JD and the Straight Shot support Joe Walsh on “Walsh TOOR” 2016

20160717-231The legendary Eagles guitarist Joe Walsh just recently set out on his solo “Walsh TOOR” 2016. Playing in support of Joe on this tour is americana/folk band, JD and the Straight Shot. If you are planning on attending one of the Joe Walsh tour dates below, you will want to make sure that you arrive early enough to catch this very talented group of musicians. You will not be disappointed! I was lucky enough to witness this group at the July 17th Rose Music Center show.

JD and the Straight Shot is fronted by Jim Dolan and backed by some incredibly talented musicians including Marc Copely on guitar and Erin Slaver on Violin among others. The band’s most recent album is titled Ballyhoo!. 20160717-239Ballyhoo!s stripped down raw acoustics and JD’s haunting vocals make this album a listening pleasure. The bands live performance on the “Walsh TOOR” is an intimate acoustic experience. JD has a unique bluesy sound with a country influence that is complimented by the harmonies of the bands female background singers. This tour features Shawn Pelton on drums/percussion. Pelton is the longtime drummer for late night television’s Saturday Night Live. My personal favorite song performed by the band was Better Find a Church which is featured on Ballyhoo!. Also featured in the band’s setlist was a song titled Perdition. This song was featured in an American action western film titled Jane Got a Gun, starring Natalie Portman. The band would finish their set with a jam session cover of Little Feet’s  Let it Roll.

Check out JD and The Straight Shot on the Walsh TOOR!
“Walsh TOOR 2016” Dates:

7/16/2016 – Cincinnati, OH @ PNC Pavilion @ Riverbend Music Center
7/17/2016 – Huber Heights, OH @ Rose Music Center at The Heights
7/19/2016 – Charleston, WV @ Clay Center for Arts & Sciences
7/21/2016 – Glen Allen, VA @ Innsbrook After Hours
7/23/2016 – Wallingford, CT @ Toyota Presents the Oakdale Theatre
7/26/2016 – Hampton Beach, NH @ Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom
7/28/2016 – Portland, ME @ Maine State Pier
7/30/2016 – Atlantic City, NJ @ Borgata
7/31/2016 – Lancaster, PA @ American Music Theatre
8/2/2016 – Fort Wayne, IN @ Foellinger Theatre
8/4/2016 – Wilkes-Barre, PA @ Kirby Center for the Performing Arts
8/6/2016 – Charlottesville, VA @ nTelos Wireless Pavillion
8/7/2016 – Baltimore, MD @ Pier Six Pavilion
8/9/2016 – Raleigh, NC @ Red Hat Amphitheatre
8/11/2016 – Charleston, SC @ Gaillard Center
8/13/2016 – Memphis, TN @ Mud Island Amphitheatre
8/14/2016 – Louisville, KY @ Palace Theatre
9/16/2016 – Telluride, CO @ Telluride Blues and Brews Festival
9/17/2016 – Aspen, CO @ Belly Up

View our Complete Slideshow of JD and the Straight Shot at The Rose Music Center – Photos by: JEvansPhotos

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Ballyhoo!! Track listing

Album released January 15, 2016

  1. “Empty”
  2. “Better Find a Church”
  3. “Under That Hood”
  4. “Perdition”
  5. “Glide”
  6. “Nature’s Way”
  7. “Don’t Waste My Time”
  8. “Ballyhoo”
  9. “Hard to Find”
  10. “Here He Comes”
  11. “I’ll See You Again”

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