This is a friendly invitation to see the Freemosan Outlaws High n’ Lonesome Cowpoke Roadshow when it pulls into Taipei, May 12th & 13th. Two more nights of whiskey & song, then some’ll be hangin’ up the boots & settlin’ down by the fireside with the wifey, others ridin’ off into the sunset. Hope you can come out and give’em one last yell for the road. Saturday night’s venue is awaiting confirmation, but the Grande Finale will happen at the Post Home in Tianmu Sunday evening, May 13th, 6-9pm.
It’s a chance to hear many of Taiwan’s best English-language folksingers, songwriters and bluesmen together on one stage. The shows consist of a short solo set by each singer followed by a group sing-along on oldtime standards, some of which you probably know. Every night ends with “Good Night, Irene”. The Outlaws have already set fire to nearly every major city on the island (Taichung, Chiayi, Hualien, Jungli, Tainan, and Kaohsiung) over the past month, and they will undoubtedly bring some stories with them from the roads behind.
The Freemosan Outlaws are:
Scott Cook & Tyler Dakin (Taipei, Jungli): Scott & Tyler are better known for leading local roots & reggae band the Anglers, but are also solo performers in their own right. Scott is leaving Taiwan in June to tour Canada with his new solo record, Long Way to Wander, and has chosen leavin’ (& by extension, dyin’) as his special themes for this tour.
Shayne Lazarowich (Kaohsiung): Shayne hails from Saskatchewan, Canada, & sings country songs with conviction and a golden voice.
Nick Fothergill & Pat Reid (Taichung): Nick & Pat are the songwriters behind popular Taichung folk and roots group The Black Lung Inner City Choir.
Faye Blais (Taichung): Faye is fairly new to Taiwan but has already made a big impression with her wonderful voice and her funky, folky new group, Faye and the Slacks. fayeblais.com
Mister Green (Hualien): Mister Green used to live in Taipei and sing with a group called the Incriminators. Since then he has found cleaner air & peace of mind on the east coast. He tells powerful stories in song.
Folks who show up early at either show get a wee free cee dee with four songs from Scott’s upcoming album. The other singers will also have their albums available for sale. Saturday’s show at the Post Home will feature a $250 pizza & beer special, and bottled beer for $100. The food’s good, the place is non-smoking, and kids are welcome too. More info in on scottcook.net. Do yourself a favor & go spend an evening with the Outlaws. Viva Freemosa!