Fri Aug 3 2018

7:30 PM (Doors 6:00 PM)

Highline Ballroom

431 W. 16th Street New York, NY 10011

All Ages

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The Outlaws, Billy Crain Band

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  • The Outlaws

    The Outlaws

    Country

    For The Outlaws, it was always about the music. For 40 years, the Southern Rock legends celebrated triumphs, endured tragedies and survived legal nightmares to remain one of the most influential and best-loved bands of the genre. Now The Outlaws return with new music, new focus and an uncompromising new mission: It’s about a band of brothers bound together by history, harmony and the road. It’s about a group that respects its own legacy while refusing to be defined by its past. But most of all, it’s about pride. 

    It’s About Pride is the new album from The Outlaws, a record 4 years in the making and perhaps 20 or more in the waiting. And for original Outlaws singer/songwriter/guitarist Henry Paul, it’s a hard-fought revival whose success can be measured in old fans and new music. “Because The Outlaws have been out of the public eye for so long, it’s almost like starting over,” he explains. “But because of the band’s history, we’re seeing this as a new chapter. We’ve written and recorded this album on our own terms, and we’re out to make a significant impression. What our fans loved then they still love now, because we are just as good or even better than we were. Most of all, they recognize the heart of what it is we still do.” For co-founding drummer/songwriter Monte Yoho, the journey is both bittersweet and jubilant. “I still think about the friends we made when we first came into this industry, how we struggled to define this thing that became known as ‘Southern Rock’,” Yoho says. “This new album embodies all the things we shared musically and personally, as well as the relationships we have with our fans to this day. It’s about where we’ve been, where we’re going, and why we still love to do this.”

    On that stage, the band burns hotter than ever: “The Outlaws helped define Southern Rock for me and for generations of fans,” wrote music journalist Bill Robinson in June 2012 in The Huffington Post. “Seeing them onstage with The Charlie Daniels Band, Marshall Tucker Band, Allman Brothers, Lynyrd Skynyrd or countless others was, for a long time, one of the best experiences I could have. And so it was again when I saw The Outlaws play recently.” The Outlaws’ live shows – more than 150 per year – are blazing 2+ hour tributes to the band’s rich history and fiery rebirth. Classic tracks and fan favorites from the first three albums – as well as The Henry Paul Band’s definitive “Grey Ghost” – share the spotlight with songs from the new disc that are already being embraced by audiences. “I think the new songs go back to those first three classic albums, when the band was proud of its influences from country, blues and jazz,” says Billy Crain. “Plus, Chris Anderson and I have honored and maybe even stepped up the legacy of the ‘guitar army’. Fans are coming away from shows feeling a part of the Outlaws experience.”

    For The Outlaws, it’s still about the music. And now more than ever, it’s about pride. 

  • Billy Crain Band

    Billy Crain Band

    Music

    I've played in front of 1,100,000 people in Washington, D.C. on the fourth of July and performed for no one in a club called the Losers on Christmas Eve. I was taught guitar by the best, my brother, Tommy Crain. I got to see Duane Allman, Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, Albert King, and Jimmy Page perform when I was a teenager. I've shared the stage with the Rolling Stones, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Van Halen, ZZ Top, The Cars, The Marshall Tucker Band, The Allman Brothers Band, The Charlie Daniels Band, and all the heroes of old. I've played a show using Duane Allman's Les Paul, recorded a record using Steve Gaines Stratocaster, and am the proud owner of my brother's beloved Gold Top Les Paul. I've stayed up all night flipping quarters with Gregg Allman, jammed with Dicky Betts on "In Memory of Elizabeth Reed" in the wee hours of the night in a hotel room in Philadelphia, and almost had the bottom half of my left ear bitten off by Allen Collins. Oh yeah, I drank whiskey with Jimmy Page too. 

    I've shared the stage with a Blues Brother named Dan Ackroyd, traveled in Econoline Vans, Silver Eagles, and puddle jumper planes and toured the world many times over. I’ve had Gretchen Wilson over to the house to sing demos for me, and Keith Urban spent his first ever Thanksgiving with me and my family. I’ve recorded with little known acts at the time like Shania Twain and the Dixie Chicks. I've received royalty checks for as little as 15 cents and as big as $80,000. I've been an Outlaw, a Bellamy Brother, a Music Row songwriter and producer and session guitar player, won songwriter awards, received multi-platinum sales awards and ended up shoveling horse manure to pay my child support. I have been saved by the Grace of God, been a foster parent, a humanitarian to Haiti, and buried my brother, my parents, been sued, helped my wife survive cancer, adopted 2 children and had to retire indefinitely from the road,, all in a 2 year period. I still love to play guitar, write songs, and make records, I love Jesus and my wife and 4 children and that's about all you need to know about me.......

The Outlaws, Billy Crain Band

Fri Aug 3 2018 7:30 PM

(Doors 6:00 PM)

Highline Ballroom New York NY
The Outlaws, Billy Crain Band
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