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JD & The Straight Shot Announce European shows


JD & The Straight Shot sees singer-songwriter Jim Dolan fronting a four-person group as the band explores a stripped-down version of its sound, which is steeped in the quiet fire of Americana, with distinctive elements of the blues and mystical, rustic New Orleans-flavored roots music. 

In addition to Dolan, the acoustic vocal group also includes guitarist Marc Copely (Rosanne Cash, McCrary Sisters, Billy Squier), guitarist Aidan Dolan; Kentucky-born bassist Byron House (Robert Plant, Emmylou Harris) and violinist Erin Slaver (Rod Stewart, Trace Adkins, Martina McBride), all of whom also contribute to songwriting.

This revised lineup continues its tour this year with a slate of European festivals, while also working on a follow up to the band’s last album, Where I’ve Been, which was released last year.  Produced by Joe Walsh, the 2014 album features several breakthrough singles including “Governor’s Song,” which challenges some of today’s most well-known political figures; “Under That Hood,” a transformative single that tells the tragic story of Trayvon Martin; and “Hard to Find,” which will be featured in the highly-anticipated film, St. Vincent, starring Bill Murray and Melissa McCarthy.

Dolan started JD & The Straight Shot in 2000. The band has recorded four additional albums: Midnight Run (2012), Can’t Make Tears (2011), Right On Time(2008), and Nothing To Hide (2005) – as well as an EP, Daily News Blues (2010).

TOUR DATES:
Sunday 8th Nov London at The Islington,
(headline as part of London Folk and Roots Festival).

Tuesday 9th Nov Paris – O’ Sullivans

Wednesday 11th Nov Dublin Upstairs at Whelans

Thursday 12th Nov Antwerp – ROMA

Saturday 14th Nov Netherlands Porgy & Bess

Sunday 15th Nov Netherlands Harmonie Edam

Monday 16th Nov Madrid Castello Club

For more details please go to www.jdandthestraightshot.com

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