Tribute and Variety
Shows are super successful. The buyer gets more bang for the buck, spending the same amount on
4 to 6 names.
The audience gets to hear a variety of artists. Win Win!
JASON BOLAND and the STRAGGLERS
Jason Boland’s reputation as a voraciously untamed songsmith and performer has well preceded him over the years since emerging first in 1999 at the age of 25. With over 50,000 combined units sold independently, and backed by a fierce band of the musically well endowed, the Stragglers are Roger Ray (pedal steel, lead/rhythm guitar), Brad Rice (drums/backing vocals), and Grant Tracy (bass).
With his baritone saunter combined with Tracy’s bouncy bass line.
Dirty Fighting Love, co-written with Red Dirt favorite Stoney LaRue, reigns with the grudge of a bitter lead guitar stopping for breaks in the desolate land of a heartbreak hang over.
Love Song approaches with seemingly exhausted warning of not how love is lost, but rather how it is
gained. With guest appearances from Billy Joe Shaver, Red Dirt pioneer Randy Crouch, Kathleen O’Keefe, Stoney LaRue, and Reckless Kelly’s Cody Braun,
Somewhere in the Middle is sure not to disappoint.
The band’s debut album release of
Pearl Snaps in 1999 put them on the map of the working musician.
Truck Stop Diaries released in 2001 landed them the rarefied #1 spot on the Texas Music chart with
“Travelin Jones”, and the Gruene with Envy Album of the Year Award, an awards ceremony based solely on votes by the fans.
Live and Loud at Billy Bob’s was their next release in 2002 winning them the Gruene with Envy Live Album of the Year as well as securing them a Top 20 spot with
Mexico or Crazy before the single had even been released.
The Bourbon Legend was released on Bruce Robison's Sustain Records label in late 2006. It was produced by longtime Dwight Yoakam collaborator Pete Anderson. In 2007, Jason Boland co-produced the album
Choices for the band Hazzard. The band's front man, Dana
Hazzard, was the original fiddle player for the Stragglers.
In April 2010, the band released their second live album, entitled
High in the Rockies: A Live Album. The recordings come from four live concerts
from January 7, 2010 to January 10, 2010. The shows were performed in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, Ft. Collins, Colorado, Laramie, Wyoming, and Denver, Colorado, respectively. The band released
Dark & Dirty Mile on May 14, 2013, co-produced by Shooter Jennings. The title track
was a Top 5 single on the Texas Music chart.