Once an Outlaw is the Southern Rock Supergroup featuring Chris Anderson (formerly The Outlaws), Chris Hicks (Marshall Tucker Band), and Tim Archibald, (Michael McDonald). Mike Kach (The Dickie Betts Band), A.J. Vallee (The Southern Rock All-Stars), and Chuck Farrell (James Montgomery). These southern rock legends are giants in their own right.
Chris “Hitman” Hicks, a member of the Outlaws from 1989-1996 when the group disbanded, then joined The Marshall Tucker Band, Chris is currently the lead guitar player for The Marshall Tucker Band. He has also played with Lynyrd Skynyrd, Charlie Daniels, and Greg Allman to name just a few.
Chris Anderson, an Outlaw member from 1986-1989 and 2005-2018, has had many successes with bands such as Blackhawk, Grinderswitch, and his own band Rattlebone. Other accolades include writing songs, touring, or playing with The Allman Brothers, Lucinda Williams, Bad Company, Hank Williams Jr, and many more.
Tim Archibald is currently working with Michael McDonald of the Doobie Brothers and Barry Goudreau's Engine Room. Some of his accolades include New Man, Peter Wolf, RTZ, Ernie And The Automatics, and Deep Purple.
Mike Kach, Southern rock fans might recognize Mike from The Dickie Betts Band, Great Southern, and Molly Hatchet. You can also catch Mike with an Allman Revival.
Hailing from Boston, drummer A.J. Vallee is the go-to drummer and percussionist on many platforms. To date, he has toured regionally and nationally with One Night of Queen, James Montgomery, The Southern Rock All-Stars (feat members of Molly Hatchet, Blackfoot) Jon Butcher, Carmen, and Camille (Billboard, MTV’s The Hills) and boasts song placements on NBC and ABC T.V. with Boston’s own Starr Faithfull.
The one who brought this all together is Chuck Farrell. Chuck, like AJ, is a local New England favorite. Chuck and AJ have both been members of The Peacheaters an Allman Brothers Experience, and they can often be seen on stage with the likes of James Montgomery, Barry Goudreau, and Jon Butcher. Some of Chuck Farrell's other ventures include musicians Al Hospers, a former member of Blood Sweat and Tears, and Chris Vitarello of the Butch Trucks Band.
Once an Outlaw is a supergroup with a whole lot of talent packed onto one stage.