RBHS grad Doug Corcoran on Letterman show

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By Bob Uphues


Doug Corcoran, a 2000 graduate of Riverside-Brookfield High School, appeared on the Late Show with David Letterman earlier this week, playing rhythm guitar for JD McPherson, a roots rocker with ties to Chicago.

McPherson and the band tore through the song "Fire Bug" to wrap up the show, which aired on Dec. 4. Check out the clip from the show.

If you missed Corcoran, who also plays saxophone for the band, you may get a chance to see him when JD McPherson appears on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno on Thursday, Dec. 13. Corcoran didn't return a phone message from the Landmark to see if he'd be playing with the band that night, so we're not entirely sure, but give it a look anyway. He's been touring lately with McPherson, so we're guessing he'll be there.

McPherson will be playing his new holiday-themed song "Twinkle Little Christmas Light" on Leno's show, according to McPherson's Facebook page.

H/T to Jim Baum at RBHS.

Email: buphues@wjinc.com Twitter: @RBLandmark

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Bob Uphues from Oak Park  

Posted: December 10th, 2012 8:50 AM

Thanks for the confirmation, Larry!

Ripened on the Vinyl!  

Posted: December 9th, 2012 7:10 AM

An actual phonograph record for sale? What's next? Colored oleo margarine?

Larry Corcoran from LaGrange  

Posted: December 8th, 2012 11:09 PM

Doug will most definitely be appearing on the Tonight Show on the 13th, playing the saxophone.

Splenda from riverside  

Posted: December 8th, 2012 4:52 PM

What a sweet group of musicians

Carol Kyrias from Brookfield  

Posted: December 7th, 2012 4:22 PM

Congrats Doug! We will be watching for you!!

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