J.D. Malone

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J.D. was the founder and frontman for the pop/rock band Steamroller Picnic from October 1993 – September 2004. During that time, Steamroller Picnic performed more than 200 shows a year. Steamroller Picnic was sponsored by COORS Light (1996-2000) and BUD Light (2000-2004) and had billboards on Interstates 95 and 76, courtesy of COORS Light. In 2002, the band released an independent CD, Grow, engineered by Andy Kravitz (Billy Joel, Paul Simon) and was the featured act on the MTV show Advance Warning in July 2003. During this time J.D. also founded, produced and booked the Y-100 Tuesday Night Music Club - a local, regional and national music showcase.

In September 2004, J.D. began working with Gerry McWilliams and in January 2005 released Malone and McWilliams Greatest Hits, engineered by Pete Donnelly (The Figgs, Graham Parker). J.D. and Gerry then went out west to record and in March 2006 released Los Angeles, engineered by Barrie Maguire (The Wallflowers, Natalie Merchant, Amos Lee).

In May 2008, J.D. released his first solo EP, Dia de los Muertos, once again engineered by Pete Donnelly and recorded at Philadelphonic Studios in Philadelphia, PA. In December 2007, J.D was selected as a semi-finalist in The Plowshares national songwriting contest and in May 2008, he was one of six winners in The Philadelphia Songwriters Association contest.

In April 2010, J.D. released his second solo record, Use This Side and Save My Face, with the help of his amazing band, The Experts (Tom Hampton, Avery Coffee, Jim Miades and Tommy Geddes) and engineered by James Stapleford at Chaplin’s in Spring City, PA.

J.D. has shared the stage with many national acts: Third Eye Blind, Eve 6, Sugar Ray, Vertical Horizon, Fuel, Familiar 48, Living Colour, The Fixx, July for Kings, Lola Ray, Robert Hazard, Silvertide, John Faye Power Trip, The Martians, The Bogmen, Dee Snyder, John Eddie, Danelia Cotton, Craig Bickhardt, Jim Photoglo, Idlewheel, Eric Andersen, Tom Gillam, Phil Vasser, Terri Clark, Steve Forbert and John Gorka.

He has performed at many great venues including: The Trocadero (PA), The TLA (PA), The Bitter End (NYC), Sellersville Theater (PA), The Keswick Theater (PA), World Café Live (PA), 12th & Porter (TN), Kennett Flash (PA), Godfrey Daniels (PA), The Bethlehem Musikfest (PA), The Auction House (NJ), Katmandu (DE), The Stone Balloon (DE), The Bottle and Cork (DE), Puck Live (PA), The Grape (PA), Steel City (PA), Dennis Flyer Theater (NJ) and many places in between.
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