JD Eicher is a Youngstown, OH-area born and bred musician known for expressive vocals and meaningful, carefully-crafted lyrics. He possesses “an original voice, both literally and figuratively. With a lyrical talent culled from the great tradition of American singer/songwriters, Eicher also brings the melodic sensibility of great British songwriters such as Paul McCartney and Elvis Costello.” (Wildy’s World)
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With four full-length albums to his credit, JD was enlisted to create the soundtrack to author Nicholas Sparks’s (The Notebook, A Walk To Remember) 20th novel, Two By Two. The now stand-alone release consists of songs sourced from his previous albums, along with the title track, written specifically for the novel and its themes.
An artist who tours extensively in the US, Eicher also founded the Youngstown, OH-based JD’s Summer Songfest festival in 2014, which showcases national and local artists and raises money for a variety of community non-profits. He has shared billing with a wide range of well-known acts, including Coldplay, Maroon 5, Train, Dave Matthews Band, The Fray, Matt Nathanson, Sister Hazel, and more.
In the summer of 2020, amidst the coronavirus pandemic and a halt to touring, JD launched a Patreon page where he hosts his full back catalog of music, exclusive livestreams, videos, and more.
Two by Two with Nicholas Sparks
#1 New York Times bestselling author Nicholas Sparks & recording artist JD Eicher present a special collection of music featuring the original song “Two By Two”, inspired by the book.
The “Two By Two” soundtrack is no longer being offered as a free download. Songs from the collection can be listened to on Spotify & Pandora Radio. The full soundtrack, including an unreleased acoustic version of “Two By Two”, is now available for purchase via iTunes & Amazon.
“It’s been so stimulating creatively, and rewarding at a personal level, to collaborate with JD on the ‘Two By Two’ soundtrack project. I know my readers will flock to his music because he intuitively understands the characters and relationships at the heart of this story – he is a master of complex emotion.” – Nicholas Sparks
“The opportunity to collaborate with Nicholas on the Two By Two project has been a great honor and very exciting for me. I love the challenge of writing a song for a particular purpose, and diving into the Two By Two story and its themes was an inspiring and rewarding process. I am beyond grateful to have the chance to work with such a gifted storyteller!” – JD Eicher
Court Street by JD Eicher
If you’re looking for some incredible music that will tug at the heart strings during the quarantine, Look. No. Further.
A message from JD –
This project is a lot of things, but for me it’ll go down in the books as a celebration of friendship and collaboration. I love this team of people and the care they gave these songs. I checked, and a pandemic isn’t great timing for a record release. But, oh well – maybe the music will be a nice distraction for a bit.
THANK YOU for listening and supporting me, my family, the band, and the music. I love you for it.
I hope you like Court Street.
In this video, I mumble about it a bit while Dylan cleans up his gear. We’re thinking of submitting it to some film festivals.
Produced by Ryan Humbert and Michael Estok at Court Street Recording
Engineered by Michael Estok
Mixed by Jim Stewart Recording
Mastered by Cauliflower Audio
Marc Lee Shannon (of Marc Lee Shannon) – guitars and mandolin
Jim Merhaut – bass
Dylan Kollat – drums/percush
Ryan Humbert – guitars and harmony/background vocals
Michael Estok – guitars, cello, keys, background vocals
Emily Bates – harmony/bg vocals
Emily Estok – harmony vocals
Nate Saggio – mix assist, keys
Chris Carmichael – Arranger / Musician – string arrangement/performance/recording
THE FIRST VINYL RECORD!
I’m really excited to tell you that I’m releasing my very first vinyl record, and you can pre-order it now RIGHT HERE 🙂 You get 50% off additional merchandise items when you pre-order, too!
This limited-quantity vinyl is a retrospective collection of the music I’ve released so far, including some songs from the band days (click here to see the track listing and learn more). I hope you’ll check it out and consider adding it to your collection!
Thanks and hope to see you soon,
Kiernan McMullan & JD Eicher – TheBoot.com Guest Room Session: “What’s For You Won’t Go Past You”
SUMMERFEST July 2, 2019 – Lionel Richie & JD Eicher
International superstar Lionel Richie has a discography of albums and singles that are second to none. His music is part of the fabric of pop music; in fact, Richie is one of only two songwriters in history to achieve the honor of having #1 records for nine consecutive years. With more than 100 million albums sold worldwide, an Oscar®, a Golden Globe®, four Grammy Awards®, the distinction of MusicCares Person of the Year in 2016, and Kennedy Center Honoree in 2017. In March 2018, Richie put his handprints and footprints in cement at the TCL Chinese Theatre IMAX in Hollywood, one of the oldest awards in Hollywood. He recently received the Ivor Novello PRS for Music Special International Award. The Tuskegee, Alabama native is a true music icon.
Lionel Richie is known for his mega-hits such as “Endless Love,” “Lady,” “Truly,” “All Night Long,” “Penny Lover,” “Stuck on You,” “Hello,” “Say You, Say Me,” “Dancing on the Ceiling,” and one of the most important pop songs in history, “We Are the World,” co-written by him for USA for Africa. Richie’s song catalog also includes his early work with The Commodores, where he developed a groundbreaking style that defied genre categories, penning smashes such as “Three Times a Lady,” “Still,” and “Easy.”
I Don’t Want to Be Right by JD Eicher
A Message From JD Eicher :
Hi. I have a record coming out next week. Cool timing, huh? Anyway, I did a pen and ink sketch of a deconstructed compass for the cover art, and when you pre-save the EP (https://show.co/hUuv00h), you get automatically entered to win the original sketch, signed and framed. It would also just be very cool of you to pre-save the record. It helps the music do better in the algorithm. I think an algorithm is kind of like a little wizard in the internet? Anyway, here’s that link again: https://show.co/hUuv00h ❤️🙏 Miss you all🤘
330 Day Event at Stambaugh Auditorium obviously couldn’t happen in real life as planned, but that didn’t stop The Summit! They put together a “virtual jukebox” of exclusive videos from the artists, and it’s live now! Check out a little unplugged video of “Evergreen” from me, and there are lots of great tunes from artists in our region. I went down the rabbit hole a bit, and this is a super fun way to discover some great talent in the area. Big thanks to The Summit for looking out for the locals♥️