Sweet Jimmy Carter and the Outlaws
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Sweet Jimmy Carter and the Outlaws

Auburn, Alabama, United States | SELF

Auburn, Alabama, United States | SELF
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"The Outlaws contend for best odd-ball band"

Any college town will have its share of odd-ball bands – I know I’ve seen my share – but Sweet Jimmy Carter and the Outlaws with their hokey back story about the band’s formation and allusions to our 39th president could be a contender.

But despite drawing on some of the tried-and-true southern country/rock tall-tales, the Outlaws aren’t just imaginative hacks with instruments – these guys can really play. Sticking mostly to the classic rock catalogue, these guys are one of the youngest groups around that can convincingly take care of business with a Bachman-Turner Overdrive tune or use up all of a Bill Wither’s song.

The group’s catalogue also includes classics from Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers as well as songs from Jimi Hendrix and Led Zeppelin.

But the real beauty comes in the tongue-in-cheek delivery of some of what many consider the most clichéd songs in rock history – almost as if they know they are performing really catchy songs your dad may have rocked out to in a burned out basement back in the day.

Although the Outlaws play mostly covers now, they have developed a small following over the last year, where they have been random dates around the city. And while they largely play fraternity parties and similar events, they have caught on rather quickly with the natives and have opened shows for Auburn favorites like Swamp Wompus. This Fall they will be performing alongside Rollin’ in the Hay at a game time event.

They will be performing at the War Eagle Supper Club on August 15. For more information, dates and music, check out myspace.com/sjco.

- The Corner News


Currently, they are writing and recording their first album, due out late 2011.

Contact Info:
Manager: Eric Hayes
Dirte Circus Music



Sweet Jimmy Carter & The Outlaws began in the deep south of Alabama on the coast of Mobile Bay as a casual jam featuring Sean Carter, Chester Outlaw, and Carrington Sweet. They quickly began playing the main stops on Auburn’s music scene and built up a reputation and a following. From frat parties to dive bars, they worked up a solid repertoire of music from Bill Withers to Widespread Panic with a few original numbers sprinkled in for seasoning.
As the band has grown and matured, so has their equipment, with the majority of their earnings being invested right back into their gear, allowing them to provide as much or as little sound as a venue requires.
Currently, they are writing and recording their first album, due out late 2011.

Not much is known about Chester Outlaw outside of his penchant for making fires his bitch and drumming like a fucking maniac.

Born to a bar-owner and a professional musician, Carrington Sweet has been loading out equipment and playing an instrument since he was six years old. At ten, he took up the guitar, skipping class to learn from the school music teacher. As his skills developed, he began formal lessons learning the ways of bluegrass and classic rock and never looked back.