JD & The Straight Shot announce new album on the way in 2017
Americana band JD & The Straight Shot – vocalist/guitarist Jim Dolan, 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.
Their first single I Know, You Know, I Know gives an exciting taste of what’s to come. The track produced by Chuck Ainlay (Mark Knopfler, Miranda Lambert), was written by Jim Dolan, Marc Copely and violinist/fiddler Erin Slaver (Martina McBride, Rod Stewart), and features sweeping accordion melodies performed by Shawn Pelton. The new song has been a rousing audience favourite along JD & The Straight Shot summer 2016 European tour dates with Don Henley and U.S. shows with Joe Walsh.
JD & The Straight Shot have been touring nonstop in support of their highly acclaimed 2016 all-acoustic album BALLYHOO! They hit the UK and Ireland in October, playing Dolan’s Pub, Limerick, Ireland on Oct 25th, then Whelan’s in Dublin on Oct 26th and play the Blues Fest at Brooklyn Bowl at the O2 on October 28th.
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.