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"Front Row Seat" tour continues for Josh Abbott Band

Monday, December 12, 2016
JThe osh Abbott will continue in 2017 to support its latest release "Front Row Seat," it was announced today.

The band will start in their home state of Texas in early January and ending in late March in Anaheim, Cal.

"Front Row Seats" captures the story of a failed relationship - Abbott's marriage - separated into five theatrical acts.

Tour dates are:

Dec. 30-31 - Houston, TX - House of Blues
Jan. 6-7 - Ft. Worth, TX - Billy Bob's Texas
Jan. 13-14 - New Braunfels, TX - Gruene Hall
Jan. 20-21 - Denver, CO - Grizzly Rose
Jan. 25 - Omaha, NE - The Waiting Room
Jan. 26 - Minneapolis, MN - Skyway Theatre - Studio B
Jan. 27 - Springfield, IL - Boondocks
Jan. 28 - Rosemont, IL - Joe's Live
Feb. 3 - Norman, OK - Riverwind Casino
Feb. 10 - San Antonio, TX - Cowboys Dance Hall
Feb. 11 - Donna, TX - Chisholm Trail Festival
Feb. 17 - College Station, TX - TBD
Feb. 25 - El Paso, TX - Texas Country Music Festival
March 1 - Boston, MA - TBD
March 2 - Clifton Park, NY - Upstate Concert Hall
March 3 - Washington, DC -TBD
March 4 - New York City, NY -TBD
March 8 - Warrendale, PA - Jergel's Rhythm Grille
March 9 - Grand Rapids, MI - The Intersection
March 10 - Indianapolis, IN - 8 Seconds Saloon
March 11 - Rootstown, OH - Dusty Armadillo
March 15 - Seattle, WA - The Croccodile
March 17 - Spokane, WA - Knitting Factory
March 18 - Boise, ID - Knitting Factory
March 22 - Sacramento, CA - Goldfield Trading Post
March 23 - Bakersfield, CA - Buck Owen's Crystal Palace
March 24 - San Diego, CA - House of Blues
March 26 - Anaheim, CA - The Parish House of Blues Anaheim

More dates will be announced.

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Catching Fire CD review - Catching Fire
Releasing five albums and two EPs since 2008, the normally prolific Josh Abbott Band returns more to its roots after exploring new, more Nashville-type sound over the last two albums. This self-released effort shows maturity and confidence by remembering who they are and expanding their base at the same time. With the title cut, "Catching Fire," co-written by Abbott, serving as a bridge between their past musical exploration and their rootsy Texas sound, it is his distinctive voice »»»
Until My Voice Goes Out CD review - Until My Voice Goes Out
Josh Abbott Band opens its album "Until My Voice Goes Out" with the title track, which features the unique combination of stately strings along with plucked banjo. In one respect, it's a love song about the desire for a specific woman. Couched within this plea, though, is a sincere wish for a life lived to the fullest. Abbott also sings "Ain't My Daddy's Down" at album's end, which explains the meditative nature of the record's opener. »»»
Front Row Seat CD review - Front Row Seat
Customarily Texas and Red Dirt artists have proudly existed outside of the mainstream, relying more on quality song writing and a defiantly traditional edge to their music, with fiddles and steel guitar prominent. Josh Abbott Band came from this scene and built a faithful fan base. Abbott boldly decided to create a concept album this time around. The disc is divided into five acts, which represent the stages of a relationship from courtship to the aftermath of a breakup, an idea very similar »»»
Editorial: Walking the talk – When names like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Waylon and the Hag are invoked, you're talking hard core country. These are the touchstones of country , the guys who made country music what it was and still is (or maybe can be). When these folks would sing about being down-and-out and the rough-and-tumble, they knew of what they were singing about. Fast forward a few years to the country singers of today. »»»
Concert Review: The Lil Smokies provide the perfect antidote – On a night when the world to be falling further apart thanks to coronavirus (this would be the night the NBA postponed the season), there stood The Lil Smokies to at least in some small measure save the day. The quintet is part of a generation of musicians with bluegrass as the basis, but not totally the sum of the music either.... »»»
Concert Review: White makes the case for himself, no matter how dark the music – John Paul White opined with a glint in his eyes that his songs were not of the uplifting variety. In fact, they were downright dark. How else to explain "The Long Way" with the line "long way home back to you." Or "James," a song inspired by his grandfather who suffered from dementia. But lest you think that the Alabama... »»»
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