Jim Dolan – vocals, guitar
Marc Copely – guitar, vocals
Byron House – bass, banjo
Erin Slaver – violin, fiddle, vocals
Shawn Pelton – drums, percussion
Carolyn Dawn Johnson – guitar, vocals
Americana band JD & The Straight Shot is putting the finishing touches on a new all-acoustic album called The Great Divide due out in 2019.The band – comprised of vocalist/guitarist Jim Dolan, guitarist/vocalist/producer Marc Copely (B.B. King, Rosanne Cash), bassist/banjoist Byron House (Robert Plant, Emmylou Harris, Dolly Parton), violinist/fiddler/vocalist Erin Slaver (Martina McBride, Rod Stewart), drummer/percussionist Shawn Pelton (Sheryl Crow, Levon Helm, Saturday Night Live band), and guitarist/vocalist Carolyn Dawn Johnson (Miranda Lambert, Martina McBride) – recorded The Great Divide at Sound Stage Studios in Nashville with Marc Copely (Toby Lightman, Owen Danoff, Upright Man) producing.
Inspired by artists such as Fleetwood Mac, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, Civil Wars, Jefferson Airplane, The Turtles, Three Dog Night and The Yardbirds, JD & The Straight Shot delivers a sweet sound and strong songwriting mixed with the swagger of rock n’ roll.
The melody-filled lead single from the forthcoming album is “I Should’ve Known” that features layers of beautiful harmonies influenced by Simon & Garfunkel’s iconic folk-rock hit “The Boxer.” The Great Divide follows JD & The Straight Shot’s highly acclaimed 2017 album Good Luck And Good Night that roots music authority No Depression raves boasts “Exhilarating performances and “Luxurious blends of instrumentation,” and Madness To Creation gushes “Is a masterful blend of songwriting, arrangements, musicianship, and harmony.”
JD & The Straight Shot has toured alongside musical luminaries like The Doobie Brothers, Chicago, the Eagles, Keith Urban, Don Henley, Dixie Chicks, Jewel, Joe Walsh, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band and more. Icon Vs. Icon declares, “The band is an absolute powerhouse that continues to dazzle crowds.”