August 18th, 2014
Hi All! Super excited to be hitting the road with friends, Joy Ike and Charlie Oxford, this September! Wanted to share the press release with you (below). Hoping you can join us for a night of music! More info and ticket links in the shows section of our site. -JD
JD EICHER AND CHARLIE OXFORD TO HIT THE ROAD
WITH JOY IKE IN SEPTEMBER
Labelmates JD Eicher and Charlie Oxford will be heading out on tour together with guest Joy Ike for the second half of September for a series of dates across the Midwest and East Coast (see full list of tour dates below). Fans can expect an evening of stellar acoustic performances at venues from Chicago to Nashville and as far East as South Carolina and Delaware.
Says Eicher about the planned tour: “Not only are Joy and Charlie great musicians, but they’re great friends. It will make for a special energy on stage and good stories from the road.” Oxford concurs, adding, “I’m really looking forward to this upcoming tour with JD Eicher and Joy Ike. JD and I toured together last March and it was a great time. We made so many new fans and I know Joy will be a great addition to the group. I think it’s really cool for singer/songwriters from completely different influences and backgrounds to tour together because it gives the crowd so much more to take in.”
Eicher, leader of the Pittsburgh, PA and Youngstown, OH-based quartet JD Eicher & the Goodnights saw the release of the third album with his band, Into Place, on September 10, 2013, via Rock Ridge Music (with distribution through ADA). Grammy-nominated producer Dustin Burnett (who worked with the Newsboys, Augustana, Rush of Fools, Moriah Peters, Darling Parade, Dave Barnes) produced Into Place, and the band’s soaring and graceful pop-rock songcraft has garnered the group favorable comparisons to Coldplay, Keane, The Script, The Killers, and Death Cab for Cutie. Live, JD Eicher & the Goodnights has shared a bill with such diverse and respected artists as the Dave Matthews Band, Coldplay, Hot Chelle Rae, Pete Yorn, Anberlin, Rod Stewart, Bryan Adams, Cartel, Maroon 5, Kelly Clarkson, and Matt White, among many others.
Oxford, whose self-titled album was released on March 11, 2014 (also via Rock Ridge Music with distribution through ADA), has been called “indie-rock meets pop-rock” and “versed in blues and jazz sensibilities” (InForty.com), whileInnocent Words said that his album “artfully layered a taut rhythm section, slick horn lines, fat keys, dramatic strings and gritty guitars under Oxford’s boy next door voice with its Southern tinged charm.” The Nashville-based Oxford traces a line from Sam Cooke to pop contemporaries like James Morrison and John Mayer. A highlight for him was performing on the BMI Songwriter Stage at the French Quarter Festival in New Orleans, as well as performing twice at the annual BMI Key West Songwriters Festival. His time spent in college in New Orleans—he was there when Katrina hit—was extremely influential on his musical self; both the city and the musicians there helped to shape Oxford.
Ike’s music, voice, and writing have drawn comparisons to female musicians such as Corinne Bailey Rae, Regina Spektor, Norah Jones, and Fiona Apple. But her percussive piano-playing and soaring vocals give homage to her Nigerian upbringing. She has had the opportunity to share the stage and open for Jeffrey Gaines, Denison Whitmer, Cody Chestnutt, Butterfly Boucher, Tyrone Wells, Allen Toussaint, and Serena Ryder to name a few. A write-up on NPR’s All Things Considered says, “The depth of subjects she tackles in her poetic lyrics are perfectly complemented by a unique blend of neo-soul, with just the right dash of pop… a truly compelling act to watch in person, with the ability to create an intimate setting in locations big and small.” A recent segment on NPR’s World Cafe (December 2013) featured Ike as one of Pennsylvania’s up-and-coming artists.
