Keith’s DJ pick this week is “Just Around the Corner” by JD McPherson. This is JD’s first release since 2019. “Just Around the Corner” is a cover of the “Big Al” Downing Original. Being from Oklahoma, JD McPherson takes a lot of pride in the work of his fellow Oklahoma residents. JD notes that the song is “beloved” to him in a tweet released about the single.
In an Instagram post about the new single, JD went into detail about just how much this song and its original artist mean to him. JD noted that Big Al Downing “was a true gentleman”. Later in the post, JD described how his version of “Just Around The Corner” is different from the original. These changes include keys being swapped for a Bass VI. “I’m very happy with it, it was great to do this song by one of my true musical heroes and great Oklahoman” JD boasted.
JD is on the lineup for next month’s Cayamo Cruise; a music festival at sea. Other artists on the lineup include Emmylou Harris, Grace Potter, and The Rainbow Girls. The cruise is sold out, but you can still listen to JD McPherson here on Lightning 100. You can also listen to “Just Around the Corner” here:
Tune into 100.1 FM or lightning100.com to hear “Just Around the Corner” by JD McPherson as Keith’s DJ Pick of the Week. Be sure to let us know your thoughts! Tweet at us with #L100DJPick and share your take on the track.