JD PRIEST is a singer / songwriter / performer with a uniquely identifiable voice and distinctive vocalistic stylings that are genuine and believable. A multi-instrumentalist he plays both acoustic and electric guitar, resonator guitar, mandolin, harmonica, bass and persussion.
JD made his national television debut on TNN’s Charlie Daniels Talent Roundup in 1996 and has since performed on radio and televised programs across the country such as the PBS special Against The Odds in Southern California and the 3 Plus You morning show on WRCB TV in Chattanooga Tennessee.
He has been blessed to share the stage with such greats as country music stars Phil Vassar, Gloriana, Charlie Daniels and Dan Seals -
not to mention rock and pop music icons such as John Waite (Baby's), Lou Gramm (Foreigner), Mickey Thomas & Starship, The Calling, Teena Marie, Jimmy Van Zant and many more.
Hailed as Best Out Of Town Band at Cochella Valley's Inaugural Awards Spotlight and voted Southern California's Best Band in January of 2014 by Inland Empire Magazine, JD has also performed privately for well known celebrities such as Ted Turner (Turner Broadcasting), Todd Glass (Comedian) and Cruz Bustimonte (Former California Vice Governor) to name a few.
Entertaining Wounded Warriors returning home from Iraq & Afghanistan has been personally rewarding for JD as he continues to support the military service community by donating time to do benefit concerts such as the Vietnam Veterans Moving Wall Benefit Concert, and the annual Temecula Valley Concert for Veterans.
Both events held in Southern California.
Having three recorded cds of original material, his first release was a four song EP entitled Sum Of Soul that was released in the year 2000.
His follow-up project was an eclectic mix, full length cd entitled Falling Forward.
While working on his next endeavor, JD recorded a group of ten Christmas songs to be released as a limited run for the upcoming holiday, with classics like Little Drummer Boy, Let It Snow and Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas. His third cd release entitled Time to Move On, produced a collection of songs with a more Americana feel & sound. Using resonator guitar, fiddle and mandolin to craft these compositions into memorable musical moments.
JD PRIEST is currently writing and recording and collaborating on new music, while touring to promote his material.
"JD Priest has a great vocal style that contains an unimaginable amount of passion and soul. This is the kind of music that would make listening to the radio something worth doing” Global Muse Magazine