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|A Proud founding member of the National Percussion Fraternity, Mu Phi Sigma, Inc., J. D. Blair’s credo boils down to this: Groove and praise to God. And, for forty plus years, that’s exactly what J. D. Blair has done. His work reaches across all musical genres, which began in church. Because he lived a large part of his life in the South, it was inevitable that country music would eventually come calling – and it did. J. D. has played with some of the biggest names in country music, including Wynonna Judd, Lyle Lovett, Shelby Lynne, and one of the most renowned names in music history, Shania Twain. Along with a host of video and worldwide TV appearances, J. D. has received many awards for his accomplishments, including Drum! Magazine’s 2000 Country Drummer of the Year. He also has been awarded the Louis Armstrong Jazz Award. Spring 2011 saw J. D. Blair and Victor Wooten out as a duo promoting their 2 Minds, 1 Groove Tour in Europe. There were also dates joining J. D. with Celtic sensation Natalie MacMaster. The Groove Regulator has released a new project called "2012?". Vix Records, LLC is the home of this project.
When not playing with Victor Wooten, J. D. is currently working the next two years at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas. The residency is with Shania and her "Still The One" event.
PARTIAL ARTIST DISCOGRAPHY
Yolanda Adams, Eddie "Spanky" Alford, Sam "Shake" Anderson, India.Arie, Larry Carlton, Bootsy Collins, George Duke, First Call, Tommy Emmanuel, Anthony Gomes, Richard "Groove" Holmes, Paul Jackson, Jr., Erin Leahy, Wynonna Judd, Phil Keaggy, Lyle Lovett, Shelby Lynne, Yo-Yo Ma, Natalie MacMaster, Donnie McClurkin, Point Of Grace, Donna McElroy, Point Of Grace, Mike Stern, Take 6, Takana, Shane Theriot, Shania Twain, Kirk Whalum, BeBe and CeCe Winans, and Victor Wooten.
"Fake ID" - Big and Rich
"Holiday On Ice" - Natalie MacMaster
"UP!" Chicago Live – Shania Twain
"Not Just A Pretty Face" – Shania Twain
"Come On Over" – Shania Twain
"Honey I’m Home" - Shania Twain
"Open Praise" – Madison Mission Mass Choir
"I Hung It Up" – Junior Brown
"No Way Out" – Suzy Bogguss
"Slow Me Down" – Shelby Lynne
"Come Together" – Delbert McClinton
"One More For The Road" – Suzy Bogguss & Chet Atkins
"Church Song" – Lyle Lovett
"Crazy When It Comes To You" – Margaret Bell
"Walls" – DC Talk
2013 – Shania Twain, & Victor Wooten
2012 – Natalie MacMaster, Shania Twain, & Victor Wooten
2011 – Natalie MacMaster, & Victor Wooten
2010 – Natalie MacMaster, & Victor Wooten
2009 – Natalie MacMaster, & Victor Wooten
2008 - The Ascenxion Project, Digby, & Natalie MacMaster
2007 – The Ascenxion Project, Digby, & Natalie MacMaster
2004 – Shania Twain, & Victor Wooten
2003 – Shania Twain, & Victor Wooten
2002 – Wynonna Judd, & Shania Twain
2001 – Point Of Grace, & Victor Wooten
2000 – Shelby Lynne, Take 6, & Victor Wooten
1999 – Victor Wooten
1998 – Shania Twain, & Victor Wooten
1997 – Rod McGaha, & Victor Wooten
1996 – Take 6, & Victor Wooten
1995 – Shelby Lynne, & Take 6
1994 – Shelby Lynne
1993 – Matthews, Wright, & King
1992 – Lyle Lovett’s Large Band
"America’s Dumbest Criminals" (Nationally Syndicated) Role: Undercover Cop & Uniformed Policeman. Prod. Co. & Director: Enthos/Scene Three, Inc; Glenn Petach.
"Finally Gets Wings!" Role: Krystal Patron. Prod. Co. & Director: Ogilvy & Mather/Atlanta.
"Crocodile Shoes" Role: Chester the Drummer. Prod. Co. & Director: Big Boy Productions; Robert Knights.
Recordings as a Solo Artist:
"2012?" is now on Vix Records, LLC. Distributed by Compass.