Where: The Blue Note
When: Thursday, April 6. Doors at 7 p.m., Show at 8 p.m.
Tickets: $16 in Advance / $18 Day of Show
Opener: Troy Cartwright
In a world of countless country music sub-genres, the Josh Abbott Band transcends. It’s hard for me to place a label on them as one “type” of country music because their music is relatable to all country fans. They’re damn good and even if you’re unfamiliar with the band’s name, you’ve probably heard them on any mainstream country music radio station.
So why is the Josh Abbott Band an all-around solid country music group? They tell great stories lyrically and melodically. These stories are so relatable that, at times, you may feel as if you’ve lived them. And you very well could have because most of their songs were written by Josh Abbott about his life. Abbott doesn’t skimp on vulnerable details either. The band’s latest album “Front Row Seat” is structured as “acts” in a play that take listeners through the rise and fall of Abbott’s relationship with his ex-wife. When you see this band live, be prepared to feel an emotional roller coaster of country greatness. (With a beer in your hand, of course.)
The Josh Abbott Band puts on one hell of a show. They’ve been doing the “music thing” for years. See below… Remember “Oh Tonight”? It was one of their first national singles and it featured a young Kacey Musgraves before many of us even knew who she was. It’s my personal Josh Abbott Band favorite.
You’ve probably also heard the band’s latest hit “Wasn’t That Drunk,” which features another up and coming female country star, Carly Pearce. Talk about paying it forward to the ladies in this industry! Am I right or am I right? This song is sure to be a crowd favorite at The Blue Note next Thursday.
I think it’s safe to say that romance will be alive at this show, and speaking of love, I’m quickly falling for the newly announced opener, Troy Cartwright. I had heard Cartwright’s song “Arkansas” before and now I get to see him LIVE with Josh Abbott Band. You’re sure to find me grooving by the stage. Get your tickets and I’ll see you there!