It all started when…
When Outlaw Country and Americana meet the Delta Blues you get
a whole new genre. JD Hobson takes his Virginia Appalachian blues
roots and combines it with Seattle’s Americana and rock scene, and
a sound is created that has gotten people standing up to take notice.
A two-time winner of the South Sound Blues Association's back to Beale Street competition, JD brings a powerful mix of upbeat soulful roots
music both solo, and with a four-piece band. His music never fails to
pack the dance floor while it also stirs the soul.
In 2013, JD Hobson’s album “Where the Sun Don’t Shine” hit #8 on the
Freeform American Roots Chart, and #26 on the Roots Music Report, in
addition to hitting #3 on KEXP’s Blues chart.
Studying under greats like John Jackson, David Honeyboy Edwards, and
John Cephas at Centrum in Port Townsend helped JD hone his craft. The
end result is that JD has an exceptional feel for most roots music.
His ability to grasp every nuance down to the minutest inflection has
become his hallmark.