After years of touring the northeast region of the United States with Massachusetts based blues-rock band Southbound Outlaws, frontman Justin Laing decided to record his debut solo album in the spring of 2016. The end result was “By Way of the Chains”. An album reminiscent of the smoky soulful sounds of Tom Waits or Leonard Cohen with the pliability of a band like Morphine. A Newburyport native, Justin Laing is scheduled to perform at the tannery’s renowned Actor’s Studio for an evening performance on Friday June 29th for an intimate appearance unlike any other venue in the greater Newburyport area. Joining Justin for this show will be his Southbound Outlaws bandmates: drummer/guitarist Matt Morrison, harmonica guru/vocalist Jason Novak, and bassist Cyrus Rogers. The band will perform a vast array of songs from Laing’s solo album, the extended Southbound Outlaws catalogue, and some favorite cover songs by artists such as Ledbelly, Johnny Cash, Muddy Waters, and the late Tom Petty. For Justin Laing’s solo material and Southbound Outlaws music, please visit the corresponding websites.
Justin Laing Music: www.justinlaing.bandcamp.com
Southbound Outlaws: www.southboundoutlaws1.bandcamp.com