I can’t help but wonder how many country artists are out there that I have never heard of. But my uneducated guess would be about a billion. I recently got a press release about the Josh Abbott Band. I’ve never heard of them. But they have a single, they have a video, they have a web site, they have a tour schedule, and apparently they are making an impact on Texas music charts. So, I thought it was time I take a look at this group, and pass the press release information on to all of you. Group members are Josh Abbott – Vocals/Acoustic Guitar; Preston Wait – Fiddle/Electric Guitar; Edward Villanueva – Drums; Daniel Almodova – Bass; and Gabe Hanson – Guitar.
Texas Country sensation Josh Abbott Band is celebrating their highest single debut to date with “She’s Like Texas,” which landed inside the Top 40 on the Texas Music Chart this week while their Top 10 smash “All Of A Sudden” is still holding strong in the Top 15.
Written by Josh Abbott, “She’s Like Texas” is the title track from JAB’s highly anticipated new album to be released February 16 via Pretty Damn Tough Records and Thirty Tigers. Produced by Erik Herbst, She’s Like Texas is the follow-up to their debut album Scapegoat, which delivered one of the Top 15 most played songs of 2009 “Good Night For Dancing” featuring Charla Corn as reported by the Texas Music Chart.
“She’s Like Texas” is already creating a buzz among critics and fans. As Music Row’s Robert K. Oermann wrote, “The title tune to this band’s sophomore CD is an ode to the Lonestar State’s fairer sex … Charming and lilting. The press kit says The Josh Abbott Band is Texas’s ‘best-kept secret.’ Maybe so.”
In the blink of an eye, Josh Abbott Band has gone from an unknown artist to one of the fastest rising young stars in Texas country. Playing over 250 shows this past year, JAB has been performing to packed houses all across Texas and Oklahoma including Texas hot spots such as Wild West in Lubbock, Cowboys in San Antonio and Billy Bob’s in Fort Worth. The passion and high-energy characteristic of Josh Abbott Band’s performances come through both on stage and in the studio. It’s no wonder why the Josh Abbott Band has quickly become a Texas institution—and why its talents can’t be confined for long to the Lonestar State.
Be sure to check out Josh Abbott Band both at their official web site, and on their MySpace page. They’re certainly off to a great start with their debut single. Most of their shows seem to be in Texas right now, but keep an eye on that schedule, too – it probably won’t be long until they get out of Texas, and somewhere close to you!
I’m running a little behind schedule this morning, so let me get busy and start my Sunday. You guys have a great day. Talk to you soon!