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About JD & The Straight Shot
Americana band JD & The Straight Shot – vocalist/guitarist Jim Dolan whose voice the New York Post calls “reminiscent of Tom Waits and Randy Newman,” guitarist/vocalist Marc Copely (B.B. King, Rosanne Cash), bassist Byron House (Robert Plant, Emmylou Harris, Dolly Parton), along with touring musicians guitarist JJ Appleton (David Bowie, Darius Rucker), violinist Mary Jo Stilp (Adele, Jay-Z, Beyonce, Sigur Ros), vocalist/guitarist Erin McCarley (Don Henley) and percussionists Shawn Pelton (Sheryl Crow, Levon Helm, Saturday Night Live band) and Everett Bradley (Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band, Jon Bon Jovi) – are currently working on their forthcoming album due out in 2017.
JD & The Straight Shot have been touring nonstop in support of their highly acclaimed 2016 all-acoustic album Ballyhoo!. Neo Music Scene praises, “Ballyhoo! is a refreshing record that gets back to the roots of great American music,” I’m Music Magazine gushes the album is “A tasty slice of Americana music at its finest,” The El Vee enthuses, “JD & the Straight Shot mix blues, folk, and Americana styles into a timeless American music sound of their own" and Music Matters Magazine calls the record “a listening pleasure.”
In addition to touring with Don Henley and Joe Walsh, JD & The Straight Shot have played alongside luminaries such as the Eagles, Keith Urban, the Dixie Chicks, Jewel and the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band. New England Music News raves, “Awesome is the word” for JD & The Straight Shot’s live show.