The word, "outlaw", pertains to someone who is "outside" the box of conventional "laws" when it comes to creating art, or "True Art as I like to call it.,, The problem with Laws of any kind when it comes to ART, Is that you can so easily create another box, and not see it..
One must be careful not to get caught in the "Outlaw " box, which is so easy to do if one is prideful, flippant, condescending, judgmental, or any other negative trait that pales the landscape of freedom;. Freedom from artistic laws is the high road,.one I constantly fight to stay on, that sweet spot where anything goes,.no restrictions,. shackles, or dictates to uphold.
The outlaw movement is a noble one, as long as it doesn't confine you in the box or construct of "OUTLAW-DOM", where one is so adamant to defend a premise of whats real and whats not, that they become dishonest to themselves, and become the exact progeny of what it is they are disdainful of and trying to separate themselves from..
By hurling dispersion's at those we say, "Don't Get It",.we become what it is we rail against..How about a rarefied state of total artistic freedom, Free of in-laws, up-laws, down laws, out-laws,.by-laws,good laws, bad laws, dead laws,.no laws,..Just FREEDOM TO CREATE AND BE ANY DAMN THING YOU WANT TO BE,.striving for excellence,.truthful and integral,. entertaining and good spirited,.
This is "NO LAW MUSIC", IT'S FREEDOM. !!!,.As long as you don't get trapped in the "NO LAW MUSIC " Riff.
From the thoughts of Chris Gantry:
Nashville's Original Outlaw Songwriter