Joel (JD) Rodgers was born in Tampa, Florida in 1993. By the time he could talk, he could sing, and so on his 5th Christmas, his mom bought him an acoustic guitar to complete the package. He formed his first band, Acting Natural, in 9th grade, splitting lead vocal and guitar duties with the band’s co-founder until his departure for CU Boulder in 2011. In 2013, JD gathered the first iteration of Intergalactic Peace Jelly, and has kept the project going ever since. With 20+ years of experience on the guitar, a dozen years on stage, and a few regional tours under his belt, JD likes to think he’s picked up at least a little bit of knowledge worth passing on.