2014 SRS Band Bio: Blacktop Outlaw
Written by KHYI 95.3 on August 11, 2014
Competing Week 2, August 14th
Hat Tricks (Lewisville)
Band: Blacktop Outlaw
Lucas Pittman – Bass Guitar/ Center Vocal
Cody Pope – Lead Guitar/ Vocal
Dallas Durham – Rhythm Acoustic Guitar/ Vocal
Ryan Brown – Rhythm/Lead Guitar
Steve Howell – Drums
Exploding onto the Texas country seen in 2012, Blacktop Outlaw is a Red Dirt Texas Country/Southern Rock Band from the Denton, Tx area. A mix of classic country and southern rock make this group as diverse as their appearance.
Lucas Pittman (Bass Guitar / Lead Vocal for Blacktop Outlaw) started playing music at the age of 10 after receiving his first guitar lesson from his cousin. From there at age 14 he played his first show in his hometown of Pottsboro TX. Pittman had many musical influences growing up such as, Johnny Cash, George Jones, Merle Haggard, Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, Bob Wills and many others. Through school he mostly favored Traditional Country but also enjoyed a wide variety of Jazz, Blues, Southern Rock, and Texas Red Dirt Country. Pittman is currently a senior studying music at The University of North Texas in Denton. He is working on his Bachelors Degree in music along with his studying of Jazz and Vocal Performance.
Cody Pope (Lead Guitarist for Blacktop Outlaw) is a guitar player with mystique, born and raised in Gainesville Tx. After receiving his first guitar at age 11, he taught himself how to play it and other instruments such as the bass, drums, and piano. Cody’s main influences are Elvis Presley, Johnny Horton, Marty Robbins, Ace Fraley, Keith Urban, and Lenny Kravitz.
Dallas Durham (Rhythm Guitarist for Blacktop Outlaw) began playing guitar at the age of 12 while living in Pryor, Oklahoma. His musically gifted family was the greatest support group any one person could ask for. With inspiration from Chet Atkins, Stoney LaRue, Johnny Cash, Chris LeDoux, and Garth Brooks its no wonder why his love for the Red Dirt Texas country music lead him to the sound of Blacktop Outlaw.
Ryan Brown (Electric Rythm/Lead). A Native of Sanger, Tx and student of Music, Ryan is an amazing mix of style and class (AKA The Lonely Peso).
Steve Howell(Drums) The Man with a Plan. Straight out of the Big D Dallas, Tx. Aint nothin this boy cant do. Rock and Country with a Blues Soul….
Come check out Blacktop Outlaw this Thursday, August 14th in Round 1, Week 2 of the 2014 Shiner Rising Star Competition! This week is at Hat Tricks (Lewisville), 8-10pm.