The new album from JD and the Straight Shot is called ‘The Great Divide‘, and saw the band convening at Nashville’s Sound Stage Studios for an all acoustic recording. JD is Jim Dolan and he leads a band of friends who have all had wide and varied musical careers outside the band – playing with the likes of B.B. King, Robert Plant, Emmylou Harris, Dolly Parton, Levon Helm, and Miranda Lambert amongst many others. When they get together as JD and the Straight Shot they like to concentrate on songs with a story tell.
Songs such as today’s premiere ‘Invisible‘ about which Jim Dolan has said “The song’s feeling is as if you are the only two people alive… Invisible to all but each other.” It’s easy to hear the inspirations that have influenced the band such as Fleetwood Mac, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, and the Civil Wars. JD & The Straight Shot delivers a sweet sound and strong songwriting with, on these acoustic recordings, even more attention paid to the rich multi-part harmonies.