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Josh Thompson brings new country fare to the Falls

If you and your friends decide to play a Buzzword Bingo-style drinking game with the lyrics of country crooner Josh Thompson, here’s a tip: Make sure you’re not planning to drive home.

One swilling round through the Wisconsin native’s 2010 hit “Way Out Here”—packed with mandatory genre references to guns, John Deere and dogs, all while sounding like the backing track to a pick-up truck commercial—would elicit enough drinks to tilt the most seasoned boozer into submission. But for those who regularly and responsibly sop up this new country sound like biscuits to gravy, Thompson’s appearance at 8 p.m. Jan. 28 in the Seneca Niagara Casino Bear’s Den (310 4th St., Niagara Falls) should be music to your ears.

The Dairy State-turned-Nashville product first gained recognition for his songwriting, penning tunes for such industry cowboys as Jason Aldean. Eventually, his own recording and performing proficiencies pushed to the forefront, earning his growing fan base with beer-related tracks like “Beer on the Table” and “Cold Beer with Your Name On It.” Now touring with long-shelved material that became “Change: The Lost Record, Volume One” and “Volume Two” over the past two years, the singer/songwriter will deliver this work—including another suds-referencing track, “Daddy Had a Beer”—when he pulls into the Falls this weekend.

Tickets start at $25 and can be purchased via ticketmaster.com.

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