Friday, July 27, 2007

Joe Walsh with JD & the Straight Shot kick off tour tonight

After opening for the Joe Walsh led James Gang tour last summer, JD & The Straight Shot will be the special guests for Walsh’s upcoming North American tour. Known for playing their own brand of down-and-dirty blues, JD & The Straight Shot will be performing new, unrecorded tracks, as well as the rockin’ jams and richly-smooth ballads from their debut album Nothing to Hide. The tour begins July 27th in Primm, NV and will wind up in St. Petersburg, FL on August 26th.

"We always look forward to sharing our music with a live audience and plan to have a great time on this tour with Joe Walsh. Last summer we worked with Joe and the James Gang -- truly an extraordinary experience -- and it’s an honor to be asked back,” commented vocalist/guitarist Jim Dolan.

JD & The Straight Shot includes Dolan; guitarist and chief songwriter Bruce Koplow; bassist Sue Williams; drummer David Longworth; and keyboardist Jonny Rosch.

The band’s last tour received critical praise from the Rocky Mountain News: “Surrounded with crack players, Dolan was putting convincing voice and emotion into the blues-based set.” The New York Post hailed JD & The Straight Shot debut CD, NOTHING TO HIDE as having “a bluesy, bar band feel and Dolan’s swaggering vocals are… reminiscent of Tom Waits and Randy Newman.”

Visit for further details and tour updates.


July 27 Star of the Desert Primm, NV
July 28 Spotlight 29 Casino Coachella, CA
July 31 Mountain Winery Saratoga, CA
August 6 Beacon Theatre New York, NY
August 7 Starland Ballroom Sayreville, NJ
August 9 North Fork Theatre at Westbury Westbury, NY
August 10 Bethlehem Muzikfest Bethlehem, PA
August 13 Casino Rama Toronto, ON
August 14 Meadow Brook Amp. Rochester Hills, MI
August 17 Iowa State Fair Des Moines, IA
August 18 Illinois State Fair Springfield, IL
August 22 Hard Rock Live Orlando, FL
August 23 Seminole Hard Rock Hollywood, FL
August 25 North Charleston Coliseum Charleston, SC
August 26 Mahaffey Theater St. Petersburg, FL

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