THE OUTLAWS

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"The fog rolls in the morning, I can hardly find my way, home to where the heart is,
words can't begin to say, enough about the gentle way you always take me in,
a long and narrow one way road's got to take me home again."


The Outlaws were a local rock group in Tampa, Florida, in 1972. There were a number of groups and solo artists we admired, from Moby Grape and Buffalo Springfield to Eric Clapton and the Allman Brothers. One thing that separated us from the majority of other bands was that we wrote many of our own songs and played them right alongside songs made popular by big groups of the time. Little did we know our efforts to be original and energetic performing style would allow us to participate in a musical phenomenon that came to be known as "Southern Rock."

By 1974, our reptation as a formidable live act was enhanced by the testimony of emerging stars like Ronnie Van Zant of Lynyrd Skynyrd. When Clive Davis, president of the newly-formed Arista Records, flew to Columbus, Georga, to see us play, he saw our potential and signed us to our first recording contract. The celebration that followed lasted years. There was a unique sence of musical and cultural pride that ran through the ranks of Lynyrd Skynyrd, The Marshall Tucker Band, The Charlie Daniels Band, and of course, The Allman Brothers. The Outlaws shared that bond and the music that came from all these groups was legendary.

Green Grass and High Tides Forever,
Henry Paul

 

The original Outlaws four piece band cir. 1972
LtoR: Hughie Thomasson, Henry Paul, Frank O'Keefe, Monte Yoho

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