Fresh out of Mitch Easter’s studio and armed with an arsenal of new songs Outformation is ready to rock.
Sam Holt, a member of Widespread Panic’s "inner circle" and guitar tech for the late, great, Michael Houser, has devoted himself to Outformation, the Atlanta-based band he formed in 2002 with bassist Grady Upchurch and New Orleans drummer-singer Lee Schwartz. In 2006, Outformation added keyboardist, CR Gruver and percussionist, Jeff Lane to the line up.
Outformation released their second full-length album, Traveler’s Rest, in August of 2007 with their two newst members. Although, Widespread Panic collaborated on the title track of Outformation’s second album, Traveler’s Rest," this album presents Outformation as a maturing band focused on their own signature sound.
Holt’s fruitful devotion led Outformation to play over 130 shows nationwide a year, including festival appearances at SXSW, Wakarusa, High Sierra, 10KLF, Hookahville, and Allgood Festival among others.
Holt saw good examples of how a band becomes successful during his tenure with Widespread Panic. "To see those guys and how long they worked at it, what they built and became, it is a way of life. That’s the way we wanna look at it," says Holt.
Catch Outformation on the move this Fall, you just may hear some of their new tracks….
8.8-Realm Festival – Newcastle, CO
8.16–Shoreline Balllroom w/ Col. Bruce – Hilton Head, SC
8.28- The Blind Tiger- Greensboro, NC
8.29 –Kefi- Wrightsville Beach, NC
9.4 – Lucas School House- St. Louis, MO
9.5 – The Bottleneck- Lawrence, KS
9.6 – Knickerbockers- Lincoln, NE
9.7 – The Cabooze- Minneapolis, MN
9.9 – The Aquarium- Fargo, ND
9.11 – High Noon Saloon- Madison, WI
9.12 – Hitching Post- Valmy, WI
9.13 – Martyr’s- Chicago, IL
9.19 – Zydeco – Birmingham, AL
9.20 – GA Theatre- Athens, GA
9.26 – Visulite Theatre- Charlotte, NC
9.27 -Lincoln Theatre w/ Dubconscious – Raleigh, NC
10.17- Granada Theatre- Dallas, TX
10.18- The Parish- Austin, TX
10.25- Mercy Lounge- Nashville, TN