Jason Boland & the Stragglers
with Candy Coburn
Known alternately as the vanguard of the Red Dirt scene and/or the second coming of Waylon Jennings, Jason Boland and the Stragglers walk the line between vintage country and new country—in short, old-fashioned songs that aren't reruns. On his recent album "Comal County Blue," Boland sings about politics, vices, divorces and other topics of interest to icons like Robert Earl Keen and Merle Haggard. He also reflects on four years of sobriety after coming dangerously close to drinking himself into an early grave.