Music can mean many different things to many different people. For some, music provides the underscore to their lives, always in the background, accompanying their day-to-day activities, but rarely in the forefront. For others, music is the soundtrack of their lives, often out in front of everything, matching the pulse and mood of their current state. For others still, music is an art, a science, something to be analyzed. San Luis Obispo’s own, The JD Project,provides the kind of music that works very well for all three instances. Their driving blend of rock, blues, soul, and country provides a pulse that is great for a party atmosphere. It moves you to tap your feet, dance, sing along…basically have a great time. Their lyrics and musicianship will impress even the most discerning of listeners. Their live performances are exciting, amusing, and enjoyable while still leaving the opportunity for people to hold a conversation with each other. All in all, The JD Project is a great band for any occasion where having a good time is at the top of the list of priorities.
2018 will be a busy year for the band…they will start off in the studio, working on a promising new recording of great, new original tunes. The early release of a song called “Long Hard Road” was met with great enthusiasm as it won a New Times Music Award this. The band was honored to be selected for this award…It was their fourth NTMA award as a band to date.
The JD Project is comprised of veterans of many California touring acts, including former members of SLO’s own nationally touring act, Itchy McGuirk. They have played throughout the San Francisco Bay area, The Mid-State Fair in Paso Robles, the Morro Bay Harbor Festival, the Christopher Cohan Performing Arts Center, and many other local venues. The members of The JD Project have played throughout the United States, headlined at large San Francisco venues (Slim’s, The Great American Music Hall, The Last Day Saloon, and many more), and many other exciting venues throughout the country. Throughout their musical careers, the members of The JD Project have maintained San Luis Obispo County as their home base and take great pride in being members of the SLO community. The JD Project is a perfect fit for any event. Their combination of original and cover tunes, outstanding musicianship, soaring vocals, and overall stage presence will ensure a great time by all in attendance.
The JD Project:
Jon Scholl (Bass and vocals)
Dan Ernst (Guitar and vocals)
Dave LaCaro (Drums and vocals)
Doug Groshart (Keyboard and lead vocals)