The Outwoods County Riders ‘OCR’ are back and hitting the trails from August 2018.
Americana band OCR (aka Outwoods County Riders) will reform 3 years after they called it a day. Original members Slim Williams, Rich Paling and 2bad Jim will begin gigging at the end of August 2018.
The band built up a following in the midlands between 2011 and 2015 with charismatic live shows and two albums of their own material (available on download and streaming sites). For the last three years the band members have been working on the ‘Hillbilly Jukebox,’ Leicester’s answer to Hayseed Dixie.
New albums by Kinky Friedman, Willie Nelson, Steve Earle and John Prine have revived interest in the genre, and steady sales of songs from the band’s two releases ‘Outwoods County Riders’ and ‘Early in the morning’ have encouraged the band to get back together.
OCR promises to play highlights from the albums including ‘Indian Territory ‘ and ‘Angel of Death’, as well as some Americana classic covers OCR style. There should be plenty of fun and impromptu moments of genius, which is after all what live music is all about.
More updates here soon and now live the new OCR Facebook page here:
OCR on the main stage at the 2015 Americana International Festival playing some North Hills Mississippi music.
A big thanks to Chris Burland for the videos..
The OCR boys hit the main stage and serve up some good ole North Hills Mississippi Blues..
2pm on Friday 10th July.. See you there.
Rounding off the night, your host OCR. Its a set full of the sounds and grooves from those north hills of Mississippi.
Its blues that never went to Chicago..
Two videos taken at the recent ‘Chickenhead Lounge’..
a big thanks to our good friends Max and George for these.
This coming Friday folks, Jan 30th, 2bad Jim and Slim Williams go back to their old days of The 44s and play a ‘duo’ show as support to German boy/girl garage-punk duo ‘The Cheating Hearts’. The OCR two piece will serve up some Mississippi north hills music, R L Burnside style, with some original 2bad toons on the side. Its juke joint 2 step.. Its Mississippi tractor disco.. Its got a kick like a mule..
Its all happening down at The Donkey Bar, Welford Rd, Leicester..8pm
‘DUE TO ILLNESS THE OCR HAVE TO PULL OUT OF THIS SHOW. REAL SORRY FOLKS’
Good to be on the bill with our good friends ‘The Most Ugly Child’, and promoters of this new show, ‘The Deep River Revue’..
Topping the bill is Daniel Meade and The Flying Mules. Should be a mighty fine night.
Its all happening at The Guitar Bar, Nottingham, Friday 23rd January.