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  • God’s Outlaw

    Kochanski's Concertina Beer Hall 2/12/2011
    by Jennifer Bronenkant
    Posted: Feb 2011
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    God's Outlaw - photo by Jennifer Bronenkant

    God's Outlaw - photo by Jennifer Bronenkant

    When we first arrived at this classic Milwaukee bar, there were just a handful of people there along with friendly bar owner Andy. The band was just finishing up with a crew who had been shooting a new video of an original God’s Outlaw song – “Uhaulin’”, the tale of a spat between lead singer Brian Smith and his wife. The atmosphere was laid back and friendly. We felt right at home.

    The band’s loyal following quickly filled the house and at around 9, the band hit the stage. For about two hours, the trio entertained the crowd with the music of Johnny Cash along with some of their own originals, throwing in a little David Allan Coe and Kristofferson’s “Sunday Morning Coming Down” per an audience request. Although they primarily perform Cash covers, this is no cheesy impersonator act. While they do sing the big hits like “Boy Named Sue” and “Folsom Prison Blues”, they add deeper Cash cuts to the mix creating a totally enjoyable experience.

    Lead singer Brian S. Smith played in a rock band for years before starting God’s Outlaw. I don’t know what that sounded like, but Smith with his rich baritone voice was born to sing Classic Outlaw Country. He is backed by guitar player Eric “E-Man” Bulgrin and upright bassman Paul Scharlau.  These friends look like they are having a great time making music together.

    God’s Outlaw will be doing a special appearance on February 26th to celebrate what would have been the Man in Black’s 79th birthday at Franks Power Plant in Bay View. If you’re Cash fan you may want to check them out. If you’re not a Cash fan, check them out any way. You just may be a fan by the end of the evening, of both Cash and God’s Outlaw.

    Set 1
    Mean Eyed Cat
    Frankie’s Man
    Doin’ My Time
    I Still Miss Someone
    Busted
    I Got Stripes
    Big River
    Roughneck
    Rock Island Line
    Give my Love to Rose
    Wide Open Road
    Don’t Take your Guns to Town
    Get Rhythm
    Uhaulin’ – Original

    Set 2
    Train of Love
    Folsom Prison Blues
    Ring of Fire
    Luther Played the Boogie
    Tennessee Flat Top Box
    Nine Pound Hammer
    Johnny Yuma
    Boy Named Sue
    Hey Porter
    Time Off for Bad Behavior – Coe
    Pussy Whipped Again? –  Coe
    I Still Miss Someone
    God Only Has Ten Rules – Original
    Roof is Leaking – Original
    Poetic Justice – Original

    Encore
    Cocaine Blues
    Sunday Morning Coming Down – Kristofferson