Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Jason Boland "High in the Rockies"

Jason Boland & the Stragglers recorded a new live CD entitled "High in the Rockies" over the course of four scheduled tour dates in the west including Laramie Wyoming at the Cowboy bar, Ft. Collins at the Aggie theater, The Musicfest in Steamboat and the last show at the BlueBird theater in Denver.
I was at the Musicfest but i didn't make that show because i didn't want to leave the show at the Grand Ballroom but i did make the show at the Bluebird and had all access to photograph the show. The Bluebird theater is a very small old theater off Colfax and seems like it will only hold about a hundred people but they have a very impressive and steady list of bands that roll through.
I talked with Roger Ray about the shows and he said that
all of them have gone very smoothly, no songs had to be stopped and re started and if any mistakes were there they haven't heard them yet and they can be corrected later. The first single to be released to radio which Jason stated that "Its not like it matters, they wont play it anyway" will be their cover of the old Danny Flowers song "Tulsa Time" which was made famous by Oklahoma's gentle giant, Don Williams. Each show had the band playing some different songs each night so i cant say that the songs they played in Denver will all make it onto the new CD but i know they were pulling out some good old tunes as well as some songs off the latest "Comal County Blue" disc. Cowboys in Laramie Wyoming was mentioned as their favorite place they visited out of the four stops and they mentioned how good the crowd was and the energy they returned to the stage. I was asked to submit a few photos from the Denver show so i am hoping at least one will be used in the packaging! Click here to view a video of "Proud Souls" shot that night and my You tube channel has a few more videos from that night too. UPDATE: Two of my photos from this show have been chosen to be used in the packaging on the new "High in the Rockies" CD to be released 4/20/10 and one will be this shot above used as the back cover!

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