Josh Abbott Band

When:
October 7, 2016 all-day
2016-10-07T00:00:00-05:00
2016-10-08T00:00:00-05:00

When Josh Abbott Band recorded ‰ÛÏGhosts‰Û� 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‰Ûªt let Abbott retouch it.
‰ÛÏI was actually crying my eyes out during that last chorus, and that‰Ûªs why there‰Ûªs a couple of notes in the beginning of that section that don‰Ûªt really explode like normal,‰Û� Abbott says. ‰ÛÏDwight was like, ‰Û÷We‰Ûªre keeping that. That‰Ûªs real.‰Ûª‰Û�
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‰Ûªs 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 ‰ÛÒ particularly banjo and fiddle ‰ÛÒ to effect a raucous, roof-raising attitude.