JD Eicher, Charlie Oxford, Joy Ike Tour Dates:
9/16 – Chicago, IL / Abbey Pub (bar side)
9/17 – Columbus, OH / Rumba Café*
9/18 – Cleveland, OH / Mahall’s*
9/19 – Kent, OH / Kent State ‘Round Town Music Festival*
9/20 – Pittsburgh, PA / Pittsburgh Winery*
9/21 – Wilmington, DE / World Cafe Live
9/22 – Lancaster, PA/ Community Room on King
9/24 – Bluffton, SC / University of South Carolina Beaufort
9/25 – Winston-Salem, NC / Salem College
9/26 – Nashville, TN / Listening Room
*JD Eicher will be performing solo acoustic on this tour except in Columbus (trio performance), and Cleveland, Kent, and Pittsburgh (full band performances).
July 14, 2014
I recently moved out of my apartment and into a house, and before I left, I got to work one last time in the kitchen and recorded some songs live and acoustic. That kitchen was the home of “Kitchen Covers” (Youtube series) and “Kitchen Concerts” (online webcast concerts), and I thought I’d do one more cheesy, unkitchenlike thing there: “Kitchen Cuts.”
Live, raw, acoustic recordings with one microphone and one instrument. They ain’t perfect, but I wanted them to be as if I were just playing them in the kitchen. (You can even hear the fridge humming in the background if you listen closely )
Over the next couple months, we’ll be offering them up as free downloads in our email newsletter as a thank-you to our subscribers. If you don’t get the emails yet, please sign up at our website (top right of the page). The first download will be in the newsletter at the end of this week – a special acoustic rendition of our song, “Level Out.”
Thanks for all you do,
It’s finally not crappy winter anymore! I’ve been slowly transitioning back into a flip flop lifestyle, and my feet are grateful for the open air. (Not sure anyone around them is very happy about it, though.)
Seriously, though, this isn’t a blog about feet. There are some awesome dates coming up that I want you to know about! In early June, I’ll be hitting the road with our drummer, Dylan, along with friends Aaron and the Spell and Besides Daniel. We’re hitting some killer venues and playing some stripped back, intimate acoustic sets. Dylan is breaking out the percussion stuff, and we’re working on some special arrangements for this run.
If you live in any of these areas, please come out and join us! If not, it’d be amazing if you’d still help pass along the word to any friends you have nearby. The dates are below, and full details are available on our tour calendar.
June 3 – Jammin Java in Vienna, VA (DC Metro area)
June 4 – World Café Live in Philadelphia
June 5 – Triumph Brewing Company in New Hope, PA
June 6 – Rockwood Music Hall Stage 3 in NYC
Thanks so much for helping us spread the word! See you soon,
Very excited to be hitting the road today, kicking off the acoustic “In the Round Tour” with friends, Charlie Oxford and Russell Howard (and Melodime on select dates)! We’ll be hitting a few of my favorite towns, along with some I’ve never been to before. I’m ready for the adventure! Also, I’m probably in for a lot of gas station food… not as excited about that part.
Anyway, if you’re nearby, please come out and join us! It’s going to be a fun and unique show. More info and tour dates below:
Rock Ridge Music recording artists, JD Eicher (of JD Eicher & the Goodnights-Youngstown/Pittsburgh), Charlie Oxford (Nashville), and Russell Howard (Dallas/Raleigh), are hitting the road for a very special run of “In the Round” performances across the US. The trio will share the stage, alternately contributing songs and the stories behind them. Don’t miss this special night with three distinct and up-and-coming voices in the singer-songwriter world.
FULL TOUR DETAILS HERE
—IN THE ROUND TOUR —
March 13, Nashville – 12th and Porter
March 15, Atlanta – Smith’s Olde Bar/ATL Room
March 18, Cleveland – Mahall’s
March 19, Pittsburgh – Club Cafe
March 20, Greensboro, NC – Backyard Stage (with Melodime)
March 21, Charlotte – Evening Muse (with Melodime)
March 22, Black Mountain, NC – Pisgah Brewing (with Melodime)
March 23, Charleston (Isle of Palms) – Windjammer (with Melodime)
March 24, Chattanooga – Camp House
Hoping you can make it out!
We were really bummed to have to cancel our ugly sweater party due to weather and illness last week, and while busy venue calendars around the holidays have made rescheduling a challenge, we found a venue that’s easy to get to: your own home
On Dec. 29th at 9 p.m., I’ll be doing an online acoustic show broadcast from my kitchen, and you can tune in on Stageit.com to watch the show, ask questions, and hang out. I know it’s not the full-fledged, in-the-flesh band show that we had originally planned, but I’m hoping this might still give us a chance to hang out for a bit and maybe give you a break during your busy holiday schedule. It’s also a good way to include folks who are farther away!
