(Glass Onyon) JD Malone has a plan unlike anything else ever attempted by a relatively unknown artist - an innovative way to address the fallen spirit of average Americans who just don't feel connected and don't think their voices can ever be heard.
The Do What You Can Do Project, inspired by a song of the same name from his acclaimed new CD/DVD 'Avalon' (ItsAboutMusic.com), is the Philadelphia roots rocker's great attempt to resolve this problem, by delivering a potent message allowing anyone to change his or her life by "doing what they can do" to make a difference in their lives and those of others.
Malone and his band, the Experts, are delivering the message through a groundbreaking touring concept – the 'Do What You Can Do' U.S. Tour launching this fall.
JD Malone & The Experts will be traveling to cities and towns all over America, performing FREE concerts in conjunction with local and national charity organizations to bring people together to enjoy some great music, contribute whatever they can to those charities, and identify themselves as citizens who care enough to change the national mindset. JD MALONE & THE EXPERTS will be joined at each stop by local based "friends," and the artists will play with each others' bands on stage in a display of unity that celebrates the untapped self-empowerment in everyone attending to help their neighbors, whether they know them or not.
"We can change the world one person at a time," says Malone, "through music, compassion and understanding."
The "DO WHAT YOU CAN DO" U.S. Tour kicks off Oct. 13 in Nashville, with artists including Idlewheel featuring Jack Sundrud (of Poco), Don Henry, Craig Bickhardt, Trenna Barnes (formerly of Cowboy Crush), Joe Cerisano, Madonna Nash, Nathan Bell, Lizanne Knott and more to be announced. Souls4Soles and Second Harvest Food Bank of Tennessee will be among the local charities.
Friday Sept. 23: Chaplin's Music Café, Spring City, PA
Thursday, Oct. 13: DO WHAT YOU CAN DO - Third & Lindsley, Nashville, TN
Friday, Oct. 14: Douglas Corner, Nashville, TN
Saturday, Oct. 15: DO WHAT YOU CAN DO - TBA, Knoxville, TN
Saturday, Nov. 5: Steel City, Phoenixville, PA – "Pay It Back" Concert
Wednesday, Nov. 23: Tin Angel, Philadelphia, PA
Saturday, Dec. 3: Puck Live, Doylestown, PA
MORE DATES TO COME …