God’s Outlaw is a Wisconsin based rebellious country band performing in the spirit of Johnny Cash and other old school country music from the top hits to the B-side gems your grandpa listened to. Three men, three chords and the truth.
The music began in 2004 with solo artist Brian S. Smith (vocals/acoustic guitar) and Eric “E-Man” Bulgrin (electric guitar) as live experimental performances of Johnny Cash’s vinyl B-Sides inside dark, smoky local taverns and pubs. Smith and Bulgrin performed a duet for 3 years looking for the perfect upright bass player to join their group. They found Paul “The Wrecking Ball” Scharlau to round out their unique but timeless sound. Now with shows throughout the Midwest, their set list has exploded into what it is today; a live country music experience that is on fire like a barrel full of gun-powder. One thing is for sure when they pack up their instruments, you never know where you might find them.
God’s Outlaw has opened for national acts such as David Allan Coe, Dale Watson, J.B. Beverly and the Wayward Drifters and the Bastard Sons of Johnny Cash. Their music selections are not part of the pop monotonous new-school country fad that has been played out in music today. They are, however, a band of men who together perform classic country songs like they were meant to be; raw, rowdy and reckless bringing the cowboy, the biker, the hippie and the college girls all to the same venue.