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Josh Abbott Band

The Blue Note Presents

Josh Abbott Band

Kyle Park

Sat, April 5, 2014

Doors: 6:30 pm / Show: 7:30 pm

$12.00

Tickets Available at the Door

MINORS: There is a $2 cash surcharge at the door for anyone under 21 years of age.

Josh Abbott Band
Josh Abbott Band
Weeks before its Valentine’s Day release on iTunes, the Josh Abbott Band’s “Touch” was already well on its way toward being one of the most talked-about songs in Texas music of 2012. Granted, the hot-streak momentum of Abbott’s career had a lot to do with that. In the wake of the breakout success of “Oh, Tonight” (which climbed to No. 44 on Billboard’s country chart) and the title track from 2010’s regional smash “She’s Like Texas,” created a stir that reached all the way to music executives in Nashville and New York City. That set up pretty much any track that the 31-year-old singer-songwriter picked to be the lead single from his band’s much-anticipated third album nicely, ensuring it was bound to garner a fair amount of attention. But from the very first time it was played in concert or over the airwaves, it was clear that “Touch” had a lot more going for it than just good timing. From the erotic tension and release of its slow-burning verses and soaring chorus to the dramatic crescendo of fiddle and guitars at the outro, it’s a song that captures every ounce of the passion, talent, and vision that’s propelled the Josh Abbott Band to the forefront of the Texas music scene in record time. And as the rest of Small Town Family Dream proves convincingly, they’re here to stay.
Kyle Park
Kyle Park
He sings. He writes songs. He plays guitar. And his new recording — an April 2010 EP of cool, crisp country tunes, just like him — as well as forecast releases of four songs or more at a time during the coming 12 months are the foundation of a full-length album he wants his fans to help him choose the tracks on.

The Austin-born Texas artist has been writing since the release of his last album, his second, the irreverent and powerful ANYWHERE IN TEXAS, which featured a dozen songs written and co-written by Park, including "Cold in Colorado," with its killer chorus hook; "Don't Look," which climbed The Texas Music Chart; a co-write with Wade Bowen, "A Woman Like You"; the hard-driving "First Day of Summer"; and the sentimental final cut, "These Days."

The new EP features four tunes in the same vein, universally melodic with bold yet personal lyrics, story-songs that come from the heart, sung in a pure, pitch-perfect yet understated voice that perfectly suits the songs and is easily identifiable on country radio.

With Park in the studio were Karl Schwoch (electric guitar), Will Armstrong (drums, percussion) and Eric Lenington (bass), the quartet starting to come together after December 2006 and a gig at Austin's Broken Spoke opening for Asleep at the Wheel. Since then, they've also performed with or opened for Clint Black, Tracy Lawrence, Mark Chestnutt, Gary Allan, Pat Green, Jack Ingram, Randy Rogers Band and Eli Young Band.
Venue Information:
The Blue Note (MO)
17 N 9th St
Columbia, MO, 65201-4845
http://www.thebluenote.com/