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Aug. 1st. – Jason Boland & The Stragglers – High in the Rockies: A Live Album

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Jason Boland & The Stragglers – High in the Rockies: A Live Album

 

 

 

Jason was born and raised in Harrah, Oklahoma and went to college at Oklahoma State University, where he formed a band with some like-minded mates. Jason Boland and The Stragglers went on to become one of the most popular bands of that region, having released five albums since 1999 and having played in front of millions of fans during that time. Boland has certainly had his challenges along the way. In 2008, as his most recent studio album Comal County Blue was being released, he ruptured a polyp on his vocal chord, and doctors thought that he might not be able to sing again. Because the journey has been difficult, Jason operates with a deeper resolve to say something worth saying. Jason Boland and Brad Rice are both members of the Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity, having met in Stillwater, Oklahoma, while attending Oklahoma State University. Boland formed a band in 1998, releasing their first album, Pearl Snaps in 1999. Boland and The Stragglers became one of the most successful artists in the Red Dirt/Texas Country scene. Studio albums Truckstop Diaries and Somewhere in the Middle followed in 2001 and 2004, respectively; a concert at Fort Worth, Texas, dancehall Billy Bob's Texas was recorded for Live and Lit at Billy Bob's Texas in 2002. 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 2008, just before the release of the album Comal County Blue, Boland ruptured a vocal cord. The injury almost caused him to lose his singing voice for good, but after surgery and resting his voice, he recovered. According to Katie Key, editor of the Texas Music Chart, "Comal County Blue" was the fastest growing single in 2008 from an independent label. On April 20, 2010, the band released their second live album, entitled High in the Rockies: A Live Album.  The band released Dark & Dirty Mile on May 14th, 2013. Shooter Jennings (son of country music legend Waylon Jennings) co-produced the album with the band. The title track was a top five single on the Texas Music chart in May 2013. The band is currently based out of Austin, Texas.

High in the Rockies: A Live Album is Jason Boland & The Stragglers' second live album. It was released in April 2010. The recordings come from four live concerts over four days from January 7, 2010 to January 10, 2010. The recordings come from four live concerts over four days 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.