"COUNTRY VOCALIST OF THE YEAR"
~  Washington Area Music Association, 2004, 2006, 2007, and 2009

"MASTERS OF RED-HOT ROCKABILLY AND ROWDY HONKY TONK"
 ~ Richard Harrington, The Washington Post

"KEEPER OF THE ROCKABILLY FLAME" ~  Joel Sparks, On Tap Magazine

"YOU’LL LOVE THESE GUYS.  GREAT ENERGY AND FABULOUS VOCALS" ~ Brenda Golden, The Coconut Times

"HONKY TONK THE WAY IT SHOULD BE" ~  Eric Brace, The Washington Post

"NIGHTLIFE AGENDA FAVORITE", "EXCELLENT" ~  Fritz Hahn, The Washington Post

 

J.P. McDermott and Western Bop are a hard-working rockabilly band from Orange, California, relocated after many years of success in Washington DC.  Popular performers at beer joints, swing dances, concerts, and special events, they play the kind of music that makes you want to get up and dance.  Specializing in the music of Buddy Holly, Roy Orbison, Johnny Cash, Hank Williams, and the very early Beatles, plus original tunes in the same vein, there really is something here for everyone to enjoy.  But make no mistake - this is no oldies band.  This is real, fresh, fun rock and roll, played like it was just written last night, and like your life depended on it.


Their recordings have received critical acclaim, and J.P. has been named Country Vocalist of the Year by the Washington Area Music Association on several occasions.  Come out and see what the fuss is all about...

“WITH SOARING VOCALS, HARD-ROCKING ROCKABILLY, AND A HEARTFELT WAY WITH A BALLAD,
J.P. MCDERMOTT IS BREATHING FRESH AIR INTO ONE OF AMERICA’S GREAT MUSICAL TRADITIONS”
~ Debbie Lee, The Washington CityPaper