July 31, 2012* Note: This event has already passed.
On TUESDAY, JULY 31st, The Outlaws are coming to town for a special performance of smoking Southern Rock!
Show time is 8 p.m. Tickets are priced at $30 and may be ordered online soon or by calling 1-855-708-9699 or by going to the Cape May Convention Center.
Southern rock legends The Outlaws will rock audience with their hits: “(Ghost) Riders in the Sky,” “There Goes Another Love Song” and “Green Grass and High Tides.”
The Outlaws were born to the blue-collar port city of Tampa, Florida in the early 1970’s. The band was made up of Hughie Thomasson, Henry Paul, Monte Yoho, and Frank O’Keefe. At Hughie’s urging, Billy Jones moved back to Tampa from Boulder, Colorado in1972 to complete the original five-piece lineup. Joining the likes of Tom Petty and other regional acts at the time, The Outlaws quickly became a favorite of the Tampa college crowd. With the help of newly recruited manager Charlie Brusco, the band set its sights on taking the show on the road. Earning a reputation as a great live band, they lit up the clubs from Macon to Nashville and honky-tonks throughout the southeast. Following in the footsteps of such great bands as The Allman Brothers and The Eagles, The Outlaws developed their own high-powered, guitar-driven country-rock, complete with exciting self-penned music and stellar three-part harmony.
At Ronnie Van Zant’s urging, Lynyrd Skynyrd manager Alan Walden became management partners with Charlie Brusco, and the two men brought label executives to the up-and-coming band’s doorstep. Clive Davis signed the band to his newly formed Arista label in the spring of 1975. The Outlaws’ debut album rode the momentum of AOR classic “Green Grass and High Tides” to #13 on Billboard’s Hot 100. With substantial success in the live concert arena and on the strength of repeated chart-topping records, The Outlaws established themselves as premiere players in the phenomenon that came to be known as Southern Rock. After decades of triumph, The Outlaws have endured repeated tragedy in the loss of original members Frank O’Keefe, Billy Jones, and most recently signature singer/songwriter/guitarist Hughie Thomasson.
Today, The Outlaws are at the threshold of a new era. Along with original singer/songwriter/guitarist Henry Paul and original drummer/songwriter Monte Yoho, the Outlaws feature Chris Anderson, Billy Crain, Randy Threet, and Dave Robbins.
Chris Anderson, lead guitarist and longtime Outlaws bandmate, brings his considerable talent as a player, singer, and songwriter to the band. His solo records for Sony in the early 90s and his collaboration with Dickey Betts, Dan Toler, Warren Haynes and The Outlaws over the years have helped establish him as one of Southern Rock’s most notable players.
Billy Crain has become a household name in the southern rock family of exceptional lead guitar players. He has enjoyed significant success as a songwriter with his songs cut by such artists as the Dixie Chicks, Poco and Martina McBride. Bassist/Singer/Songwriter Randy Threet became a member of the Outlaws in 2005 through his previous work with Henry in the Country group BlackHawk.
Through sheer determination and commitment to the legacy of this great band, the most recent line-up of The Outlaws sets its sights on its musical future, while remaining true to the unique character of The Outlaws past.
This program is made possible in part by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts and by funds from the National Endowment for the Arts.
Tickets for all performances are $30. *Show time is 8:00 pm.
Please call (609) 884-9565 for more information.
*Ticket price does not include applicable service fees.
This program is made possible in part by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment of the Arts, and funds from the National Endowment of the Arts.