215 North Lumpkin Street
Athens, GA 30606
8:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Josh Abbott Band
Support: Brent Cobb Weeks before its release on iTunes, Josh Abbott Band’s “Touch” was already well on its way toward being one of the most talked-about songs in Texas music. In the wake of the breakout success of “Oh, Tonight” and the title track from 2010’s regional smash “She’s Like Texas,” created a stir that reached all the way to music executives in Nashville and NYC. That set up any track that the singer-songwriter picked to be the lead single from his band’s much-anticipated third album nicely. But from the very first time it was played in concert or over the airwaves, it was clear that “Touch” had a lot more going for it than just good timing. From the erotic tension and release of its slow-burning verses and soaring chorus to the dramatic crescendo of fiddle and guitars at the outro, it’s a song that captures every ounce of the passion, talent, and vision that’s propelled the Josh Abbott Band to the forefront of the Texas music scene in record time.