Philly roots rock band JD Malone & The Experts are earning consistently favorable coverage for their stellar new debut CD/DVD package, Avalon (ItsAboutMusic.com).
JD Malone & The Experts recently drew raves upon being tapped to open for Oscar-winning actor Tim Robbins and his acclaimed new band, the Rogues Gallery. The music of JD Malone & The Experts conjures something you might hear at a backwoods VFW Hall, drawing on the radio-friendly catalogs of classic American roots-rockers. Co-produced by Grammy winner Phil Nicolo (Lauryn Hill, Billy Joel, Bob Dylan) and Dean Sciarra of ItsAboutMusic.com, Avalon was declared “utterly captivating” in a five-star review by Sea of Tranquility, and features a 37-minute DVD documentary of the band in studio rehearsals, with a 12-page, full-color booklet containing all lyrics and personal bios of each band member. The CD version includes five bonus tracks not available for download, making it a full 79 minutes long.
While Malone clearly is in charge, much of Avalon’s appeal comes from the remarkable chemistry of the band, including Malone (vocals, acoustic guitar), Avery Coffee (electric guitars, bg vocals), Tom Hampton (pedal and lap steel, 12-string, acoustic, resonator & electric guitars, bg vocals), Jim Miades (bass), Tommy Geddes (drums), and the extraordinary guest vocals of Jayda Hampton (especially on the beautifully wrenching “Black Yodel”).