The JAB on stage at Horseshoe Arena

This country crooning band is a touring machine with a loud and supportive fan base.
The Josh Abbott Band will bring their tour to Midland at 8 p.m. Sunday at the Horseshoe Arena.
The group website at, details the members’ love for their loyal fans.
“We believe our fan-base is one of the most loyal and supportive in the business and we also recognize that they have needs and ways that we can better serve them. Through interacting with our fans we have found areas we would like to offer awareness, fundraise and a helping hand when the occasion calls for it,” Abbott said on the website.
The group supports a number of charities through fundraising during the tour.
In 2017 as JAB moved into the final stages of work on “Until My Voice Goes Out,” lead singer Josh Abbott’s personal life took several turns.
Abbott’s father suffered a stroke while the album was being recorded, and he began to split his time between the studio and the hospital bedside, finishing all the lead vocals shortly before his dad died and then two months later, Abbott welcomed his first child into the world.
The start of JAB was in Lubbock where the group remains a local favorite. Abbott and Austin Davis, frat brothers at Texas Tech University, performed at a couple of open-mic nights at the Blue Light Live in Lubbock. Those dates gave the two budding musicians “the bug,” and they grew their duo into a full-fledged band. Villanueva and fiddler Preston Wait were the first of the current lineup to join, followed by bass player James Hertless and guitarist Caleb Keeter in 2010, and keyboard player David Fralin in 2015.
“Catching Fire” is the latest release for the group and will launch on June 28. The single “Little More You” is already out. Hear that single or purchase it at