Waymore's Outlaws (Waylon Jennings' Original Band)

Waymore's Outlaws (Waylon Jennings' Original Band)

Mike and The Moonpies

Fri, June 16, 2017

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

$17.50 - $22.00

This event is 18 and over

Indoors - Limited Seating. All Minors Will Be Charged an Additional $5 At the Door. General Admission. 17 & Under Admitted with Parent or Guardian Only. $17.50 advance tickets/$22 day of show.

Waymore's Outlaws (Waylon Jennings' Original Band)
Waymore's Outlaws (Waylon Jennings' Original Band)
Waymore's Outlaws consists of former members of Waylon Jennings recording and touring band, The Waylors, featuring Richie Albright, Waylon's original drummer, bassman Jerry "Jigger" Bridges, and steel guitarist Fred Newell. Add lead guitarist and singer Tommy Townsend to their mix and you have a chance to put Outlaw country music back on the right track keeping the spirit of Waylon and his music alive today.

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 for decades, but produced or co-produced many of Waylon's records that are still being played on radio today. In the world of country music, Richie has made history as a drummer, songwriter, and producer. The list of artists he has played and/or recorded with is long, to name a few would include- Jessi Colter, Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash, Hank Williams Jr, Tony Joe White, and Goose Creek Symphony. Richie continues to produce and perform after a long career which spans fifty years, and over forty albums.

Jerry "Jigger" Bridges, who spent a little over two decades out on the road with Waylon, plays bass and tour manages Waymore's Outlaws. A native of Red Bay, Alabama, Jigger was strongly influenced by the R&B emerging from nearby Muscle Shoals. Following a four-year stint as a staff musician at FAME Recording Studio, he moved to Nashville and began working with Waylon on the "Dukes of Hazzard" soundtrack. After his contributing bass work on Waylon's Greatest Hits album, Richie and Waylon asked Jigger to join The Waylors on the road.

Fred Newell is a bona fide veteran of the Nashville studio scene who has recorded with everyone from Ray Charles to George Strait. In addition to being the staff lead guitarist on numerous TV shows including Nashville Now, he is respected worldwide for his ability to generate feeling and sounds out of his instruments that many struggle to emulate without success. The first country guitarist to ever receive an endorsement from Marshall Amplifiers, Newell is a guitar legend in many circles. He is unique in that he is considered not only a legendary guitarist, but also one of the top steel players of all time. Fred, having recorded many albums with Waylon, joined Waylon's touring band on pedal steel during the 90's after the late and legendary Ralph Mooney had retired from the road.

Tommy Townsend, their lead guitarist and singer, 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. As a songwriter, Tommy co-wrote three of the songs on Waymore's Outlaws CD, "Same Ol' Outlaws".
Mike and The Moonpies
Mike and The Moonpies
Mike and the Moonpies solidified themselves over the past several years as Austin, Texas’ premier honky tonk band. Maintaining weekly residencies at iconic venues like Broken Spoke, White Horse and Hole in the Wall, all while touring Texas every weekend, has made the band tighter than they’ve ever been. The growing regional popularity of their 2012 release “The Hard Way,” and this nonstop touring schedule has allowed them to take the entire Texas music scene by storm. The Moonpies have delivered some of their most memorable performances recently in venues like Gruene Hall, Luckenbach, and Billy Bob’s Texas. They have gained a cult like following in Oklahoma, Arkansas, Tennessee and throughout the Midwest. Currently touring the U.S. and releasing their third studio effort, Mockingbird, the Moonpies are set to become a household name in honkytonk and outlaw music.

“Mockingbird” is the 3rd studio album for Mike and the Moonpies. Produced by frontman Mike Harmeier and longtime friend and musician Michael Kingcaid (What Made Milwaukee Famous), the album features 10 brand new original songs all written by Harmeier and performed by the Moonpies. Several guest performers that appeared on 2012’s “The Hard Way” returned for this one, including Warren Hood (Lyle Lovett), Jenn Miori Hodges (Carper Family), and Pete Weiss (Leo Rondeau). Recorded at the legendary Cedar Creek Studio in Austin by John Silva (the Trishas) and mixed at Good Danny’s in Austin by Max Lorenzen, “Mockingbird” is the band’s best sounding album to date. This collection of songs find Harmeier in a very nostalgic state of mind both lyrically and musically. On the title track, reminiscent of Steve Earle’s “Guitar Town,” Harmeier sings about the influence of his father and grandfather on him today. The debut single “Smoke Em If You Got Em” kicks off with an Allman Brothers style guitar riff and speaks about the evolution of Harmeier and his band in the music industry. Lookout for several surprises on this album, which is far and away the band’s most eclectic to date. “Mockingbird” is sure to make a huge impact on the Texas Country scene and place the Moonpies in a position to break into the Americana genre, where a large majority of traditional country and roots music currently reside.
Venue Information:
John T. Floore Country Store
14492 Old Bandera Rd.
Helotes, TX, 78023