JD & the Straight Shot bring an Americana flare to the Huntington Bank Pavilion on Saturday.

JD, otherwise known as New York businessman Jim Dolan, heads up the Americana roots band who are currently on tour opening for Don Henley. 

This is a band made of extremely talented musicians, with an impressive track record of artists they have both performed with and opening for. Bassist Byron House has performed with the likes of Robert Plant, Emmylou Harris and Dolly Parton, whereas violinist Erin Slaver has performed with Martina McBride and Rod Stewart. 

By day Jim is the CEO of Cablevision Systems and Executive Chairman of the Madison Square Garden Company. By night he is the lead singer and guitarist of his band, opening for Joe Walsh, ZZ Top and The Allman Brothers Band to name a few.

Their current tour is in support of their 2016 album Ballyhoo! They released their first album, Nothing to Hide, back in 2005 and still going strong 12 years later.

As a collective they have a foot tapping sound that stands the out against the norm, and not what you would usually find as the opening act. Their 30-minute acoustic set showcases beautiful harmonies along with the talented musicianship. Kicking off the night with “Glide”, their set also included “Perdition” and “Better Find a Church”.  

As the tour with Don Henley comes to an end, they can soon be found touring throughout Europe opening for The Doobie Brothers.

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Event Date: 17-JUN-2017

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Kirstine moved from the UK to Chicago in 2011, and has fallen in love with the city and its music scene. She enjoys combining her two biggest passions – music and photography. If there is a band with a guitar playing, chances are she’ll be there…camera in hand. Kirstine went to her first live concert at 7 years old, and hasn’t looked back since!

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