One quick scan of Jon Pardi’s promotional shots and you’ll think you’re looking at Lisa Marie Presley’s illegitimate half brother, or at the very least, Chris Isaak’s happier, corn-fed little brother. But give his 2014 debut album, Write You a Song, a spin or two, or check out “Head Over Boots,” the first single from his impending and as-yet-untitled sophomore effort, and you’ll hear a guy with his head in the present, his heart in classic Country’s storied past and his feet planted firmly in both camps.
Pardi set off down his musical path at an early age. The Dixon, Calif. native was definitely exposed to the Bakersfield sound from birth, and around kindergarten he responded to a children’s music class by asking for guitar lessons. At 7, he sang Garth Brooks’ “Friends in Low Places” at his father’s 30th birthday party. Read more about Pardi in this week's Sound Advice.
See Jon Pardi with Brothers Osborne Saturday at Bogart's. More info/tickets: bogarts.com .