“Country rock, bluegrass and swamp blues with a topping of scorching fiddle.” – The Arts Desk
“A great little band.“ – Daily Express
“A sophisticated blend of American roots music.” – The Blues Magazine
Americana band JD & The Straight Shot released their vibrant sixth studio album Good Luck And Good Night on September 15th. The band comprises of vocalist/guitarist Jim Dolan, guitarist Marc Copely (B.B. King, Rosanne Cash), bassist Byron House (Robert Plant, Emmylou Harris, Dolly Parton), violinist/fiddler Erin Slaver (Martina McBride, Rod Stewart) and drummer/percussionist Shawn Pelton (Sheryl Crow, Levon Helm, Saturday Night Live band).
Good Luck And Good Night was conceived as an all-acoustic record and was produced and mixed by Copely (Toby Lightman, Owen Danoff, Upright Man) and engineered by Chuck Ainley (Mark Knopfler, George Strait, Lee Ann Womack) at the famous Soundstage Studios in Nashville. Frontman Dolan says, “We pushed ourselves harder than ever before on this album and are so proud of the new music.” Influenced by artists like The Beach Boys, Pink Floyd and The Beatles along with traditional Irish folk music and classical music, Good Luck And Good Night delivers a huge sound steeped in the quiet fire of American roots music and the swagger of rock n’ roll.
Scorching lead single, ‘Run For Me’ showcases unbridled energy, galloping rhythms and expansive sonic layers. Imagine yourself at the races, bet slip in hand, excited and thrilled to be in the crowd. Experience the exhilaration and expectation of your chosen horse running especially for you and ultimately winning! It is all in this one song. Check out the video here:
Listen to album on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/28CSOogx6dPIfUxvq7z7Ea
Purchase album on iTunes:
Remaining JD & The Straight Shot UK Dates:
3rd Nov – Glasgow, Academy (with Doobie Brothers)
4th Nov – Manchester, O2 Apollo (with Doobie Brothers)