Singing in the Rain: Tales of a Road Band

Outdoor concerts are a rush! Elevated onstage overlooking the crowd with an expanded outdoor panoramic view is a rush of the senses. And with mother nature as your backdrop, the experience from a bands point of view is unlike no-other. Yet putting on a show outdoors does come with risks. Unlike the controllable environment of indoor gigs, outside, mother nature is in charge. If she decides to rain on your parade there’s not much you can do. You can either give up and quit, or continue — Singing in the rain! Continue reading “Singing in the Rain: Tales of a Road Band”

Boy Wonder: Tales of a Road Band

In order to perform in drinking establishments, my new and under-aged lead guitar player needed and carried legal exemption documents to allow him in taverns and bars. Part of the agreement was also having a legal guarding with him at all times. So his father would always be there whenever he was. In essence, we inherited dad as well as boy wonder. This led to some interesting and even comical situations down the road. But as I was soon to discover, it wasn’t all fun and games! Continue reading “Boy Wonder: Tales of a Road Band”

The Real Outlaw: Tales of a Road Band:

Waylon Jennings, Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Hank Williams Jr, Kris Kristofferson, David Allan Coe, and Merle Haggard are some of the most recognizable of the genre called “Outlaw Country.” This was the music that we played and the image we wanted to project to our audience. And so, when it came time for a new Lead Guitar player — Image would play a big role in our choice. Continue reading “The Real Outlaw: Tales of a Road Band:”

Memories of an Outlaw Band

Perhaps some of the more unique experiences I have to share are the years I spent in the early 80’s as lead singer of my own touring Country Band. — Corky And The County Outlaws!  From seedy darken taverns filled with lost hope to the bright lights of elite Country Clubs. A journey of good times and bad, wild nights and long days of travel. So many memories! And the stories — Oh the stories I could tell… Continue reading “Memories of an Outlaw Band”