It's been about a year since i have seen Jason Boland & the Stragglers. Quite a few changes have come about since then. Fiddler Noah Jeffries left to follow his dream with his own band MilkDrive, original Straggler Jeremy Watkins filled in but has since left the road and has been replaced by Cory Morrow's fiddle player Nick Worley. Steel guitarist, gutarist, and mandolin player extraordinaire Roger Ray considered leaving to support American Idol runner up and Fort Worth Texas native Casey James but thankfully has decided to remain a Straggler. Brad Rice has relied on Shine percussion but has switched to Spaun. Jason shaved his head and grew a beard but long time bassist Grant Tracy is still his jolly ole self. Jason debuted a new song at Cowboys Dancehall San Antonio, i'm not sure what the title is but it sure was catchy both melodically and lyrically. It was great to catch up with everyone backstage and i'm looking forward to seeing them again soon, probably at the Lone Star Jam in Austin at the beginning of May if not sooner. Taking a good photo that i am happy with of Jason has always personally eluded me until that night. The a
bove photo is probably my personal best of Jason so far.