Waymore?s Outlaws - Runnin? with Ol? Waylon at City Winery
City Winery Nashville
609 Lafayette St, Nashville, TN, 37203
Music and Memories of WAYLON JENNINGS by members of his recording and touring band
In the mid-70's Waylon Jennings and The Waylors were a pivotal force that knocked Nashville and country music back on their heels with their own way of doing things, standing up for their rights to create their own music, a movement they called Outlaw music.
A few years after the passing of Waylon in 2002, his Waylors' band members, Richie Albright, Jerry Bridges, and Fred Newell, formed Waymore's Outlaws to honor Waylon and to keep his music alive. A year later they invited Tommy Townsend to join their Outlaw band on lead guitar and vocals.
In the years that followed they recorded three albums, toured the nation, Canada, and Europe with their outlaw spirit playing Waylon's songs and one of theirs now and then. In January 2014 they began a four year touring engagement with Waylon and Jessi's son, Shooter Jennings, opening his shows and backing him on stage.
In January of this year, Barny and Carter Robertson, who became Waylors in 1975, joined Waymore?s Outlaws.
Collectively, The Waylors', Albright, Bridges, both Robertson?s and Newell, played on the recordings of Waylon's mega hits such as I Ain't Living Long Like This, Theme Song from the Dukes of Hazzard (Good Ol' Boys), Luckenbach Tx (Back To The Basics Of Love) and Rainy Day Woman, as well as countless other gold and platinum hits.
Waymore's Outlaws are continuing today what Waylon began in the '70s, doing things their own way. Beginning in June, they will be venturing back out on the road to once again bring the ?Music and Memories of Waylon Jennings? to audiences across the globe, performing a new show called Runnin? With Ol? Waylon.
Waymore's Outlaws is not a tribute band nor a cover band. On stage they perform Waylon's.
Waymore's Outlaws Band Members:
Richie Albright - Waylon's original drummer, longtime friend and right-hand man joined Waylon and The Waylors in 1964. Richie not only toured and recorded with Waylon but he produced or co-produced many of Waylon's records that are still being played on radio today. The list of other artists that Richie has played and recorded with, and/or produced their records, is a long one: Jessi Colter, Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash, Hank Williams Jr, Johnny Rodriguez, Tony Joe White, Goose Creek Symphony, Billy Joe Shaver, and so many more. Richie was recently inducted into the Greater AZ Country & Western Swing Hall of Fame for a professional career that spans over 50 years with more than 40 albums.
Jerry ?Jigger? Bridges- ?From Muscle Shoals to Music Row.? Jigger is a native Alabamian and a Alabama Music Hall of Fame Award winning musician. In the early 70?s he joined the legendary ?Fame Gang? and played bass on hits by ?The Osmonds,? Mac Davis, Paul Anka and Tom Jones. In 1978 he moved to Nashville. After contributing bass work on the ?Dukes of Hazard? Soundtrack and ?The Greatest Hits? album, Waylon asked him to join ?The Waylors? on the road. Jigger spent more than two decades with Waylon as session musician, record producer and co-writer. With more than 20 gold and platinum certificates to his credits, he still remains active as a session musician and producer.
Carter Robertson has worked as an artist, writer, and background singer in the music industry for most of her life. She traveled and recorded as the only female member of Waylon Jennings' band for many years--first in the ?The Waylors? all through Country Music?s Outlaw era, and then again with ?Waymore's Blues Band? the last 3 years before Waylon passed. Carter has recorded over 17 albums with Waylon and his wife Jessi Colter. Her voice is the one people hear singing backgrounds on songs such as "Ain't Livin? Long," "Luckenbach Texas" "Are You Ready for the Country," "Come with Me" etc. Recording credits include Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson, James Taylor, and many others. In 2012 Carter's critically acclaimed memoir "Playin' on the Tracks" was released, as well as a film and album based on her show "Playin' on the Tracks?LIVE!"
Barny Robertson As the keyboard player in Waylon Jennings and Jessi Colter?s band ?The Waylors? from 1975-81, Barny brought a much-imitated style to the stage as well as many albums. His keyboard work is heard on Waylon?s Are You Ready for the Country, Luckenbach Texas, Dukes of Hazzard, and many more, including one of his own songs, Ivory Tower. Barny has produced and arranged over 70 albums for children, including Waylon?s critically acclaimed ?Cowboys, Sisters, Rascals and Dirt.? In 1992 he was awarded a Grammy for children's album of the year. He has also been nominated for five Dove awards for various projects. Barny was a member of Waymore?s Blues Band from 1998-2001. His daughters are the band Carter?s Chord, for whom he co-produced two albums with Toby Keith. Since 2012 he has been producer and musical director for Carter Robertson?s ?Playin? on the Tracks-LIVE.?
Fred Newell is a bona fide veteran of the Nashville, Memphis and Muscle Shoals studio scenes having recorded with everyone from Waylon, to Alabama to Ray Charles. Upon moving to Nashville in 1972 he quickly became part of the ?Outlaw Music? recording scene based at Hillbilly Central, and also played in Tompall Glaser?s band on the original Outlaw Tour with Waylon, Willie, Jessi and Tompall. In addition, Fred was the staff lead guitarist on numerous TV shows including "Nashville Now"-for which he received five ACM Awards. He was the first country guitarist to ever receive an endorsement from Marshall Amplifiers. In 1993, Fred began playing steel guitar, which led to being hired by Waylon to play steel on his TV series ?Waylon and Friends? and a series of concert dates. Having worked in the studio with Waylon, Fred joined The Waylors touring on pedal steel after the legendary Ralph Mooney had retired from the road.
Tommy Townsend, on lead guitar and vocals, is a native of Blairsville, GA. Waylon was a pivotal force in Townsend's life as Tommy had the distinction of being mentored by Waylon in his youth. The two collaborated several times over the years, with Waylon playing guitar and singing harmony on some tracks, and co-producing an album on Tommy with Jerry Bridges. Waylon and his band took Tommy under their wings recording in the studio, and occasionally, out for appearances on the road. Now Shooter Jennings has produced a solo project with Townsend on BCR Media that will be released later in 2018. Tommy also owns his own distillery in Blairsville, Georgia called Grandaddy Mimm?s Distillery, where he distills his grandfather?s (Jack McClure 85 year old Craft Moonshine recipes.