Realbilly Jive features Mimi Hart (vocals), John Borchard (guitar and steel guitar), Dave Borowski (bass and vocals), and Jim Smailes (guitar and vocals) and brings together a wide range of musical influences, tastes, and experiences to form a singular and expressive whole. Blues, bluegrass, folk, country, R&B, ‘50s and ‘60s pop, Western swing, and Appalachian mountain music are apparent in their repertoire – in addition to a large number of J.D.’s original compositions. The arrangements of twin guitars parts, plenty of lovely harmonies with a mix of lead singers, makes for a rare night. When added to J.D.’s lyrical and musical sensibilities, the result is a unique amalgam and expression of a large swath of American music. And now: right in our own backyard!