Outlaw Nation
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Outlaw Nation

New Orleans, Louisiana, United States | INDIE

New Orleans, Louisiana, United States | INDIE
Band Rock Reggae

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24
Outlaw Nation @ West Beach Music Fest, West Beach, Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara, California, USA

Santa Barbara, California, USA

Sep
04
Outlaw Nation @ Luna Bar and Grill

Lake Charles, Louisiana, USA

Lake Charles, Louisiana, USA

Aug
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Outlaw Nation @ Masquerade, The

Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Atlanta, Georgia, USA

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An almost-packed house at the Granada Theater enjoyed nearly four hours of ska-related rhythms this past Saturday night as three fine acts made optimism the order of the evening.

Things started off well with Louisiana's Outlaw Nation taking the stage just after 8; this super-tight quartet was a pleasant, opening band surprise, playing an interesting fusion of hip-hop and reggae that captivated audiences fortunate enough to arrive early. - Dallas Observer


"Joining the legendary pair on the road is Outlaw Nation, a band Wakeling describes as “ska on its next great adventure, mixing Louisiana pocket with sweet melodies and sublime overtones.”' - Pollstar


The title says it all. Outlaw Nation was loud. They were many other things as well. Not only were they down to earth, but what really matters, is that they were true musicians. All three members, Christian Simeon (guitar/vocals), Danny Woolen (bass/backup vocals) and J.B. “Tha Drum Killa” (drums obviously), all have tremendous resumes in the music biz. United together under the name Outlaw Nation, this reggae rock group is going places. Signed to Stoopid Records, they are currently in the throws of an extensive tour of the lower 48 with Warped Tour bound Chase Long Beach and frequently perform with reggae heavyweights, Slightly Stoopid.

I had a chance to sit down with the guys from Outlaw Nation last Friday at LiveWire Music Hall. After discussing the merits of Mellow Mushroom pizza, we got down to business. They cite Sublime, 311, U2 and The Cure as heavy influences in their music. When I asked them to describe themselves using only two adjectives, they came up with “explosive” and “determined.” By the end of the night, there was no doubt that they backed their words up. I’m not sure if there is a more appropriate adjective other than explosive to describe J.B. “Tha Drum Killa.” He left the audience gaping with a ten minute drum solo that was the single greatest feat of stamina I have ever seen in a live performance. His arms were a blur and drumsticks were flying everywhere while stamping the bass drum all at the same time. The rest of the night consisted of soulful lyrics, throbbing bass and, of course, powerful drumming. Outlaw Nation is clearly a band on the rise.

Check them out before they trade intimate venues for large stadiums. - South Magazine


Discography

Shine - 2006
Up Close & Personal: Live CD/DVD - 2007
The Other Side - 2008 (rereleased)
Blood Money - 2008
New Day - 2009

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When you think of Outlaw Nation, creative, loud, and an explosive live show should come to mind. Outlaw Nation, a.k.a. “Rude Bwoy Rawkuz” is a band mixed with many styles of music that include reggae, rock, ska, hip-hop, pop and more, all mixed together to bring fans nonstop booty shakin’ music for about a decade. Outlaw Nation, who is currently signed to Stoopid Records, Slightly Stoopid’s record label, have hit the road with bands such as Israel Vibrations, 311, Fishbone, The English Beat, Toot’s and the Maytals, Slightly Stoopid, The Expendables, Pepper, and more. Outlaw Nation consists of Christian Simeon on Vocals/Guitars, Danny Woolen on Bass, and J.B. “Tha Drum Killa” on drums, and vocals, who’s drum solos will make your mouth drop in awe. Dave Wakeling from The English Beat describes Outlaw Nation as, “ska on its next great adventure, mixing Louisiana pocket with sweet melodies and sublime overtones.” Outlaw Nation has played everywhere from 9:30 Club to Red Rocks Amphitheater to every House of Blues in the country. Their latest album, New Day, has guest appearances from Dave Wakeling (The English Beat), Angelo Moore (Fishbone), and most members from Slightly Stoopid. Keep an eye out for their newest album to be released in the fall. Meanwhile, Outlaw Nation will be touring heavily and should not be missed. The “Truth” will be coming to a city near you soon.

For Booking & Inquiries, contact:

StrongFire Entertainment
Matthew Thompson
Manager
310.867.0672
Strongfirematt@yahoo.com

Stoopid Records
1013 N. Orange Dr.
Los Angeles, CA 90038
310.559.8990
http://silverbackmusic.net