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Concert Series

Stay tuned for the 2019 Concert announcement!

 

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The 2019 Concert band and venue will be announced soon.  We hope to see you there!

 

2018 Concert

Josh Abbott Band at the Cain's for Annual Benefit Concert

We proudly hosted the Texas country sound Josh Abbott Band at Cain's Ballroom on Saturday, March 10. Proceeds from ticket sales benefitted the Oklahoma Central Foundation, which was established to provide financial capability to its employees and members, and scholarships to high-school and college students.

Check out JAB’s brand-new album "Until My Voice Goes Out.” Get it here: smarturl.it/jabvoicepivot

Band Members

Josh Abbott: Vocals, acoustic guitar
Preston Wait: Fiddle, electric guitar
Eddie Villanueva: Drums
James Hertless: Bass
Caleb Keeter: Electric guitar, harmonica
Austin Davis: Electric banjo
David Fralin: Keys/utility player

Biography

When Josh Abbott Band recorded “Ghosts” for its fourth album, Front Row Seat, Abbott expected to redo the vocals. The final chorus had some technical imperfections, and he figured he could improve on the performance once his heart settled down. Producer Dwight Baker, one-half of the Austin-based duo The Wind and The Wave, wouldn’t let Abbott retouch it.

“I was actually crying my eyes out during that last chorus, and that’s why there’s a couple of notes in the beginning of that section that don’t really explode like normal,” Abbott says. “Dwight was like, ‘We’re keeping that. That’s real.’”

Real is the operative word for Front Row Seat, a 16-track song cycle that represents the most ambitious and emotionally challenging project yet for JAB, a highly melodic six-piece ensemble that’s managed to keep a foot in both the Texas music scene and the national country world. The band won four times during the inaugural Texas Regional Radio Awards behind an upbeat brand of country that still leans on classic instrumentation – particularly banjo and fiddle – to effect a raucous, roof-raising attitude.

Influences

Most bands list their "broad" range of influences and usually it leaves you wondering "they don't sound like them"!!! To us, being influenced is more than just who you listened to in high school and college. An influence doesn't just have to be musically, but can be lyrically or even other areas such as stage performance, how to interact with the radio industry, or even how to act at meet-and-greets with fans.

For those above reasons we are thankful to have learned under and be influenced by (in the order that we befriended them): Eli Young Band, Randy Rogers Band, Wade Bowen, and Casey Donahew.

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