Outlaws’ lead guitarist and vocalist Hughie Thomasson passed away at his home outside Tampa earlier this month.
According to Wikipedia, Thomasson’s signature voice and style of guitar playing were defining characteristics of the band’s sound. Thomasson’s guitar sound was characterized by the use of the Fender Stratocaster played in a quasi-country style mixed with fluid, often quick blues runs. Known as “HT” he was nicknamed “FLAME” and is in the Fender Hall of Fame.
In October 1975, Outlaws performed a short set at the Record Plant, a recording studio in Sausalito to promote an upcoming show at Bill Graham’s Winterland in San Francisco. Thirty two years later the band still sounds good to my ears.
“There Goes Another Love Song” and five other tracks, including “Green Grass and High Tides” are available for download at the band’s website.