EDITOR'S NOTE: This article has been updated from its previous version to reflect a venue change.
JD & The Straight Shot planned on bringing the essence of blues, bluegrass and the swagger of rock n’ roll to Macon. They invoke an Americana flame and bring tight harmonies with their music.
It is a pure sound with rugged vocals and whole lot of honesty.
“Our sound is influenced by 60’s bands such as Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young and the Eagles,” said band guitarist, vocalist and producer Marc Copely.
JD & The Straight Shot were scheduled to play at the Hargray Capitol Theatre with Matt Costa on Saturday.
However the concert venue has changed to The Creek Stage at The Rookery.
Due to the venue change only Matt Costa and Matt Hartke will be performing.
The show goes up at 10:30 p.m. Tickets are free.
In a recent Facebook post the venue stated, "Hey Everyone, we are moving the Matt Costa concert scheduled for tomorrow night to The Creek Stage at The Rookery and making it FREE!!! Show time is 1030 pm. All ticket buyers for the show at Hargray Capitol Theatre will be refunded to their original point of purchase."
The 20-city tour is presented by SiriusXM’s Coffee House. The tour spotlights new and emerging singer-songwriters featured regularly on the SiriusXM channel.
According to Copely, this is the bands first time in Macon and they are “thrilled to be here.”
He said that knowing Macon is music town with deep musical roots is resonating with the band.
“We dig classic rock for sure,” Copely said.
They have a cover version of The Allman Brothers song “Jessica” that features violin and mandolin.
The SiriusXM’s Coffee House tour comes as the first supporting their new album The Great Divide.
The title song of the same name brings together sounds of country, American folk and bluegrass music with an epic crescendo of strings towards the end.
According to the band’s website, the song “hopes to inspire people to engage in more conversations with those who may hold opinions different from their own.”
“It’s all about the songs and stories,” Copely said.
At the end of a great show, the band wants their audiences to walk away feeling the stories behind their music.