WEBSTER – Rock and roll band The Outlaws brought their brand of southern rock to the Indian Ranch in Webster, MA for a Sunday afternoon show.
The Outlaws have been around since 1964 in some way shape or form with a revolving door of members and a handful of signature songs that are considered classic rock staples. Led by lead singer and guitarist Henry Paul who has been an on and off again member of the band since 1972 and in between stints also formed his own band Blackhawk.
The Outlaws played a 14 song set that included all the classics, some covers and a whole lot of southern rock attitude. The band opened with There Goes Another Love Song, which was released on their first album in 1975 and also the second highest charting single in their career. The band followed up on the energy from the first song with Hurry Sundown which also was one of four top 100 singles the band has had.
Singer Henry Paul used part of the night to showcase some of his solo work including the songs Freeborn Man, So Long and Grey Ghost. All in the classic vein of The Outlaws.
The Outlaws saved the best for last and finished off the night with the dual guitar solos of Green Grass & High Tides Forever and a sonic cover of the classic Ghost Riders in the Sky. Overall a solid set full of high energy songs with The Outlaws staying true to their musical southern roots.
Opener Hanna Wicklund and & The Steppin Stones played a solid set of rock and roll and helped get the crowd up for The Outlaws. Hanna Wicklund is a 21 year old guitar prodigy that was flat out outstanding and turned many in the crowd in to fans after the show was over. Keep an eye or ear out for Wicklund as she is well worth the effort to go see live.
If you haven’t been to the Indian Ranch…go! The Ranch is a small outdoor venue that only has concerts in the summer and is set right on the shores of Lake Chargoggagoggmanchaubungamaugg…yes you read that right. Look it up, that’s the actual name of the lake. This is a great setting for afternoon shows and the ranch.