JD & The Straight Shot's
Nothing To Hide
Full Album Audio
Nothing To Hide is the the debut album by JD & The Straight Shots. Jim Dolan makes his debut on JD Records as lead singer and rhythm guitarist for The Straight Shot with Nothing To Hide.
Dolan has been playing music since he was 15 and three years ago he formed The Straight Shot – guitarist and chief songwriter, Bruce Koplow; bassist, Roscoe Harring; drummer, Wally Usiatynski and keyboardist, Jonny Rosch.
Weaving slow-burning blues jams together with ballads and tight rockers, Nothing To Hide was written from an experienced point of view. "These songs reflect a world-weariness that you don't hear in the typical pop song," Dolan explains, "but they still deal with universal themes that everyone can relate to."
The album takes its name from a line in the song "Slow Motion In Reverse," a shuffling blues set in a neighborhood dive bar. Dolan says the line embodies not only the spirit of the album, but also the spirit in which he lives his life. "My choices aren't based on what other people will think. I do what I believe is right. Whatever reaction you have to me – in business, music or anything – I guarantee you're reacting to the real me."
The album is full of tracks that explore true-to-life stories. It mixes the rhythmic intensity of blues and classic rock with the intimacy of the contemporary singer-songwriter. Anyone hoping to find honesty, humor and spirit in their music will enjoy Nothing To Hide.
June 28th, House of Blues, Atlantic City, NJ.
July 9th, BB KING's, New York, NY.
July 10th, Ram's Head Tavern, Annapolis, MD.
July 12th, Birchmere, Alexandria, VA.
August 11th, Red Rocks, Denver, CO.
August 16th, Blossom Ampitheatre, Cleveland, OH.
August 18th, Beacon Theatre, New York City, NY.
August 19th, Borgata, Atlantic City, NJ.
August 22nd, North Folk, Westbury, NY.
September 2nd, Maricopa, Sun City West, AZ.
September 3rd, House of Blues, Las Vegas, NV.
September 6th, Gibson Amphitheatre, Los Angeles, CA.
September 8th, Mountain Winery, Saratoga, CA.
September 9th, Viejas Casino, San Diego, CA.
02. Slow Motion in Reverse
03. Back Again
04. There's Something Wrong
05. Check It Out
07. So Cold
08. Wish I Had a Life
09. Didn't Want To Do It
10. Gonna Kill That Dog