Alan Jackson: Outlaw’s Artist of the Month for August

Throughout a career that has spanned decades, Alan Jackson has remained consistent and an integral force in Country Music.  Beyond his music, moments such as the 1999 CMA Awards where he stopped midway through his song, “Pop A Top” and burst into “Choices” by George Jones, revealed his strong character. (Jones had been nominated for…

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BILLY JOE SHAVER: The Warehouse At Mt. Victor, KY

July 19. 2012. At 6:30 p.m., everything was running smoothly. Billy Joe Shaver and his band had sound checked with “Georgia On A Fast Train” and “Live Forever.”  The equipment was working perfectly. The sound was tremendous, a tight blend of rock and country. Bowling Green’s own Songfarmers had opened the show with a fine…

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The Carolina Chocolate Drops at The Handlebar in SC

The Carolina Chocolate Drops performed at The Handlebar in Greenville, SC on July 13, 2012. Photojournalist April Britt-Kelly was there to capture them live. Band Members:  Dom Flemons, Rhiannon Giddens, Hubby Jenkins and Leyla McCalla   The Carolina Chocolate Drops have a new album, Leaving Eden  out on Nonesuch Records. They won the 2011 Grammy for Best Traditional Folk Album with Genuine…

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Linda McRae Album Review: Rough Edges & Ragged Hearts

Canadian star, (from the platinum selling group Spirit of the West) and now-Nashvillian, Linda McRae has added another stellar album to her discography, Rough Edges and Ragged Hearts.  McRae traveled back up north to her home state to record this project, and it has already hit the Canadian charts. This is her fifth solo release…

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David Patrick Dunn: The Voice of Outlaw

David Patrick Dunn. The Texas singer, songwriter, musician, club owner, hippie, beer connoisseur, actor, music philanthropist and alter ego of Buster Gutbucket, is the new Voice of Outlaw’s Audio Specials. He will be hosting all forthcoming Specials. He truly embodies the spirit of what we’re all about here at Outlaw Magazine. Dunn was born and…

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Gordon Lightfoot Album Review: All Live

There is nothing like the crackling energy of a live performance on an album, if it’s done right. It can take you there, in the moment, soaking in the music as it’s delivered in raw fashion.  Gordon Lightfoot’s new live album, All Live, does just that. It hasn’t been tampered with in the least. Selected performances…

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Kevin Deal Album Review: There Goes The Neighborhood

 Kevin Deal *There Goes the Neighborhood* Blind Nello Records * Even the best of Texas treasures, working man’s blues and sure-enough rock ‘n roll need a little bit of faith now and then.  Faith’s a tricky, multi-headed monster by definition, of course.  And like most complicated affairs, it’s one best served straight-up.  No shaking, none of…

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