As he confidently, strode out into the crowd during “Big Night in the City”, Josh Weathers had a knowing smirk and a poised gleam in his eye. Strolling down the middle row of flimsy tables Billy Bob’s offers as glorified beer coasters, Weathers was in the midst of the show of his life. It was all a boy from Tarrant County could have ever dreamed of. A sold-out show at the “world’s largest honky-tonk.” People were jammed from one end to the other of the place and singing along to all his songs. No small feat for a musician and band without any radio play or hits.
It took Weathers a decade to get to this point. Thousands of gigs in dingy dive bars from Amarillo to Austin and everywhere in between. Ten years of grinding it out had enabled him to become one of the most dynamic live performers Texas Music has ever seen. His vocal chops are second to none and his stage repertoire that mixes country deftly with soul, r&b and rock is a unique slice of music that comes off quintessentially Texan.
A headlining spot on the LJT Festival mainstage, back to back appearances at Greenfest and a 2013 viral video ride off this clip, gave Weathers a taste of what he’d been working for all those years. And, when he finally got to taste it, he realized maybe that large scale success wasn’t all it was cracked up to be. Business was getting … Keep Reading