It was just last fall that Hughie Thomasson, founder of the legendary Southern rock band the Outlaws, suddenly passed away. He suffered a heart attack at a way too young 55 years old. The Outlaws formed in the late ’60′s and their “triple guitar assault” resulted in them becoming the first rock band signed by Clive Davis at his then label, Arista Records.
I’m so glad the band decided to continue touring – I remember emceeing a show with them for a small suburban Chicago station I worked at back in the early ’90′s, 103.9 WABT “The Wabbit”, at a huge field in St. Charles and they blew me away (I imagine that huge field is now a shopping center). You’ll surely understand the “triple guitar assault” term if you go see them this Saturday night (July 12) at Washington Park during the Itasca Festival.
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