JD & The Straight Shot will arrive in London on Sunday 8th November 2015 to kick off their European tour.
Fronted by singer-songwriter Jim Dolan, the band are preparing for the release of their new album Ballyhoo this month. The 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.
Ballyhoo is the follow-up to 2014 album Where I’ve Been, which was produced by Joe Walsh. Dolan’s day gig is Cablevision Systems CEO and Executive Chairman of Madison Square Garden, where he also oversees the New York Knicks, Rangers and Liberty.
“I needed something in my life where I felt like I was actually creating,” says Dolan. “Most of what I do as an executive is orchestrate. I don’t actually set up cable and I don’t really shoot hoops. Music is something I’ve played since I was a kid. Music, for me, is a direct connection between me and the audience.”
The full list of dates this month is:
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
Watch the video for Better Find a Church below: