Join us at The Franklin Theatre for an Evening of Cinematic Music Magic & Performers/Producers Q & A to raise funds for The Folk Music Hall of Fame.
The Outlaw Trail: Where Outlaw Legends and Outlaw Music Meet
Outlaw Trail is powerful; hit-driven music and performance experience featuring legendary songs, star performers, brilliant musicians, and outstanding performances captured onstage at the Paramount Theatre in Austin, Texas, honoring the heritage and legends of the West.
The showing will feature the two-part broadcast with a short intermission, an intro by the filmmaker, and a short Q & A with some of the feature artists following the screenings.
The Outlaw Music Movement: In 1972 music pioneers, renegades and some genius Nashville misfits gathered in bars, studios and homes to write about their own brand of hard living with rebellious lyrics and an untraditional sounds…the outlaw style of country music…was branded as Outlaw Country music. Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings and Kris Kristofferson led the pack. The Outlaw Music Movement was launched. Others followed or lived by the creed: Ray Wiley Hubbard, Tompall Glaser, Rodney Crowell, Lee Roy Parnell, Joe Ely, Ray Benson, Carlene Carter, Jerry Jeff Walker, Tony Joe White, Jessi Colter, Guy Clark. Their way of life has been immortalized in countless films, documentaries and books over the past century and lamented and revered in the music of legendary artists.
The Outlaw Trail: It was the escape route of countless Outlaws in a land of fable and drama – lawbreakers fleeing capture, racing to their secret fortresses in a maze of canyons and dizzying mountain passes in the Badlands of the American West. Winding dusty trails stretching from Canada through Montana, Utah, Colorado, Arizona, and into New Mexico. Their hideouts are familiar: The Hole-in-the-Wall, Browns Park and Robbers Roost. Vast areas of the Outlaw Trail still exist today echoing the memories of Butch Cassidy, The Sundance Kid, Jesse James & The James Gang, Calamity Jane, Kid Curry, Wild Bill Hickok, Kit Carson and other convicts chased by heroes wearing tin stars.
The impact of “Outlaw Music” has been further validated by the great number of Rock artists whose musical roots are firmly enmeshed in the Outlaw Movement. The tales and legends of the Wild West still resonate around the world in film and on television.
Outlaw Music has always been the Folk Music of the American pioneer – expressing in musical performance the history and personalities of the fabled American West.