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Tasty Pop Rock from JD Eicher & the GoodNights

posted Sep 15, 2013, 2:54 PM by Paul Carosi   [ updated Sep 15, 2013, 3:00 PM ] recommends JD Eicher & The Goodnights to fans of catchy pop rock.

JD Eicher & the Goodnights’ catchy melodic subtle pop-rock songs are capturing the ears of concert goers and music writers and across the country.   The band is led by singer-songwriter and guitarist JD Eicher, a storyteller who writes well-crafted character driven songs and sings in a warm blue-eyed soul falsetto.  Eicher a native of Canfield Ohio formed the Goodnights with three players who hail from the Pittsburgh area: Jim Merhaut (bass), Ben Portz (keyboradss), and drummer Dylan Kollat.  They have performed at concerts, night clubs, and festivals across the U.S. as a headliner and opening act.  The band has opened for the Dave Matthew Band, Coldplay, Rod Stewart, Bryan Adams, Hot Chelle Rae, Pete Yorn, Anberlin, Cartel, Matt White, and more.   Alternative Addiction magazine named JD Eicher and the Goodnights as one of the top 10 unsigned bands of the year in 2011. In September of 2012 they signed a record and management deal with Rock Ridge Music.  The label has found success with Reel Big Fish and Rachel Platten along with Tony Lucca, Brendan James, Todd Carey, and Matt Duke.  

“Into Place” their third album released by Rock Ridge in September of 2013 was recorded at Sound Emporium in Nashville and was produced by Grammy-nominated producer Dustin Burnett (who has worked with the Newsboys, Augustana, Rush of Fools, Moriah Peters, Darling Parade).   It features the catchy tune “I’d Like to Get to Know” that is featured in their video.  The album is the third recording in a thematic trilogy that includes their first album “The Shape Of Things” (2009) and “Shifting” (2011) their second release.  The album titles combined together form the phrase:  The Shape of Things Shifting Into Place.  In interviews JD explains “Each installment has its own theme that ties into an overarching concept. The Shape of Things theme was life’s cyclicality; Shifting was a tumultuous, introspective journey through change, represented by the album’s shifting genres, musical motifs, and lyrical themes; and Into Place’s poise represents a coming of age, comfort in who you are.”  

 “Big, open-hearted pop songs with the type of expansive, reach-for-the-sky ambition that graces albums by Coldplay, the Killers and Death Cab for Cutie, among others.” - The Erie Times-News

 “mainstream likability that is both charming and contagious.” - Uniontown, PA Herald-Standard

Eicher has actually developed nicely as a wordsmith, vocalist and all-round creative artist.” – Scott Tady Beaver County Times / WYEP

JD Eicher and the Goodnights is a Pittsburgh/Youngstown band that just makes you feel good…. Some of their songs are sunny and upbeat and others are soulful, but either way they stick with you after they end.”  -Emily Laubham Blog

Into Place is a musical journey worth taking, the culmination of a gifted songwriter, whose voice captivates and moves, and a quartet of consummate musicians who bring it to life.” -Maree Gallagher Pittsburgh Music Magazine

Hear their music on stations Radio Free Tunes and Radio Free Americana

JD Eicher & The Goodnights Official Site