Outformation: Tour/Album

Includes Musical Appearances by
Widespread Panic's JoJo Hermann
And Willie Nelson's Mickey Raphael

Atlanta, GA --- With years on the road guitar teching for Michael Houser, founding member of Widespread Panic and one of the most infamous jam guitarists in the history of the genre, Sam Holt was no stranger to the music scene or the road. However in forming his own band Outformation, Holt would have to step out of the shadows both literally and figuratively to prove that he could stand on his own in a genre where fans are hard won, but once captivated are also loyal as the day is long. Following the heels of their critically acclaimed debut album Tennessee Before Daylight, the band just released their anticipated follow up album Traveler's Rest on August 21.

Holt and Outformation have a full fall tour scheduled in support of their sophomore CD with more dates to follow in the winter. Released two years after their debut, Traveler's Rest finds the band in a more mature and experimental state. Holt's hypnotic guitar hooks, bass player and singer-songwriter Grady Upchurch's melodies, Lee Schwartz's pounding beat and the harmonies of keyboardist CR Gruver and percussionist Jeff "Birddogg" Lane give each track on Traveler's Rest a unique brand of funkadelic chemistry. Several musical guests also make an appearance throughout the album. The title track, "Traveler's Rest" is a collaborative effort with Widespread Panic's JoJo Hermann, while Mickey Raphael from Willie Nelson's band contributes his harmonica playing talents on the song "Winds."

Outformation Tour Dates available HERE.


[Published on: 8/28/07]

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TravlynnJoe star Tue 8/28/2007 11:27AM
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tdubjam Tue 8/28/2007 11:40AM
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are the only a panic coverband??? have you seen them live??

If you're gonna catch these guys in Wrightsville beach, come out the friday night before to see Eymarel & MR Worxwell at the same venue, www.myspace.com/eymarel, www.myspace.com/mrworxwell

tdubjam Tue 8/28/2007 11:46AM
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actually check em out at www.eymarel.com

cocheese starstarstarstarstar Tue 8/28/2007 12:02PM
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if you think Outformation is a Panic cover band, then you probably have no idea what you're talking about. have you ever seen them live? i don't think so. i've seen them several times, and i'm sure they cover some Panic songs, but i've never heard them cover any. as far as what is new and happening right now out in musicland, they're pretty much at the top of my list. they have the right mix for me. it sucks for Sam, just because he teched for Mickey and filled in after GMac, he'll never out run the shadow of Panic because of the dumbasses out there.

theivywall starstarstarstar Tue 8/28/2007 12:23PM
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yeah, saw sam holt with panic at the chicago theater summer of last year, it was a pretty rockin good show, he can definately rock out.

kb4404 Tue 8/28/2007 12:32PM
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Outformation is a great band! I have had the chance to catch them several times, every time they get better! If you have the chance be sure to check these guys out, they put on a rockin' show!

twhrb starstarstarstarstar Tue 8/28/2007 01:31PM
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DAMN good album. For the record, the number of Panic songs in their current tour rotation is 3. Maybe 1 every 1.333 nights. And, the covers they do play are only "Houser" covers that aren't played by Panic anymore. Sam rips your face off with his Ace Frehley meets Toy Caldwell solos. Live or in the studio, nobody can deny that Outformation is one of the best new bands out there.

lvcheese Tue 8/28/2007 01:40PM
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They are not a cover band.

adamwsp Tue 8/28/2007 02:39PM
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travelin joe is an idiot, have you even seen these guys. education on a subject helps to make you look less silly.

barstoolrodeo4 starstarstarstar Tue 8/28/2007 03:01PM
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great album, the harmonies on winds and traveller's rest with jojo are great. dark severinsen, edgewater, and the secret track are great too. I definitely encourage everyone to give this album a try and see what you think

thomas3 Tue 8/28/2007 03:30PM
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Eymarel are awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

carissa240 Tue 8/28/2007 04:06PM
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Travelin Joe has no clue!!! Go see this band!!!!

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not a cover band, they play all originals, the last album was good, I suspect this one is even better!! This is a solid rock band.

Go find out for yourself and do not listen to stupids that call some band a cover band that have never seen them. haha those people look silly :P

JoeyTheFoot starstarstarstarstar Wed 8/29/2007 08:22AM
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Gotta say that Outformation IS NOT A PANIC COVER BAND. Geez folks open up your mind for crying out loud. Like these other guys said, Sam Holt will melt your damn face off man. I saw them here in G'ville a few months ago, and it was a great show. Didn't even hear one Panic song, which is good because I saw Panic a week later. Who's gonna be at the Halloween show in Asheville? Woot! Oh Yeah Can't wait for this album to come out, should be killer.

tdubjam starstarstarstar Wed 8/29/2007 09:19AM
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Yea I've seen sammy with panic, he does melt some faces, lookin forward to the show in wrightsville this weekend fo sho...

tdubjam Wed 8/29/2007 09:20AM
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thomas3 you get down to some eymarel!!! that's what's up, lee and mary are two of the coolest cats i've met, and i'm happy to say that i have the opportunity to jam with them this weekend, everyone should check them out, they're tourin up and down the east coast this fall

www.eymarel.com check it ou

greengrass starstarstarstarstar Wed 8/29/2007 09:51AM
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I just got the new album, SG and Toys Song are smokin on the new album. I am going to catch these guys this weekend and am STOKED buddies!!

happydestiny Wed 8/29/2007 12:38PM
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YA I saw these guys in boise a couple months back and was thourally blown away buy Holts guitar licks, these guys rock go check em out.

I must agree travelinjoe is an idiot!

cocheese Wed 8/29/2007 01:16PM
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I can't wait to see these guys at Mucklewain Fest. it's practically in my backyard. my house is less than 5 minutes away. all things southern, that's what it's about. everybody come on down and check it out. ya'll can stay at my crib, plenty of room but BYOB&B! i think we have proven that they are definitely not a Panic cover band.

HOPEFULPHAN starstarstarstarstar Wed 8/29/2007 03:03PM
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these guys were amazing at 10klf. dude rips the guitar. i liked it more than the last panic show i saw.

ergasm Wed 8/29/2007 03:42PM
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These guys are good! Do check em out at the Palm Room in Wrightsville Beach this Sunday nite. And actually if you are in the area of Wrightsville beach, check out The Dynamites the night before, Saturday, at Kefi. Now that's a funky good time!!

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I wish Sam Holt was panics guitarist =)

JoeyTheFoot starstarstarstarstar Thu 8/30/2007 08:46AM
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I usually don't disagree with many folks, but I can't say that I'd rather have Sam playing for than Jimmy H. Jimmy tears it up with the boys. They've put on some of the best shows with Jimmy since Mikey's passing(RIP). I think he's brought a new found life back to the band, and I'm loving Jimmy with the boys these days. just my two cents...