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The JD Project

San Luis Obispo, California, United States | SELF

San Luis Obispo, California, United States | SELF
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"Project awesome!"

He’s not chubby, old, prone to fashion disasters, or gay, but other that that, Doug Groshart is definitely Elton John. He can rip on the piano and he’s got an amazing voice, no doubt. That’s good news for The JD Project, the quartet Groshart fronts. The bad news is they’re a bunch of losers!

“In case you haven’t heard, we lost our semifinal battle of the bands (by 10 votes!) to Sad Lisa,” wrote Groshart to JD Project fans. “Congrats to them. They wound up winning the whole thing!”

OK, so second place isn’t exactly losing. In any case, they’re not slinking away in shame. In fact, they’re fixing to bust a move by releasing their first studio album, Past Due (appropriately titled since it was nearly nine years in the making!), and playing a string of shows:

Groshart will be doing some solo stuff on Thursday, June 11 at Arroyo Grande’s SLO Down Pub (with Rocky Logue and Loren Radis) starting at 5 p.m., then he’s going to race to SLO to join the band and play from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at the Farmers Market at the corner of Garden and Higuera from about 6:30 to 9. Then on Friday, June 12, you can hear the band on Coast 101.3FM during The Coast Lounge at 8:20 a.m. Hosts Bill and Amy will be discussing the new CD and upcoming shows with the boys, who may also play a few tunes live. That evening they play Concerts in the Plaza in Mission Plaza from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

As for Past Due, Groshart claims it’s the greatest!

“It’s got 10 great original songs that we know you’re all going to love as much as we do.”

I do love it! It moves from funk, to rock, to reggae, to country—all fronted by Elton John! Almost. - The New Times


"The JD Project is a project focused on fun but with seriously good music"

Mix up some fun guys with fun music and you’re sure to have a fun time with the JD Project. Tooling around the Central Coast since around 2001, Doug Groshart is the lead vocalist and keyboard player, Jon Scholl plays bass and sings, Dan Ernst shreds on guitar and Dave LaCaro holds steady on drums.

As one of the most active bands in the area, it’s easy to catch them live. They are a great band to dance along with or just sit back and watch each skilled musician play.

Catch them this weekend, Saturday Oct 2nd, at the Paso Robles Annual Pre-Pioneer Day BBQ and Dance at the Paso Robles Event Center. It’s $25 per person • $10 dance only Happy Hour 6pm-7pm * Dinner Served 7pm * Dancing 9pm-Midnight

Tickets available at the door, Paso Robles Chamber of Commerce,
Main Street Office and Farm Supply or on line HERE.

Also, catch them at Pomar Junction Vineyard’s final TRAIN WRECK FRIDAYS October 15th. Details HERE.

To keep up with the JD Project follow them on facebook at “the JD Project” or also on myspace at “the JD Project.” And of course, hear them on the Krush 92.5, The Perfect Blend.
- The KRUSH 92.5


Discography

Album:
Past Due - The JD Project (2009)

Single:
"Radio Song" - The JD Project (airplay on The KRUSH 92.5)

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San Luis Obispo County’s own, The JD Project, is a driving blend of rock, blues, soul, and country and is a perfect blend for any occasion. It moves you to tap your feet, dance, sing along…basically have a great time. Our live performances are exciting, amusing, and enjoyable while still leaving the opportunity for people to hold a conversation with each other. All in all, The JD Project is a great band for any occasion where having a good time is at the top of the list of priorities.

The JD Project is comprised of veterans of many California touring acts, including former members of SLO’s own nationally touring act, Itchy McGuirk. The JD Project has played throughout California in various venues such as San Francisco’s Great American Music Hall and the California MidState Fair. We’ve had the opportunity to open for National touring music acts such as Blues Traveler and Train. In 2009, The JD Project received the New Times Readers Choice Awards for best band.