About JD Leonard
Journeyman. Vagabond. Singer. Songwriter. Guitar-slinger. Recording Artist. JD Leonard.
A long established "go-to" songwriter, JD is quickly tearing into the American country music landscape. Combining ultra sleek showmanship, genre-crossing arrangements and hauntingly familiar hooks, Leonard is country/rock in both it's purest dose and it's untapped potential. His songs are a passenger to the human experience.
Tennessee born and Carolina raised with a small town sensibility. These roots are what has driven him to become a fixture of NYC and Music City camps, alike. It's this geographic, chopped and diced blend of culture that creates JD's distinctive sound.
Fever dream guitars and raw vocals. Lush melodies and memory inducing lyrics. It's a sound that you already know...like you've never heard before.
A thriving stage performer, Leonard's shows are staggering demonstrations of fearless energy that push the boundaries of genre. JD is a showman in the grand tradition of the sport - never pulling punches and never being less than his real self.
In the summer of 2018, JD released the single "Just Drive," the title track of his brand new album (set to be released Fall 2018) produced by Nashville and industry legend David Huff. The world premiere of the music video for "Just Drive" is set to be released on Friday, September 28, 2018. A US tour to support the new album is currently in development - featuring Billy Joel guitarist, Tommy Byrnes and a band of touring heavyweights, recognized as some of the most inspired players in the world.
Tennessee born...Carolina raised...American made...