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Josh Abbott Band slates new disc

Wednesday, June 28, 2017 – Josh Abbott Band will release its new album, "Until My Voice Goes Out" on Aug. 18.

Produced by Dwight Baker, Abbott indicates the album from the Texas-based band has an upbeat message. "This album is about appreciating the moment and your family and your friends, and living life the right way," Abbott said. "It's really all about finding clarity and focusing on what's important."

As the band was nearing the finish on recording the disc, Abbott's father suffered a stroke, Abbott split his time between the studio and the hospital bedside, finishing all the lead vocals shortly before his dad passed away. Two months later, Abbott welcomed his first child into the world.

The album uses strings and a horn section for the first time. Arranger Rob Mathes, who worked work with Tony Bennett, Sting and Bruce Springsteen, handled the strings.

The band's last album, "'Front Row Seat," gained some airplay with the single "Wasn't That Drunk" with Carly Pearce.

Josh Abbott Band is Josh Abbott (vocals, guitar), Preston Wait (fiddle, electric guitar), Edward Villanueva (drums), James Hertless (bass), Caleb Keeter (electric guitar), Austin Davis (banjo), David Fralin (Keyboard). JAB will also hit the road in support of the album with a horns and string sections this summer anddFall with stops in Austin, Nashville, TN, Las Vegas and New York City.

The track list is:
1. Prelude: An Appreciation of Life
2. Until My Voice Goes Out
3. Heartbeatin'
4. Texas Women, Tennessee Whiskey
5. I'm Your Only Flaw
6. Prelude: Hope & Hesitance
7. Girl Down in Texas
8. Whiskey Tango Foxtrot
9. Kinda Missing You
10. Heartbeat and A Melody
11. The Night Is Ours
12. Dance With You All Night Long
13. Ain't My Daddy's Town
14. Epilogue: Farewell Father

Tour dates are:
Aug. 19 - Odessa, TX - Dos Amigos
Aug. 25 - Oklahoma City, OK - The Criterion
Aug. 26 - Austin, TX - Nutty Brown Amphitheater
Aug. 31 - San Angelo, TX - LeGrand Alumni Center

Sept. 2 - Brady, TX - Richards Park

Sept. 9 - Lubbock, TX - Lonestar Amphitheater

Sept. 22 - Denver, CO - Levitt Pavilion

Sept. 23 - Wichita, KS - The Cotillion Ballroom

Sept. 28 - Anaheim, CA - House of Blues

Sept. 29 - San Diego, CA - House of Blues
Oct. 1 - Las Vegas, NV - Route

Sept. 1 Harvest Country Festival
Oct. 7 - Waco, TX - Extraco Coliseum
Oct. 20 - Tulsa, OK - Cain's Ballroom
Nov. 2 - Oxford, MS - The Lyric Oxford
Nov. 3 - Nashville, TN - Marathon Music Works
Nov. 4 - Columbia, MO - Hearnes Center
Nov. 8 - Washington, D.C. -

Sept. :30 Club
Nov. 9 - New York, NY - Irving Plaza
Nov. 16 - Columbus, OH - The Bluestone
Nov. 18 - Rosemont, IL - Joe's Live

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Catching Fire CD review - Catching Fire
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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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