JD & THE STRAIGHT SHOT ON TOUR WITH DON HENLEY
Americana band JD & The Straight Shot – featuring vocalist/guitarist Jim Dolan whose voice the New York Post calls “reminiscent of Tom Waits and Randy Newman,” bassist Byron House (Robert Plant, Emmylou Harris, Dolly Parton) and violinist/fiddler Erin Slaver (Martina McBride, Rod Stewart) – are set to tour with legendary artist Don Henley. The trek starts on June 6th in Boston, MA at Blue Hills Bank Pavilion. JD & The Straight Shot kicked off 2017 on tour with Don Henley and look forward to teaming up again this summer.
JD & The Straight Shot’s sound is steeped in the quiet fire of Americana with distinctive elements of roots music topped off with a dash of classic rock. Rock At Night calls them “Superb Americana,” Stageshottz Magazine raves, “They define the new Americana sound,” Bullet Music enthuses the band is “Chock-full of good ol’ American soul” and Write On Music declares them “uniquely different and altogether dynamic.”
The band is currently working on their forthcoming album due out in 2017. The achingly beautiful first single “I Know, You Know, I Know” gives an exciting taste of what’s to come. The sparkling ballad produced by Chuck Ainlay (Mark Knopfler, Miranda Lambert), was written by Dolan, Slaver and Marc Copely (B.B. King, Rosanne Cash) with sweeping accordion refrains by Shawn Pelton (Sheryl Crow, Levon Helm, Saturday Night Live band). The new song has been a rousing audience favorite along recent tour dates with Don Henley and Joe Walsh.
JD & The Straight Shot has been touring nonstop in support of their 2016 all-acoustic album Ballyhoo!. In addition to playing with Don Henley, the group has performed alongside luminaries such as Joe Walsh, the Eagles, Keith Urban, the Dixie Chicks, Jewel, the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band and Chicago. South Florida Insider gushes, “JD & The Straight Shot’s wonderful harmonies make the melodies even sweeter” and their set is “everything a music lover could want and more.”
Don Henley, both as solo artist and as a member of the Eagles, has received many accolades, including eight GRAMMY Awards, numerous gold and platinum records and performed sold-out concert tours worldwide. A respected, popular and critically celebrated musical artist, Henley is a founding member, vocalist and songwriter of the Eagles that has become one of the most influential bands in America. Henley’s solo career is acclaimed with such hits as “Dirty Laundry,” “Heart Of The Matter,” “Boys Of Summer,” “The End Of The Innocence” and “All She Wants To Do Is Dance.” He was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1998, and will receive the 2015 Kennedy Center Honors later this year, as a member of the Eagles.
JD & The Straight Shot Tour Dates with Don Henley:
6/6 Boston, MA @Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
6/8 Washington, D.C. @The Theater at MGM National Harbor
6/10 Bethlehem, PA @Sands Bethlehem Events Center
6/13 Toronto, ONT @ Budweiser Stage
6/15 Cincinnati, OH @PNC Pavilion at Riverbend Event Center
6/17 Chicago, IL @Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island
6/18 St. Paul, MN @Xcel Energy Center