JD has been a loyal Eden player since the mid-nineties while playing in bands in the independent music scenes of Chicago, Nashville, Indianapolis, and Louisville before focusing on formalized musical training at Indiana University Bloomington.
Today, JD’s main outlet is a solo act called BassDbler which is often described as “bass-driven, cinematic, trip-hop”. References for BassDbler would include Magma, Portishead, Mogwai, Turing Machine, and Philip Glass. JD writes and records all of the instruments for BassDbler and recreates the atmosphere live using different combinations of backing tracks, synths, bass, and a massive stage presence.
Thus far all of the music has been inspired by the Dune series of books with narrative threads carried between individual songs and the albums Slow Blade Penetrates the Shield and Machine & Ghola.
JD also composes music for short and feature-length films and series as well as serving as the Music Director for the Giant Fire Breathing Robot website and family of podcasts, in addition to playing with various other groups.