Knicks owners James Dolan sang a blues — literally — during Thursday’s NBA draft

New York Knicks owners James Dolan wasn’t in assemblage during a Barclays Center in Brooklyn for Thursday night’s NBA breeze — given he was opposite city singing in his blues-infused stone band.

Dolan’s low-pitched ensemble, JD The Straight Shot, charged congregation from $20 to $25 to see their Manhattan show during City Winery New York City as a Knicks contemplated how to proceed one of a franchise’s many critical days of a year. From a City Winery website:

“Americana rope JD The Straight Shot — featuring vocalist/guitarist Jim Dolan whose voice a 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) – is now operative on their stirring manuscript due out in 2017.”

The achingly pleasing initial singular ‘I Know, You Know, we Know’ gives an sparkling ambience of what’s to come. The lane constructed by Chuck Ainlay (Mark Knopfler, Miranda Lambert), was created by Dolan, Copely and Slaver and spotlights unconditional accordion melodies achieved by Shawn Pelton (Sheryl Crow, Levon Helm). The new strain has been a rousing assembly favorite during JD The Straight Shot shows.”

Dolan can be seen behaving with his rope in this video.

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