J.D. Souther at AMSD Behind First Studio Album in 25 years

| July 19, 2011 | 0 Comments

One of the principal architects of the Southern California country-rock sound, J.D. Souther played a key part in the formation of the Eagles, and wrote their hits “Heartache Tonight,” “Victim of Love,” “New Kid in Town” and “Simple Man Simple Dreams.”

In addition to being a highly sought after session player and songwriter, Souther also released in the 1970’s three solo albums, and was part of the iconic Souther Hillman Furay Band, with Chris Hillman from the Byrds and Richie Furay from Poco.

In 1985, after a string of hit records, Grammy nominations and American Music Awards, Souther walked away from recording and performing, preferring the songwriting end of the business. For the next quarter of a century, Souther penned hits for Brooks and Dunn, Jimmy Buffet, Glen Campbell, Don Henley, Roy Orbison, George Strait and countless others. Souther is back now, with his first studio album in 25 years, “Natural History.” The new album is the work of a musician at the height of his talents. Souther has crafted an inventive new musical setting for his playful and literate musings on life, love and politics. Recorded live in the studio with a five-piece band, (horns, piano, bass and drums), “Natural History” has Souther in his finest voice ever, immediate and powerful. Souther will appear in a release concert at AMSDConcerts on July 15 at 7:30. Tickets are $30 and can be reserved at www.AMSDConcerts.com.

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