Right on Time

Right on Time

by JD & the Straight Shot
     
 
JD & the Straight Shot have a reputation for being a blues-rock
oots rock/Americana type of band, but on Right on Time, an additional element asserts itself in a noticeable way: country-rock. Stylistically, Jim Dolan's outfit hasn't given anything up on this 2008 release; blues-rock, roots rock, and Americana are still

Overview

JD & the Straight Shot have a reputation for being a blues-rock
oots rock/Americana type of band, but on Right on Time, an additional element asserts itself in a noticeable way: country-rock. Stylistically, Jim Dolan's outfit hasn't given anything up on this 2008 release; blues-rock, roots rock, and Americana are still part of the picture, but there is no overlooking the honky tonk influence that asserts itself on some of the tracks -- especially "Long White Cadillac" and "What Do We Do Now." Dolan and his colleagues have definitely become more diverse and unpredictable; that said, they have no problem maintaining their earthy, down-home bar band outlook throughout the 43-minute CD. And that bar band aesthetic yields enjoyable results whether they are moving in a blues-rock direction on "Lie No Better," the dark-humored "Gonna Kill That Dog" (which is bound to freak out some PETA members), and "Train's a Coming"; making some Memphis soul moves on "Leap of Faith"; or taking a somewhat Willie Nelson-ish approach on the melancholy opener, "This Kind of Life" (which has a bit of a Tex-Mex edge). Right on Time doesn't adhere to one specific style, but the thing that all of these songs have in common is their rootsiness; from blues-rock to Americana to country-rock, this is a roots album, pure and simple. And while this disc doesn't pretend to be innovative in any way, it is a worthwhile demonstration of Dolan's ability to broaden his focus without sacrificing any of his bar band appeal.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/24/2008
Label:
Artist Garage
UPC:
0891041002142
catalogNumber:
14

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

JD & the Straight Shot   Primary Artist
Joe Walsh   Guitar
Sweet Pea Atkinson   Background Vocals
Jerry Barnes   Bass
Bashiri Johnson   Percussion
Harry Bowens   Background Vocals
Tony Braunagel   Drums
Lenny Castro   Percussion
Jon Cleary   Organ,Piano,Clavinet,Wurlitzer
Mike Finnegan   Organ,Piano
Charlie Giordano   Accordion
Marty Grebb   Vocals,Background Vocals
Teresa James   Vocals,Background Vocals
Tommy Kay   Rhythm Guitar
Greg Leisz   Pedal Steel Guitar
Shawn Pelton   Drums
John Porter   Acoustic Guitar,Rhythm Guitar
Johnny Lee Schell   Guitar,Rhythm Guitar,Background Vocals,Guitar (Baritone)
Lee Thornburg   Trumpet,Flugelhorn,Valve Trombone
Billy Watts   Guitar,Rhythm Guitar,Soloist
Terry Wilson   Bass
Mitch Kashmar   Harmonica
Paulie Cerra   Baritone Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Bruce Koplow   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar,12-string Guitar,Slide Guitar
Jonny Rosch   Electric Piano,Wurlitzer

Technical Credits

Delbert McClinton   Composer
Bob Dylan   Composer
Leon Russell   Composer
Brendan Croker   Composer
John Porter   Producer,Engineer,overdub engineer
Doug Tyo   Engineer
James Dolan   Composer
Bruce Koplow   Composer
Colin Suzuki   Engineer

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