Wednesday morning, Wellington Chamber of Commerce Director Kelly Ford announced that Jason Boland and the Stragglers will be performing during this summer's Kansas Wheat Festival.  
  "They are an American Red Dirt/Texas Country band that will play Saturday night, July 13th @ 9 p.m., live on stage in front of the Memorial Auditorium.   They play at some truly impressive venues and we are lucky to have scored them for our 2019 Kansas Wheat Festival.  Here is a pic, a short bio and a link to a video to get a taste of this amazing band."   "Over the last two decades, Jason Boland and the Stragglers have independently sold more than half a million albums and packed iconic dancehalls, theaters, and other big rooms across the country. Since debuting in 1999 with the Lloyd Maines-produced Pearl Snaps, the band has matured without taming their refreshing irreverence. Led by Jason Boland, the Stragglers is made up of jangly honky-tonk aces including Grant Tracy on bass, drummer and background vocalist Brad Rice, and Nick Worley on fiddle, mandolin, and harmonies.

With their ninth studio record Hard Times are Relative, Boland and the Stragglers stack the smart, road-ready outlaw country longtime fans have come to expect alongside creative risks that flirt with punk and psychedelic sounds. The 10-song collection is a rare blend of instantly gratifying and rewarding of closer listens––a definitively Stragglers accomplishment. Praise for the past but acknowledgement of nostalgia’s limitations is a career-long theme for Boland, and one that this record continues to carry. Hard Times Are Relative was co-produced by the Stragglers, David Percefull, and Adam Odor. All songs were recorded live to tape and without the use of any computers––now a Stragglers’ hallmark."