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Josh Ward w/Randall King

  • Date:2019-10-18
  • Time:08:00
  • Location: Iowa City
  • Venue: First Avenue Club1550 South First Avenue
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Josh Ward with Randall King in concert on Friday, October 18th. Reserved table for 4 with dinner: $110 (plus $15 service fee/tax). Dinner is choice of Beef Brisket, Pulled Pork or Grilled Chicken Breast with potato chips and baked beans. Reserved tables are elevated with good view of the stage. Pit Tickets in front area of the stage $25 (plus $4 service fee/tax) . Pit also includes 1 beverage coupon. General Admission tickets are $15 (plus $3 service fee/tax) Doors for dinner 7:00 and 7:30 for Pit and General Admission. Show starts at 8:00. This is an all ages show.

JOSH WARD:

“All grit and no quit.” These are the deeply rooted words that Josh Ward lives by to an absolute fault.

An anchored mindset that has led this Texas country music rising star from a drifter’s adolescence to the jeopardous game of the rodeo circuit to the punishing toil of the Texas oil fields, and on into the fickle arms of the music business. Some might argue whether it is having nine consecutive #1 hit singles in Texas under his belt that has garnered him staying power, or that he is killing it in the social media world with over 2 million views on YouTube and over 6 million streams globally on Spotify. Maybe it’s his 3 venerated album releases, or maybe because he can not only bat a full house on a 200 plus dates a year touring average, but also rope in crowds on a first time performance in an unfamiliar town. While impressive, all those distinctions can come and go in the world of music. The reason for his staying power turns out to be quite a simple one. And that is because Josh Ward is country music blood to bone, and both Josh Ward and country music are simply not going to go away.

RANDALL KING:

Humble beginnings, a cultivated work ethic and the influences of classic country legends, synchronized together in perfect harmony, make up singer-songwriter from the West Texas Plains, Randall King.

Growing up a fourth generation hay-hauler, many of King’s songs are written and inspired by his deep southern heritage and family roots.

King was raised listening to the rich and soulful, classic country voices of Keith Whitley, George Strait and Alan Jackson, to name a few, which helped create King’s musical style into what many have described as neo-traditional country. “Randall King remains to the heart and soul of country music, but no doubt brings his own unique brand to the genre,” says hit songwriter Mark Nesler (co-writer of “Just To See You Smile” by Tim McGraw, “You Look Good In My Shirt” by Keith Urban).

With a sound rooted in tradition and songwriting that showcases honesty, conviction and authenticity, King connects with fans on all emotional levels. “Randall King has a great voice that sounds classic, yet is fresh and as a songwriter he actually has something to say – be it something that touches your heart or something simple and fun that makes you wanna get out and raise some hell.” said multi-award-winning and critically acclaimed singer-songwriter Anthony Smith (co-writer of “Run” & “Cowboys Like Us” by George Strait).

Unlike the west Texas wind, King is a grounded and talented singer-songwriter who is sure to stay. “There’s a lot of people that want country music to come back around, and there’s a lot of people that will say you have to sell out and play radio hits to make it. I think for me I want to make my stamp as an artist with this record, that I can be me and still make an impact across the country