J. D. Wilkes biography

J. D. Wilkes

Blues, Composer

1972 –


Who is J. D. Wilkes?

Joshua "J. D." Wilkes, and now a resident of Paducah, Kentucky, is an American visual artist, musician, author and amateur filmmaker. Wilkes is a Kentucky Colonel, an honorable title bestowed upon those with a connection to, or are famous residents of Kentucky, by the state's Governor. He is also an accomplished harmonica player, having recorded for such artists as Merle Haggard, John Carter Cash, Mike Patton, and Hank Williams III. He can be spotted playing harmonica for Hank Williams III in the 2004 "American Masters" film Hank Williams: Honky Tonk Blues. His song "Swampblood" can be heard on the Grammy-nominated soundtrack for HBO's True Blood series.


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Apr 18, 1972
Also known as
  • JD Wilkes
  • Wilkes, JD
Lived in
  • Paducah

on July 23, 2013

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