The Josh Abbott Band is recording a new album in Austin and word has it that the new project will probably be released later this year.

The new album is the follow-up to the 2015 release 'Front Row Seat,' which had a theme woven through it about the break-up of Abbott's marriage. The album was a concept album that Josh decided to create, divided into five acts, representing the stages of a relationship from courtship to after the breakup.

The group was on tour with the Randy Rogers Band when Abbott's father had a stroke in February causing him to leave the tour and soon after Josh's dad passed.

The Josh Abbott Band is doing some heavy duty touring starting up again on March 22nd. Check out the upcoming schedule:

MAR 22...GOLDFIELD TRADING POST SACRAMENTO, CA.
MAR 23...BUCK OWEN'S CRYSTAL PALACE BAKERSFIELD, CA.
MAR 24...HOUSE OF BLUES SAN DIEGO, CA.
MAR 26...THE PARISH AT HOUSE OF BLUES ANAHEIM, CA.
MAR 30...FREMONT THEATER SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA.
MAR 31...DENIM & DIAMONDS MESA, AZ.
APR 1.....COASTAL COUNTRY JAM ORANGE COUNTY, CA.
APR 6.....THE BLUE NOTE COLUMBIA, MO.
APR 7.....THE FOX PAVILLION HAYS, KS.
APR 8.....BOURBON THEATRE LINCOLN, NE.
Then Josh will make his way back for some Texas dates as he gears up to perform at The Larry Joe Taylor Music Fest.                                                                                 APR 28....LARRY JOE TAYLOR FEST STEPHENVILLE, TX.

As you can see, between recording new music, and touring, the Josh Abbott Band is staying pretty busy!