Their love for early rock ’n’ roll, true country, raw blues and pretty much any kind of authentic American music branded them quickly as anomalous — and electrifying. Since that time they’ve barnstormed far beyond their Boston hometown, playing honky-tonks, beer joints and more recently concert venues throughout the U.S. They’ve amassed a loyal legion of fans along the way. The media have noticed too, including Rolling Stone, which heralds them as a “modern-day Buddy Holly plus Dwight Yoakam divided by the Mavericks.”
Ward Hayden and The Outliers are a musical force to be reckoned with. From heart wrenching ballads, to foot-stompin rock and roll, Ward Hayden and the Outliers deliver every time.
Patrick Coman plays the reds and blues. Merging barroom shuffles with the red dirt of his native Oklahoma, he has garnered attention for his energetic and emotive live show by touring nationwide and opening for musical heavyweights ranging from Del McCoury to John Fullbright and Joan Osborne. Coman also hosts the popular For the Sake of the Song series which brings together top songwriters to play music from their influences alongside their own work.