“Songs About Outlaws” is a collection of songs by musicians who have dealt with the plight of outlaws. The songs cover a range of topics, from the ‘freeborn man’ of the British Invasion to the ‘London Homesick Blues’ by Aerosmith. These songs were all popular with the outlaw community, and they all share common themes.
‘Freeborn Man’ is one of the Outlaws’ more progressive songs. It features a killer hook and cool, rhythmic guitar playing. It also features sweet, Eagles-style vocals. It also echoes a classic Allman Brothers Band song, “In Memory of Elizabeth Reed.” This song is a must-listen for fans of rock and roll.
The Outlaws’ music is often overlooked, but their influence cannot be denied. During the 1970s, they were one of the biggest acts in the southern rock scene. Though they only had a handful of crossover hits, they managed to gain national attention. While they were never as popular with young audiences as other bands, they released album after album of brilliant southern rock classics.
‘London Homesick Blues’
‘London Homesick Blues’ is a tune by American country music legend Gary P. Nunn, who’s been making music for nearly half a century. He’s played with a who’s who of Texas country musicians, including Willie Nelson, Michael Martin Murphy, and Jerry Jeff Walker. Many people regard him as a pioneer in the progressive country music scene in Austin during the early 1970s.
‘Draw The Line’
With ‘Draw The Line,’ Outlaw continues to draw attention in country music. His 2015 LP “Angeleno,” infused with a heavy Mexican American influence, garnered him a Stagecoach Festival slot. Despite a cynicism about music business fantasies that a generation of artists share, Outlaw manages to balance his darker side with his positive side.
“How ‘Bout You’, which was released in 2006, was one of the most popular ‘Draw The Line’ songs about outlaws. The song’s lyrics are based on the story of a man on the run from the law. It’s part of the album Sinners Like Me, and can be listened to on many music platforms.
‘Draw The Line’ by Aerosmith
The song ‘Draw the Line’ by Aerosmith was written by Steven Tyler. The song is a tribute to his late mother. It’s a funkier version of the classic rock song “Crying in the Street.” The band leans toward the funk side on this album. The closing song, a cover of Milk Cow Blues, sounds like it was recorded live, rather than recorded in the studio.
Aerosmith’s fifth studio album ‘Draw the Line’ was released on 1 December 1977. The band recorded the album in an abandoned convent outside of New York. Famous caricaturist Al Hirschfeld drew the band’s portrait on the cover of the album.
The album contains some gems on both sides. The album sounds vintage and distant, and the instrumentation is unusual for Aerosmith. One of the highlights of the album is ‘Draw the Line,’ which features a back-and-forth guitar interplay. The song also features Tyler’s “screamed” final verse. Another highlight is ‘Kings and Queens,’ which is an odd song for Aerosmith, though it contains some interesting instrumentation.
‘Draw The Line’ by Tanya Tucker
Tanya Tucker is a country singer who has had a variety of lives throughout her long career. She has earned several accolades and has scored 35 No. 1 singles during her commercial heyday. She started out as a “country outlaw” and gradually worked her way into the mainstream. Her newest single, ‘Draw The Line,’ features a haunting lyric about rape.
Tanya Tucker is an inspiring country singer whose musical talent and grit are lauded by fans and music critics alike. In this documentary, she discusses the circumstances surrounding her return to the spotlight. The film also showcases Tucker’s working relationship with legendary country singer Brandi Carlile, who gave her the mental and musical support she needed to return to the stage.
The song was written by Tucker, who has been part of a wide variety of hit country albums since the 1970s. She has also collaborated with Don Schlitz, Paul Overstreet, and other artists. She also has written two No. 1 singles with Paul Davis.
‘London Homesick Blues’ by Styx
‘London Homesick Blues’ by the rock band Styx is a familiar one to ‘Melodic Rock’ fans. The 1980s were filled with’melodic rock’ hits from groups like REO Speedwagon and Styx. These groups made their money with songs like “Ridin’ the Storm Out,” “Raining in London,” and “Suite Madame Blue.” Loverboy sat us down with ballads like ‘Roseville Blue,’ ‘Ramblin’ the Blues,’ and “Styx.'”
‘Wanted Man’ by Eric Church
The latest album from country superstar Eric Church is named for the song that isn’t on it, and it’s a bit of a head-scratcher, too. The album is a self-aware reflection of Church’s career and life, a process that complicates the singer’s persona. On ‘Desperate Man,’ Church offers his answer to the question, “Why Not Me?”
The song was written before Church’s quarantine. But his song’s title evokes the words of a 1960s anti-establishment black-militant. And while Trump’s rant on immigration sounded like a bedtime story about devious immigrants, Church’s version reappropriates the trope to caution against political manipulation.
In this album, Eric Church’s musical style is more in line with his live shows than with his radio career. His songwriting is very varied, and he’s a bit rebellious when it comes to his music. He defies expectations of his audience by deviating from mainstream expectations. The result is an eclectic, yet compelling record that brings out the roots of American music. It’s not perfect, and it won’t appeal to the entire independent music crowd, but it’s a solid effort that deserves a listen.