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Josh Abbott Band tops new releases

Friday, August 18, 2017 – Josh Abbott Band has experienced the ups and downs of life this year with the death of his father and the birth of his son two months later. He covers some of these subjects on "Until My Voice Gives Out," a 14-song set from the Texas artist. Abbot enjoyed success last time out with 2015's "Front Row Seat," which detailed dissolution of his marriage.

Dobro ace Jerry Douglas offers "What If" under the Jerry Douglas Band name. This marks the first release for the band. The sound merges jazz with bluegrass, country, blues, swing, rock, and soul on the 11 tracks.

Sisters Allison Moorer and Shelby Lynne release their first album together "Not Dark Yet." The collection contains 10 songs. Teddy Thompson produced the set, which includes one song penned by Lynne and Moorer, "Is It Dark Yet." The duo covers Nirvana's "Lithium."

Texas singer/songwriter Ray Wylie Hubbard returns to action with "Tell The Devil I'm Gettin' There As Fast As I Can." Lucinda Williams offers vocals on the title track.

Kacy & Clayton, who are second cousins, are out with their second release for New West , "The Siren's Song." Jeff Tweedy of Wilco produced the nine songs from the folk rock-flavored duo. Kacy & Clayton released "Strange Country" in 2015. This is the duo's fourth release overall.

Five-time IBMA Female Vocalist of the Year Dale Ann Bradley is out with a self-titled disc. She recorded primarily with her band mates Mike Sumner on banjo, Tim Dishman on bass, Scotty Powers on mandolin, Matt Leadbetter on reso-guitar, and Bradley on guitar.


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CD review - Christmas Was The Josh Abbott Band's five-song EP starts out slightly silly, but then gets really serious from the middle to the end. It also surprisingly covers a lot of subject matter ground in a short time span. It opens with "Santa Better Knock," which leans a little to the Eartha Kitt, sexy side of Christmas songs. This one is followed by "A Marshmallow World," a holiday song with probably the least amount of artistic food value, which finds Abbott and band just having a little ...
CD review - The Highway Kind The Texas-based Josh Abbott Band's "The Highway Kind" effectively straddles the edginess of Texas alternative country with slick Nashville production values. The best two tracks are the opening title cut and the sweetly sentimental ballad that closes the set. Abbott kicks it off with the Erik Dylan, Troy Cartwright and Jon Randall tune about the constraint of city living ("Well, the downtown streets never got me where I was going") as compared to the preferred life on the ...
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 ...


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