Sign up for newsletter
 

Jason Boland keeps it live

Thursday, March 18, 2010 – Jason Boland and the Stragglers, who come country and rock, will release a live disc, "High in the Rockies: A Live Album" on April 20.

The 80-minute, proudly overdub-free disc was recorded during 4 consecutive shows in Colorado and Wyoming in January. This is the Texas Red Dirt band's second live album and singer-songwriter-guitarist Boland's second release on his own label, Proud Souls Entertainment, in conjunction with the Apex Nashville label and Thirty Tigers distribution.

The band consists of Roger Ray on steel, lead guitar and Dobro; fiddler Noah Jeffries; bassist Grant Tracy and drummer Brad Rice. The first single is Tulsa Time.

"It was time for a live album and also to get a photograph of the five of us now," Boland said. "I'm really happy with the material we chose. It stems from The Bourbon Legend and Comal County Blue, and we went back and mined a couple of our older songs, and songs like Merle Haggard's Rainbow Stew and Tom Russell's Gallo Del Cielo, that fans kept requesting and never let die."

"We got over being young and the entrapment of limitations on your instrument, vocals, writing--and the entrapments of life, love, chemicals." Boland said. "I've reached the point where I don't over-think it and simply do the music honestly. I don't care about fame or the pop culture machine - you'll never see us on 'Nashville Star' or 'American Idol.' We look to the populist grassroots, we're not in it for fame and cash. Seriously, it's all about living free."

Tour dates are:
Thursday March 18 Commerce, TX Drunken Mule Saloon
Friday March 19 Memphis, TN Newby's
Saturday March 20 Idabel, OK Phil's Big Rock Saloon
Monday March 22 * San Marcos, TX Cheatham Street Warehouse
Thursday March 25 Lincoln, NE Uncle Ron's
Friday March 26 Altamont, IL Luke's Bar and Grill
Saturday March 27 Lawrence, KS Granada Theater
Thursday April 8 Corpus Christi, TX Brewster Street Icehouse
Friday April 9 Old Town Spring, TX Texas Crawfish Festival
Saturday April 10 Poteet, TX Poteet Strawberry Festival
Thursday April 15 Oklahoma City, OK Wormy Dog Saloon
Friday April 16 Tulsa, OK Cain's Ballroom
Saturday April 17 Fort Worth, TX Billy Bob's Texas
Tuesday April 20 Fort Smith, AR The Rib Room
Wednesday April 21 Stephenville, TX Larry Joe Taylor's Texas Music Festival
Thursday April 22 Abilene, TX Lucky Mule
Friday April 23 Lake Conroe, TX County Line BBQ
Saturday April 24 Austin, TX Lone Star State Jam - Waterloo Park
Sunday April 25 Waco, TX Hog Creek Ice House
Wednesday April 28 San Antonio, TX County Line BBQ
Friday April 30 College Station, TX Hurricane Harry's
Saturday May 1 Port O'Connor, TX Port O'Connor Community Center
Thursday May 6 Longview, TX The Levee
Friday May 7 Dallas, TX Gilley's
Saturday May 8 Richmond, TX Haute Time In Texas Festival
Thursday May 13 Kearney, NE Shooters
Saturday May 15 North Platte, NE Shooters - North Platte
Wednesday May 19 Columbia, MO The Blue Note
Thursday May 20 Kansas City, MO Knuckleheads
Saturday May 22 Altamont, IL Effingham County Fairgrounds
Wednesday May 26 The Woodlands, TX Dosey Doe
Saturday May 29 Harker Heights, TX Carl Levin Park
Friday June 18 San Antonio, TX Cowboy's Dancehall
Saturday June 26 Mesquite, TX Resistol Arena
Saturday July 3 Canadian, TX Jones Pavilion
Friday July 16 Pawhuska, OK Cavalcade Rodeo
Saturday July 24 Woodward, OK Woodward Elks Rodeo
Thursday July 29 Grapevine, TX Glass Cactus
Friday July 30 Houston, TX Firehouse Saloon
Saturday Aug. 7 Bastrop, TX Bastrop Homecoming
Friday Aug. 27 Miami, OK Buffalo Run Casino
Saturday Aug. 28 Fayetteville, AR George's Majestic Lounge
Sunday Aug. 29 Clinton, AR Bar of Ranch
Saturday Sept. 4 Lampe, MO Black Oak Mountain Amphitheater
Saturday Oct. 9 Floresville, TX Floresville Peanut Festival
Saturday Oct. 16 Kyle, TX Kyle Fair and Music Festival * Jason Solo Acoustic Show

