JD McPherson performs in The Current studio

JD McPherson and band - perform "Firebug" live in studio at The Current. (MPR Video / Nate Ryan)
JD McPherson performs in The Current studio
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The Current staff announced their favorite songs and albums of 2012 this week and it is no surprise to find JD McPherson's name on several of the lists.

After all, the rockabilly artist delighted us with two electric performances this year, first in our studio in July, and then again at the MPR booth during the Minnesota State Fair. The rerelease of his debut record, Signs and Signifiers, was our CD of the Week this summer.

While in town to play at First Avenue, JD McPherson stopped by The Current studio to chat with Mary Lucia and play a few songs.

Songs performed: "Firebug," "A Gentle Awakening" and "Ooh My Head."

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  • Jimmy Sutton
    Bassist and JD's Music Director, Jimmy Sutton (MPR Photo / Nate Ryan)
  • Ray Jacildo
    Keys: Ray Jacildo (MPR Photo / Nate Ryan)
  • Drummer Jason Smay
    Drummer Jason Smay (MPR Photo / Nate Ryan)
  • Doug Corcoran
    Saxophonist Doug Corcoran (MPR Photo / Nate Ryan)
  • Guitar
    JD McPherson's Guitar (MPR Photo / Nate Ryan)
  • JD McPherson
    JD McPherson and band in studio at The Current (MPR Photo / Nate Ryan)
  • Jason Smay on drums
    Jason Smay on drums (MPR Photo / Nate Ryan)