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J. D. Blair, “The Groove Regulator”

A proud founding member of 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 plans to release a new project. Vix Records, LLC will be the home of this project slated for a February 13, 2012 release.