SongVault Artist Profile
California, United States
Contemporary Blues / Jam Bands
As Blues Legend Willie Dixon once put it… “The Blues is the branches, and every other type of music is the fruit on the tree.” Well if that’s the case then the band known simply as “Outlaw X” fits that bill to a tee. The “musical elixir” that they deliver is a powerful bluesy sound tinged with many of the elements of American Roots Music. Combine that with true to life heartfelt lyrics that tell the many stories of life with all of its challenges and triumphs and you’ve got nothing short of a winning combination.
“Outlaw X” was founded in 2007 by “Maze featuring Frankie Beverly” Bassist and Musical Director, Larry Kimpel - Bass and Lead Vocals; Steve Lukather Band Member, Ricky “Z“ Zahariades- Guitars, Vocals; Jazz Crusaders Musical Director, Billy Steinway – Keyboards, Organ; and Timothy B. Schmit Drummer Extraordinaire, Herman Matthews – Drums, Vocals.
To tell you the truth, the band was actually born out of a need to ease a huge frustration within each of its members. You see, Larry, Ricky, Bill and Herman all had a burning desire to have their own music heard by the masses. So with that in mind they set out to put together an absolutely memorable collection of music for blues and roots music fans everywhere. And they have accomplished their goal in fine fashion with “Out of the box”. Collectively the guys have a staggering amount of combined professional musical experience and many Gold and Platinum CD performances to their credit as session players with other artists. Well with all that being said, Blues / Roots Music fans all over the world are about to be treated to something truly special because “Outlaw X” has got a spicy sweet recipe and they can’t wait to start cookin’ for you!