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In the mid70’s Waylon Jennings and his band The Waylors were a pivotal force that knocked Nashville and Country Music back on its boot heels. The press quickly dubbed the movement Outlaw Music. It was Waylon and a few other rebels who stood up for their right to create their music on their own terms. They abandoned the Nashville formula, the demands of the labels and assigned producers.
Forty years later, members of the same Waylors band are back on the road as Waymore’s Outlaws, re-creating the classic sound they introduced back when. Their new tour is called “Runnin’ with Ol’ Waylon”- Music and Memories of Waylon Jennings, and it combines all the hit music with memories of their lives in studios and on tours with the Legend
A few years after the passing of Waylon in 2002, three of his band members formed Waymore’s Outlaws to honor his legacy and keep his music alive. Since then, they have recorded three albums and played to rousing receptions in honkytonks and music halls across America and in Canada and Europe. In January 2014, the band signed on for four years of opening shows and backing Waylon and Jessi’s son, Shooter Jennings.
Waymore’s Outlaws today is a reunion of five Waylors: Richie Albright on drums, Jerry Bridges on bass, Fred Newell on pedal steel, Barny and Carter Robertson, keyboards and vocals. Covering Waylon’s vocals and guitar is Tommy Townsend who, early in his career, was mentored by Waylon.
The original Waylors in this band were all part of the Outlaw break with the Nashville system. They performed in studio on hits “Are You Ready for the Country,” “Luckenbach, Texas,” “Are You Sure Hank Done It This Way,” “Theme from Dukes of Hazzard (Good Ol’ Boys),” “Ain’t Living Long Like This,” “Bob Wills Is Still the King,” and many more of Waylon’s gold and platinum classics.
Source: Official Website
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