arranged by Ray Jacildo, Doug Corcoran, & The Giardinaires

Additional Musicians:
Alex Hall & Scott Ligon - Piano Solo on “What’s That Sound?”
Scott Ligon - Robust, Space-Age, Sock-Specific Vocal Artistry on “Socks”

Special Guests:
Lucie Silvas - Duet Vocalist on “Claus Vs. Claus” - appears courtesy of Furthest Point
The Giardinaires - Scott Ligon, Casey McDonough, & Alex Hall - Background Vocals on “Socks”, “Holly, Carol, Candy & Joy” & “Santa’s Got A Mean Machine”


Special thanks to our families, loved ones, and pets for coping with the temporal displacement symptoms of Christmas-related activity through the month of May.

Thanks to Ryan “BQ” McHugh, Ben Blanc-Dumont, TK Smith, and the fine folks at Carter Vintage Guitars.

JD McPherson Band use Fender Musical Instruments & Amplifiers.

JD McPherson uses Jim Dunlop effects and accessories, Divine Noise instrument cables, and D'Addario guitar strings.

Jimmy Sutton uses Gallien Krueger bass amplifiers.

Jason Smay uses Natal Drums, Dream cymbals, and Vic Firth drumsticks.

The JD McPherson Band uses Hoffee carbon fiber instrument cases.


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