Jason Boland and The Stragglers • alt.country

Wednesday Aug 14, 2019

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4100 San Mateo Blvd NE
Albuquerque, NM 87110
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Over the last two decades, Jason Boland and the Stragglers have independently sold

more than half a million albums and packed iconic dancehalls, theaters, and other big

rooms across the country. Since debuting in 1999 with the Lloyd Maines-produced Pearl

Snaps, the band has matured without taming their refreshing irreverence. Led by Jason

Boland, the Stragglers is made up of jangly honky-tonk aces including Grant Tracy on

bass, drummer and background vocalist Brad Rice, and Nick Worley on fiddle,

mandolin, and harmonies.

With their ninth studio record Hard Times are Relative, Boland and the Stragglers stack

the smart, road-ready outlaw country longtime fans have come to expect alongside

creative risks that flirt with punk and psychedelic sounds. The 10-song collection is a

rare blend of instantly gratifying and rewarding of closer listens––a definitively

Stragglers accomplishment. Praise for the past but acknowledgement of nostalgia’s

limitations is a career-long theme for Boland, and one that this record continues to

carry. Hard Times Are Relative was co-produced by the Stragglers, David Percefull, and

Adam Odor.