In 2006, nobody outside of Lubbock knew much about the Josh Abbott Band. The band had just gotten together earlier that year, a group of fraternity brothers and friends, and didn't record much material until 2007. But if you lived in town and went to Texas Tech University, you could find them damn near nightly at The Blue Light, a thoroughly college bar that plenty of other Texas artists have paid their dues in. But even then, rough as they were, you knew Josh Abbott Band would eventually be something special, at least in Texas.
Courtesy the artist Josh Abbott Band tops off the Dallas Observer's St. Patrick's Day concert this Saturday