SOURCE: Scoop Marketing

September 13, 2005 15:16 ET

JD & The Straight Shot Debut on JD Records

"Nothing To Hide" Set for Release September 20

LOS ANGELES, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- September 13, 2005 -- Rockin' is his business -- well, one of them -- and business is good for Jim Dolan. Already a well-respected corporate executive, Dolan makes his debut on JD Records (distributed through Rhino Entertainment) as lead singer and rhythm guitarist for The Straight Shot with "NOTHING TO HIDE." Featuring 10 original songs, the album is scheduled for a September 20 release at regular physical and digital retail outlets and at for a suggested list price of $18.98.

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."

To celebrate the release of "NOTHING TO HIDE," JD & The Straight Shot will be on the road starting in late September. Below is the current tour schedule:

22   Albany, NY             Red Square
28   Rochester, NY          Water Street
29   South Burlington, VT   Higher Ground

1    Amagansett, NY         Stephen Talkhouse
3    Cambridge, MA          Regatta Bar
For additional information regarding "NOTHING TO HIDE" or tour dates, please contact Lisa Pardini or Larry Solters at Scoop Marketing at: (213) 639-6160 or

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