More news for Jason Boland & The Stragglers

CD reviews for Jason Boland & The Stragglers

Squelch CD review - Squelch
Jason Boland and the Stragglers have a huge cult following in Texas and surrounding environs, and even though they've been around since 1998 and this is their 10th album, they are virtually unknown outside their Lone Star State fan base. Boland's fans will tell you that's because of his uncompromising commitment to "real country," not the hybridized pop fluff found on the radio dial these days. And that's certainly true - although the inclusion of such NSFR songs as »»»
Dark Dirty Mile CD review - Dark Dirty Mile
Jason Boland and the Stragglers have released a new country album that sounds old. This isn't to imply that the sound is aged in a negative way; they have a classic country maturity that isn't heard too much these days with the exception of Jamey Johnson. For those not familiar with the music of Boland, the first track is a great way to decide whether this is your kind of country music. The title track is a mid tempo country song reminiscent of the late Waylon Jennings. »»»
High in the Rockies: A Live Album CD review - High in the Rockies: A Live Album
Like many of his counterparts in the contemporary Red Dirt music scene, Jason Boland developed a strong regional following through a string of quality studio releases and an intense performance schedule that includes more than 200 shows each year. Although it is not a given that regional popularity translates to national success, Boland and his band, The Stragglers, are making their mark outside of their Oklahoma/Texas home base as evidenced by their new live album, a collection that captures »»»
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: Carlile warms hearts with empathetic thoughts – Brandi Carlile, dressed festively with a Santa hat, began her mid-week concert set with Joni Mitchell's "River" and closed with the carol "O Holy Night." In between, she sang about an equal measure of old and new songs. And on this first night of a short acoustic tour, Carlile was both in fine spirits and voice.... »»»
Concert Review: Daniels wears out bows, but music endures – After each of the first few songs Charlie Daniels played, his 'fiddle tech (?)' exchanged his bow. Is this because he was playing particularly hard? Perhaps. Whatever the case, Daniels and his five-piece band clearly appeared to be giving it their all during the act's hour-and-a-half set. As it is the Christmas month, Daniels sang a... »»»
Subscribe to Country News Digest Country News Digest      Follow Country Standard Time on twitter CST      Visit Country Standard Time on Facebook CST

Elsewhere in the news

Currently at the CST blogs

Washburn, Fleck create "Echoes" Bela Fleck and Abigail Washburn have powerhouse individual talents; each has followed an estimable career path to where they find themselves today: making complex, but spare, records, writing music together and touring with their son Juno. Their new release, "Echoes In The Valley" features mostly songs written by Fleck and Washburn, banjos, Washburn's strong vocals and very little else.... »»»
Hillman bides his time Legends don't come any more legendary than Chris Hillman. The roll call of bands that comprises Hillman's half century in music reads like a wing exhibit at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame; Byrds, Flying Burrito Brothers, Manassas, the Souther Hillman Furay Band, the Desert Rose Band,... »»»
The Cadillac Three creates its "Legacy" William Shakespeare noted a few centuries back that a rose by any other name would be equally aromatic, and that general idea has musical implications as well. The Cadillac Three knows a thing or two about maintaining a sonic identity after a name change;... »»»
With Stanley and Watson, sound isn't elementary Those aware of the late Owsley "Bear" Stanley likely know him for one of two reasons - his pioneering work manufacturing lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) in San Francisco during the mid-to-late 1960s and his role as an innovative sound engineer. Most notably, Bear worked...... »»»
May shifts gears, directions Headed into 2015, Imelda May was on a hit streak. Her rockabilly career was in full swing, nurtured by the likes of former Squeeze keyboardist Jools Holland and guitar icon Jeff Beck. Her albums routinely topped the charts in her native Ireland.... »»»
Boom CD review - Boom
Walker Hayes has a lot of Sam Hunt in his music, in that he mixes a lot of hip-hop in with his country. Traditionalists will have trouble with his unorthodox approach. Kids, though, raised on just as much Drake as Paisley, will likely eat it up. »»»
From A Room: Volume 2 CD review - From A Room: Volume 2
There is no bigger artist in country music today, perhaps even in American music, than Chris Stapleton. His appeal reaches beyond just the commercial country fans for his gritty bluesy approach. 2015's "Traveller" set a high bar, which was met by this year's release of "From A Room: Volume 1," which won Album of the Year in the 51st CMA Awards.  »»»
Down Home Sessions EP CD review - Down Home Sessions EP

Upon first glance at the track list of Cole Swindell's fourth installment of the "Down Home Sessions" series, one may get the impression that it is a covers EP. It features several chart toppers from other artists, including Luke Bryan's "Roller Coaster" and Thomas Rhett's "Get Me Some Of That." »»»

The Rest of Our Lives CD review - The Rest of Our Lives
The first full album from Tim McGraw and Faith Hill is an inspired effort, even though some of its songwriters may surprise you. The title cut, for instance, features pop ginger Ed Sheeran on its credits, while Meghan Trainor contributed to "Roll the Dice." »»»
Bloodshot Records' 13 Days of Xmas CD review - Bloodshot Records' 13 Days of Xmas
Label holiday albums can sometimes be like office white elephant gift exchanges because there's a little bit of everything on the table. Some stuff you like, while other things may have been better left unwrapped. »»»
Texoma Shore CD review - Texoma Shore
Blake Shelton's 11th studio album finds The Voice advisor in a contented, one might even say homey, frame of mind. The opening track and first single "I'll Name the Dogs" sets the tone. It's a rollicking ode to domesticity that manages to make household chore distribution ("You find the spot and I'll find the money / You be the pretty and I'll be the funny") both romantic and amusing.  »»»