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Josh Abbott Band

April 20, 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

The Hawthorn
2231 Washington Ave.
St. Louis, MO United States

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A staple in the Texas music scene since forming in 2006 at Lubbock’s Texas Tech University. Josh Abbott Band has weathered many storms together including divorces, burying their fathers, the Route 91 Harvest shooting and a pandemic. Country fans have been singing JAB songs for more than a decade already. The seven-piece group’s relentless on-stage attitude quickly made it a successful touring act, building out from a Texas band to a regional act to a national crew with a devout following from coast to coast. Concurrently, JAB developed its own label, Pretty Damn Tough Records, before that was an accepted practice in country circles. Two of their projects, Small Town Family Dream and Front Row Seat, scored top 10 debuts on the Billboard country albums chart, while five titles cracked the Billboard country singles lists, including a pair — “Oh, Tonight” with Kacey Musgraves; and “Wasn’t That Drunk,” with Carly Pearce — that represented their first chart appearances. Led by the true-to-life cycles in Abbott’s life, Abbott ambitiously documented the dissolution of first marriage in Front Row Seat. And the expansive Until My Voice Goes Out, recorded as Abbott tended to an ailing father, mixed elegant strings and a Memphis-tipped horn sound. In 2020 JAB released their 6th studio album The Highway Kind, the band’s follow-up to 2017’s string and horn-infused Until My Voice Goes Out, the uplifting 10-track album was recorded at Sonic Ranch in El Paso and produced by Marshall Altman (Marc Broussard, Frankie Ballard, Aaron Watson).