Hughie Thomasson of The Outlaws dies

OK going off topic. I just learned from a friend that one of my favorite musicians died Sunday nite, September 12. The great Hughie Thomasson of The Outlaws (a.k.a. the Florida guitar army). They’re well known for this awesome version of “Ghost Riders in the Sky,” “Green Grass and High Tides” (check out 1977 and 2006), “There Goes Another Love Song” (here’s a recent live video), “Hurry Sundown” and so much more. Check out the clips and others on YouTube for some great guitar picking and vocals from Hughie and the band. Thomasson also shouldered axe duties in Lynyrd Skynyrd on recent tours before reforming The Outlaws just a couple years ago; I’m really glad I went to see them (twice). In lieu of flowers the family suggests contributions to two charities Hughie appreciated, The Angelus fund for severely handicapped, and the Heroes Fund for veterans’ families. Will miss you Hughie.