An acoustic evening with Jack Ingram and Radney Foster
Two of Texas’s most gifted singer/songwriters, Jack Ingram and Radney Foster, are teaming up for an evening trading songs and stories. The two have long been friends and collaborators, but this is the first time they’ve put their bands aside and headed out on the road together, side by side. Expect them to play hits, classics and a few new ones.
When Jack Ingram won the 2008 Academy of Country Music award for “Best New Male Vocalist,” thousands of people in the audience had to be smiling to themselves about that whole “new” thing. They knew the thirty-something, steel-eyed veteran accepting that trophy on that stage in Vegas had been rocking roadhouses, theaters and stadiums relentlessly since 1997, that he’d been celebrated by critics and fans of hard-core country music for more than a decade, and that as a Texas-born songwriter and performer, he’d been on the short list of next generation artists who could fill the boots of Lone Star legends like Willie and Waylon and the boys.
Radney Foster first gained attention as half of the duo Foster & Lloyd (who, with “Crazy Over You” became the first duo in history to top the Country charts with their debut single), and established himself as a solo artist in the early '90s with three critically acclaimed solo albums.
Known as a songwriter’s songwriter, his songs have been covered by everyone from Keith Urban and Sarah Evans to Guy Clark and Hootie and the Blowfish. His own hits like “Nobody Wins,” and “Texas In 1880” and “Just Call Me Lonesome,” continue to be played on radio and by bands around the world.
His latest release, Del Rio, TX Revisted: Unplugged and Lonesome, is an acoustic reimaging of his classic debut, Del Rio, Texas, 1959.