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
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