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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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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 »»»
Tuesday NIght EP CD review - Tuesday NIght EP
The Josh Abbott Band's major label debut is a five-tune EP with mixed results. The opening track "Where's the Party" is an effectively amusing country rocker that finds the singer seeking a good time ("Low standards, high thrills/Crinkled up dollar bills/Y'all pitch in for smokes and a keg of Bud Light"), while the title track similarly revels in simple pleasures ("Every once in a while you need something to make you feel alright/Sometimes it's just »»»
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: Earle does it well all over again – Justin Townes Earle is back. Not that he had gone anywhere too far away. Less than four months ago, he performed a similarly styled solo acoustic show across the river in Boston at the City Winery. So, once again, this was the chance for Earle to showcase his bevy of very good material, leaning heavily towards a bluesy side, with his interest in... »»»
Concert Review: Stuart turns up the honky tonk – Late in the afternoon before heading up to Penn's Peak, news broke that the venue was nominated by The Academy of Country Music as one of the top five small venues for 2018. This foreshadowed a special vibe for Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives on this night, playing for about 1,000 fans. The band, together now for 16 years, bedecked in... »»»
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