To reserve your spot, go HERE. It’s a “pay what you can show,” and while I appreciate your generosity, please feel free to just pay the minimum (I think it’s 50 cents.) and come hang out. It’d just be nice to have you there. These online shows have been a lot of fun in the past!
Hope you can make it on the 29th! If not, happy holidays!
These past couple months have been so encouraging. I want to thank every person who has gotten the new album, come to a show, and/or helped us spread the word. You’re making it possible, and the band and I never take that for granted. Thank you so much.
Speaking of how great you all are, we finished the fan lyric video for “You’ve Got a Lot of Growing Up to Do.” It took us long enough! Thanks so much to everybody who sent in a clip. You guys are super fun, and it was great to be able to have you in our cheesy video CLICK HERE to see it.
I hope this Thanksgiving season is good to you and finds you among family and friends, feeling blessed. I’m off to New Jersey to visit some family (a tradition I really look forward to). This year, the weather is iffy, but I’m hoping for one of our big family walks. My brother and I are usually able to turn these into large-scale athletic events, with made-up games involving tennis balls, tree branches, etc. It’s mildly dangerous, but it really kicks things up a notch.
Enjoy the turkey,
We’re making a video for our new song, “You’ve Got a Lot of Growing Up to Do,” and we want you to be in it! We have a great video editor who will be combining images and video, and we thought it’d be fun to have you be a part. Here’s how it works:
- Take a video of yourself (or of you and your friends) singing along to the chorus of the song (Don’t worry if you’re a shy singer – we’re only using the video, not the audio!)
- Visit wetransfer.com and upload the file, sending to this email address: email@example.com
That’s it! We’re planning to use the first 15 videos received by October 16th. We hope this will be fun, and we’re hoping you’ll get creative with it! Get your friends together, get your classroom/office to sing along, sing it in your car, sing it underwater – whatever you want. We’re excited to have you in our next video! If you can relate to some of the lyrics in the song, we hope you’ll join in.
Looking forward to this!
September 10, 2013
We are very excited to announce that our new album, Into Place, is officially released and now available on iTunes, Amazon, and at our merch store!
We are extremely proud of this new music and can’t wait for you to hear it. You have made this career possible, and we are so grateful for that support. We hope that these new songs make you feel something – that they become, in their own small way, part of your world.
Please take a moment to stop by iTunes, sample the songs, review the album, and get yourself some new music! And please, help us by sharing the iTunes link – http://bit.ly/15jt7Eo
We aren’t the most famous band, the trendiest band, or the best-selling band, but we might just be the most grateful band
Thank you so much,
JD, Jim, Ben, and Dylan
JD Eicher & the Goodnights
P.S. – Hope you like the new website! Still working out a few of the kinks here and there, but we’re liking how it’s coming along
August 31, 2013
We’re into the home stretch for the new album release, and we’re getting excited over here! If you haven’t gotten your release show tickets yet, I really hope you’ll consider grabbing some in advance (only $6!) and joining us for what is sure to be a fun night of music! Here’s the info and links to buy tickets:
Youngstown CD Release Show - CLICK HERE for tickets!
Magic Tree Pub and Eatery
w/Katianne Timko and Letters From Memphis
7463 South Ave
Boardman, OH 44512
Doors 7 p.m.
Pittsburgh CD Release Show - CLICK HERE for tickets!
Hard Rock Cafe
w/Joy Ike (and band)
230 W Station Square Dr
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Doors 9 p.m.
In other news, the new record is now available for pre-order on iTunes for a limited-time price of $7.99, and you get an immediate download of “I’d Like to Get to Know You” when you order! Here’s the link: http://bit.ly/15jt7Eo
As we’ve gotten closer and closer to this release, the growing support we’ve seen has been so encouraging. Thank you for standing by this little band. We aren’t superstars, and we haven’t sold a million records. But we’ve got you with us, and that’s all we need.