Born out of Northern California’s chaotic, late-1960s musical stew, The Doobie Brothers’ rugged, real and authentic approach to rock and roll made the group a biker bar stalwart. But the band’s self-titled debut album in ’71 went beyond just leather and motorcycles, revealing even more musical layers: sweet three-part harmonies and rootsy, introspective, acoustic flavors.
The Doobie Brothers was inducted into the Vocal Group Hall of Fame in 2004, has won four GRAMMY® Awards and sold more than 48 million records worldwide (including three multi-platinum, seven platinum, and 14 gold albums). The 1976 collection Best of the Doobies has sold more than 12 million copies, earning rare RIAA Diamond status. The group’s No. 1 gold-certified singles “Black Water” (1974) and “What a Fool Believes” (1979) lead a catalog of hits that includes “Listen to the Music,” “Jesus Is Just All Right,” “Rockin’ Down the Highway,” “Long Train Runnin’,” “China Grove,” “Take Me In Your Arms,” Takin’ It to the Streets,” “Minute by Minute,” “You Belong to Me,” and “The Doctor.” In all, The Doobies have tallied five Top 10 singles and 16 Top 40 hits.
The Doobie Brothers’ legacy has been built upon not just hit records, but also an unrivaled commitment to musical integrity and a steadfast allegiance to their enthusiastic fan base. The band’s ability to evolve in a constantly changing industry and connections to generations of listening audiences is a testament to its craft.
Americana band JD & The Straight Shot – featuring vocalist/guitarist Jim Dolan (whose voice the New York Post calls “reminiscent of Tom Waits and Randy Newman”), bassist Byron House (Robert Plant, Emmylou Harris, Dolly Parton), violinist/fiddler Erin Slaver (Martina McBride, Rod Stewart) and guitarist Marc Copely (B.B. King, Rosanne Cash) – spent most of the last few year touring nonstop in support of the all-acoustic album Ballyhoo!. The band recently released Good Night and Good Luck, which features the single “I Know, You Know, I Know,” a beautiful song spotlighting sweeping according melodies performed by Shawn Pelton (Sheryl Crow, Levon Helm). The new song has already become a rousing audience favorite at JD & The Straight Shot shows.