Jul 102018
 

One of my all time favorite concert collections that exist is the Live At Billy Bob’s Texas series, and I pretty much rush out and buy all the latest ones. Well, now on June 29th Red Dirt/ Texas country road warrior Mr. Josh Ward who is riding high on his 2018 new album called “More Than I Deserve”, recorded the fiftieth album in the series overall.

You know his album is already on my radar for TOP 50 of 2018, and I’ll be honest he may hit it TWICE if this live album is any good. I do include live albums, and I am eagerly awaiting this one in my player. His first single called “Home Away from Home” was a damn fine Honky Tonk shuffle song complete with all the bells and whistles of a GREAT Country music album.

All eleven songs on this album truly are relatable to me as a fan, and compliment each other truly well. I just love the arrangement of the lyrics and the way the fiddle and steel accompany his honest lyrics, I hear a LOT of Mr. Dwight Yoakam influence in his songs like “Another Heartache”. Also, I hear a lot of Mr. Daryle Singletary in his vocal deliveries, this album makes you want to crack open a cold bottle of your favorite beer and take up smoking Marlboro.

My friend from Kansas City Wildflower Soul Photography got to capture his VERY FIRST headlining show in Texas at Gruene Hall this past spring,and she did a mighty fine job of capturing that show on photo. In the business we kind of help each other out, and I got her to Shooter. Last year I got to name one of my Tumbleweed articles after her “Queen Of The Railriders”, because I SAW TRUE passion for the music in her.

In fact his camp announced that on September 2nd he will be returning to the iconic dance hall to headline another night of Country Music, to which I think he so richly deserves!

Jul 11
Moonshine Beach
San Diego, CA
Jul 12
B Ryders
Bakersfield, CA
Jul 13
Barrelhouse Brewing Co.
Paso Robles, CA
Jul 14
Stoney’s Rockin’ Rodeo
Sacramento, CA
Jul 18
Stoney’s Rockin’ Country
Las Vegas, NV
Jul 19
The Museum Club
Flagstaff, AZ
Jul 20
Last Exit Live
Phoenix, AZ
Jul 21
Hoots Pub
Amarillo, TX
Jul 25
The Big Barn – Dosey Doe
The Woodlands, TX
Jul 26
Thirsty Horse Saloon
San Antonio, TX
Jul 28
Alpo’s Barn
Muleshoe, TX
Aug 03
Schulenburg Festival
Schulenburg, TX
Aug 04
Hank’s Texas Grill
Mckinney, TX
Aug 10
Silver Saloon
Terrell, TX
Aug 11
Sam Houston Race Park
Houston, TX
Aug 17
Delcambre Shrimp Festival
Delcambre, LA
Aug 18
Mo’s Place
Katy, TX
Aug 24
Cody Johnson & Friends
Austin, TX
Aug 31
Hillbilly’s
McAllen, TX
Sep 01
Brewster Street Ice House
Corpus Christi, TX
Sep 02
Gruene Hall
New Braunfels, TX
Sep 12
Black Sheep
Colorado Springs, CO
Sep 13
Warehouse 25 Sixty-Five
Grand Junction, CO
Sep 14
The Cowboy Saloon & Dance Hall
Laramie, WY
Sep 20
Washington County Fair
Brenham, TX
Sep 28
Cabooze
Minneapolis, MN
Oct 04
3rd & Lindsley
Nashville, TN
Oct 12
Conroe Cajun Catfish Festival
Conroe, TX

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