In some circles, the night before Thanksgiving is one of the biggest party events of the year, as old friends reunite in their hometowns. It seems fitting, then, that one of Texas’ hottest bands, known to attract some rowdy crowds, returns home to throw its own Black Wednesday party at ACL Live at the Moody Theater. “It will be our first time playing at the Moody,” says band namesake Randy Rogers. “We will bring our A game.”
Randy Rogers Band has had a busy year, releasing its sixth studio album, Trouble, in April. Aptly named for the band’s seeming inability to avoid getting into just that, the album, made it to the number 3 spot on the US Billboard Country Albums Chart.
“It's always fun to play in Austin. Sometimes it gets out of hand, though.” — Randy Rogers
Since its spring release, the band members have been on the road, supporting the likes of George Strait and Miranda Lambert, in addition to carrying their own headlining gigs. Getting the opportunity to open for Strait at the Houston Rodeo, says Rogers, "was not only a highlight of 2013, but of my career.”
As a follow up to Trouble, the Texas fivepiece just finished recording a live album and DVD at Floore’s Country Store. Homemade Tamales is expected to be released in the late spring or early summer. Randy Rogers Band will also head back into the studio in 2014.
Rogers is excited to be back in Austin for Thanksgiving and looking forward to playing the Moody Theater for the first time. “It's always fun to play in Austin," he says. "We're proud to have all of our friends and family in attendance. Sometimes it gets out of hand, though.”
If you're looking to get into some "trouble" of your own, you can catch Randy Rogers Band with William Clark Green Wednesday, November 27. Tickets prices for the Austin show start at $25. For tickets and more information, see the ACL Live website.