FEBRUARY 12, 2019 – LOS ANGELES, CA – New York City/Nashville-based Americana band JD & The Straight Shot has released a thought-provoking video for the dynamic, foot-stomping song “The Great Divide” featuring a variety of news footage that adds a visual layer to the already vivid lyrics: https://bit.ly/2Bw0R4W.
Americana Highways raves about “The Great Divide,” “Musically it’s layered, crystal clear acoustics; and it’s especially wonderful to listen to the way the musicians leave space for one another while creating such a compelling song.” Adding, “We guarantee this song will leave you wanting to hear the rest of the album as soon as you can get your hands on it.”
JD & The Straight Shot – vocalist/guitarist Jim Dolan, guitarist/vocalist/producer Marc Copely (B.B. King, Rosanne Cash), bassist Byron House (Robert Plant, Emmylou Harris, Dolly Parton), violinist/fiddler/vocalist Erin Slaver (Martina McBride, Rod Stewart), drummer/percussionist Shawn Pelton (Sheryl Crow, Levon Helm, Saturday Night Live band) and guitarist/vocalist Carolyn Dawn Johnson (Miranda Lambert, Martina McBride) – recorded the forthcoming album, The Great Divide, at Sound Stage Studios in Nashville with Marc Copely (James Montgomery, Jess Klein, Constantine Marouiis) producing.
The Great Divide follows JD & The Straight Shot’s highly acclaimed 2017 album Good Luck And Good Night that roots music authority No Depression praises boasts “Exhilarating performances and luxurious blends of instrumentation,” and Madness To Creation gushes “Is a masterful blend of songwriting, arrangements, musicianship, and harmony.”