Another baseball season has come and gone in Chicago, but chances are your toes are still tapping to this year’s unofficial Cubs anthem, JD McPherson’s “North Side Gal.” The Oklahoma native’s infectious blend of early 1950’s R&B and rock ‘n’ roll has captivated listeners with his raucous update to an old school sound. Since the re-release of his debut album Signs and Signifiers this spring, the former schoolteacher’s sound has exploded, wining the praise of fans like Tom Waits and Nick Lowe. We caught up with JD McPherson after his recent show at Metro to discuss the Cubs, recording in Chicago, and meeting his heroes.
Read the full interview on Chicagoist.
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