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COUNTRY OUTLAWS Fugitives

COUNTRY OUTLAWS Fugitives
Eleven Roses – The Way I Am – Ride Me Down Easy – Time To Bum – Seven Spanish Angels – Sing Me Back Home – Crazy Arms – The Good In Me – Let Me In – The Fugitive – Barstool Mountain – Big City
     Iowa is another of the upper Midwest states that still harbors a fugitive or two.  Sometimes they just play and sing down on the farm, or perhaps they’ll drift off to the Black Hills of South Dakota to strum and play in their favorite bar.  Sometimes they drift into a festival or two, enter a singing contest or two, or just sit down and jam with friends.
     The Country Outlaws is a brain-storm of Paul Burnett, who makes his home in LeMars, Iowa, the home of the largest ice cream factory in the world, and the oldest old-time music festival west of the Mississippi, which takes place at the end of August.  This CD is a ‘Twosome.’  Paul is the mover and shaker behind the presentation, and he’s a good songwriter too.  On this album you will find “The Good in Me,” a song he wrote in a contest.  Quite frankly, it might be the best song on this CD.  If I were sitting in one of the back booths of that Black Hills tavern, I’d say I’d have to spend some time just listening to these guys present their music.  Mellow, not loud, a quiet kind of fugitive experience.
     Much like Kris Kristofferson and his outlaw friends, Paul and his pickin’ buddies don’t really care if they get famous or not.  What they do care about is playing some good old ‘real’ country music.  They’re not perfect.  Well, country music has never ever been perfect.  That’s what is so incredibly good about it.  It’s the ‘real-deal’ no matter where you go, whether you’re in a a line shack in Texas, or a tavern in Nebraska, or a picnic gathering in upper New York.  This is what these fugitives are trying to put over in their recording.  It’s not perfect, but it’s a sharing experience.  That’s what real country music has always been about.  It’s not pop singers spending millions of dollars to make thousands of dollars.  It’s sharing with your friends the music you grew up with, the music you like, the music that you can sit down and play, just about anywhere, like I said, a tavern in the Black Hills, or a festival, or a line shack in Texas, or a picnic in upper New York.
BUY THIS CD DIRECT FROM: Paul Burnett, 15 Maple St., LeMars, Iowa, 51031
Bob Everhart

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