We have to ask… band name must be a play on words? Jack Daniels Straight Shot?
“Straight shot” is a term for a person who’s honest and forthright. No Jack Daniels here!
Congratulations on this project ‘The Great Divide’. We’d love to hear more about the development side of the album and the progress of recording and producing the album. Please delve into the genesis for ‘The Great Divide’.
Our frontman Jim had the idea for the album and song “The Great Divide” and we all jumped in and went with it. “All this hate will never repair” is my favorite line in the song, as it points to our current political situation. And that goes for both sides of the story.
As this project came together what were some key elements in its development that surprised you?
Usually whatever shows up at lunch time! What did I order again?
JD & The Straight Shot is compromised of really phenomenal talent, plus all of you are also great friends? Tell us about your friendship and how that effects the songwriting and recording process.
The friendship is key. We can be honest about our ideas and thoughts on songs, arrangements and what direction to take a recording. Mutual respect needs to be present for that to work.
Can you share some stories between and possible adventures in music and life that you have bound you steadfastly and brought you to the creating of ‘The Great Divide’?