The Waylors featuring Jessi Colter
Lu-Ray Park & Amphitheater is proud to announce yet another group of legends coming this season to Central City as part of The Bard Distillery’s 2019 “Something for Everyone” Concert Season. Waymore’s Outlaws and Jessi Colter will perform on August 9, 2019.
Waymore's Outlawstoday is a reunion of five former members of Waylon Jennings recording and touring bands, The Waylors, and Waymore's Blues Band, which features Waylon’s original drummer, longtime friend and right hand man, the legendary Richie Albright, Alabama Music Hall of Fame Award winning bass man Jerry “Jigger” Bridges, the only female member of Waylon’s band during the Outlaw era, artist and vocalist Carter Robertson, Grammy award winning producer Barny Robertson on keyboards, ACM award winning Nashville veteran Fred Newell on steel and guitar. Covering Waylon's vocals and guitar is Tommy Townsend who, early in his career, was mentored by Waylon. Collectively, the band has performed on the recordings of Waylon's mega hits such as "I Ain't Living Long Like This," 'Theme Song from the Dukes of Hazzard (Good Ol' Boys)," "Luckenbach Texas" and "Rainy Day Woman," as well as countless other gold and platinum hits.
"Runnin' with Ol' Waylon" - Music and Memories of Waylon Jennings, is the new tour, presenting a concert experience that chronicles one of the most powerful movements in Country Music history. In the mid-70’s, Waylon Jennings and his band The Waylors were a pivotal force that knocked Nashville and country music back on its heels. By Waylon standing up for the right to create music in his own way, a movement was born called Outlaw Music. This new sound and approach propelled him and other artists like Willie Nelson, and Jessi Colter to a level traditionally known to only rock and pop artists.
Runnin’ With Ol’ Waylon gives the audience a unique opportunity to experience the fascinating personal stories and great performances of Waylon’s music, all from the band who lived it. Some have said it’s like having your own backstage pass!
Jessi Colter is an American country music artist who is best known for her collaboration with her husband, country singer and songwriter Waylon Jennings, and for her 1975 country-pop crossover hit "I'm Not Lisa".
Jessi Colter was one of the few female artists to emerge from the mid-1970s “outlaw” movement. After meeting her future husband, Colter pursued a career in country music, releasing her first studio LP in 1970, A Country Star Is Born. Five years later, Colter signed with Capitol Records and released her first solo single, “I'm Not Lisa,” which topped the country charts and reached the top 5 on the pop charts. In 1976 she was featured on the collaboration LP Wanted: The Outlaws, which became an RIAA-certified Platinum album, and helped her become one of the few female outlaw country stars.