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Broadcast Live Fridays from the stage at World Cafe Live
XPN Artist To Watch
JD McPherson returns to Philadelphia on Friday November 2 for a sold out show at Johnny Brendas
, and he'll be our guest for a Free At Noon concert.
Oklahoma artist JD McPherson and his band brought their retro-infused rock & roll sound to the XPoNential Music Festival
last summer. And, his debut album, Signs and Signifiers
, released in April was both an XPN Featured Album of the Week, and CD of the Month this year. The album captures his appreciation of classic rock 'n' roll; the guitarist's gift lies in his ability to repackage timeless sounds into catchy, relevant tunes. McPherson also made a stop on the World Cafe
with host David Dye in August. Listen to J.D. McPherson's World Cafe session on TheKey.XPN.org
, and check out the video of him performing "Farmer John" onstage at the Festival.
Recent Release: Signs and Signifiers
Ten Thousand Villages, with 10 fair trade retail stores in the greater Philadelphia area supports XPN Artist to Watch. Stop by the Ten Thousand Villages table during the Artist to Watch Ryan Bingham Free at Noon, and learn more about the festive holiday decor items and gifts handcrafted by fairly paid artisans around the world. From shining mercury glass to whimsical ornaments to jewelry, scarves, art decor and keepsakes Ten Thousand Villages' holiday items celebrate cultures around the world.