WANT TO GO?
A Woody Hawley Series concert
WHERE: Clay Center Walker Theater
WHEN: 7:30 p.m. Saturday
TICKETS: Adults $18, students and seniors $15
INFO: 304-561-3570 or www.theclaycenter.orgCHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Tom Kimmel understands how there could be some confusion between his trio, The Waymores, and Waymore's Outlaws, a Waylon Jennings tribute band made up of musicians who played with the late country legend.
The bands have similar names and there is vague connection -- sort of.
"Waylon Jennings recorded two of my songs," Kimmel said. "I'm very proud of that. We're all big fans of Waylon Jennings."
The connection stops there, however. Waymore's Outlaws, who canceled its show at the Municipal Auditorium last July, took its name from Jennings. The Waymores, who play a Woody Hawley Series show at the Clay Center's Walker Theater Saturday night, did not.
Two years ago, Kimmel and songwriter Don Henry got a call from their friend, Sally Barris, to do a couple of songwriter shows with her. After talking, they decided to perform parts on some of each others' songs.
"We did some rehearsals together," Kimmel said. "Just to learn some parts on each others songs. I just hate those songwriting shows where you watch people look at each other play."
Kimmel said the three of them just clicked.
"We said, 'Hey why don't we come up with a name and an album?'"
Neither proved to be a particularly easy task. With coming up with names, Barris made up a huge list of potential monikers, then brought them to Kimmel and Henry for consideration.