On September 23, 2014, the Josh Abbott Band released their first EP with new new label Atlantic Records.
The new five-track EP entitled “Tuesday Night” may be the first on JAB’s new major lable, the group has been a successful band since their first release “Scapegoat” in 2006 and is famous for their distinctive “red dirt” songwriting style that exemplifies bringing country back to it’s bluegrass roots.
Lead singer and songwriter Josh Abbott is known for his songs about the Southern charm of a Texas romance, and “Tuesday Night” is no exception.
The album features five original songs that paint the picture of innocent love and good times to the tune of a banjo-inspired spirit, all of which can only add up to a catchy JAB album. The EP’s first track “Blush” boasts Abbott’s signature songwriting style not only in the name of the song (JAB seems to have a thing for one worded feelings as song titles; see “taste” and “touch”) but also in the admiring lyrics to an upbeat tune heard in between spontaneously perfected fiddle riffs.
The middle track “She Don’t Break” then gives a complete turn from the traditional love song, as more of an upbeat anthem about the appreciation of a girl who “got back up, she’d had enough/swore she’d never fall again.”
The title track, “Tuesday Night,” is a bright, animated tune that plays as a feel-good reminder to enjoy the little moments in life, even if “Sometimes it’s just beer and tacos on a Tuesday night.” Abbott sings his lyrics along to the defining fiddle and banjo that are the characters that make JAB what it is today, and another Josh Abbott Band album is ready to peak the charts.