(Glass Onyon) JD Malone & the Experts have set a July 12 release date for their new album "Avalon," featuring roots rock that brings to mind a young Steve Earle, Tom Petty and John Mellencamp.
This release also features a 37 minute DVD documentary of the band in studio rehearsals for the recording of the album and is accompanied by a 12-page, full-color booklet with all lyrics and personal bios of each member in the band. The 13 songs include the first radio single, "Just Like New" and a slammin' cover version of "Fortunate Son" (CCR).
The album was recorded at Studio 4 in Conshohocken, PA with legendary Grammy winning engineer Phil Nicolo and executive producer Dean Sciarra (ItsAboutMusic.com). The CD version includes 5 bonus tracks that are not available for download, making the CD a full 79 minutes long.
On their new album, Avalon, JD Malone and The Experts are not out to invent something, but they sure go a long way towards perfecting it, as only experts do. Stylistically, the band's music is the sort that you might hear at a backwoods VFW Hall on a Saturday night, drawing on the radio-friendly catalogues of classic American roots-rockers like Creedence Clearwater Revival. Except JD Malone & The Experts are no lame cover band butchering Proud Mary.