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JD Eicher Goes the Distance with New Release

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Youngstown area native JD Eicher might not be from Pittsburgh but he has spent plenty of time here. Enough so to call it his 2nd home. With that, Eicher has two album release shows scheduled. One for Youngstown and another right here in Pittsburgh. This is his first album without his band The Goodnights who released the albums The Shape of Things, Shifting and Into Place. The Middle Distance will be out May 6 on Rock Ridge Records. It is a more personal collection of songs chronicling Eicher’s life as it is in its current state.

“It’s more of a journal entry/diary-type approach this time around. The music that I’m writing and releasing is really mirroring who I am and where I am at this time in my life. It’s easy to perform songs when they’re very true. I’m really glad that my career has taken the longer, ‘scenic’ route, because the music I’m writing now has a certain truth to it that I’m not sure I would have found otherwise,” says Eicher on his website.

Eicher has shared the stage with Rod Stewart, Dave Matthews Band, Cold Play, Train and Maroon 5 to name a few. You can catch JD Eicher this Friday at Christine Frechard Gallery at 5871 Forbes Avenue in Squirrel Hill at 7:30. You can purchase tickets at for $15 which includes a copy of the new album.

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