They’re AMISH and They’re OUTLAWS Part I
By Yemi Sekoni All photos courtesy of: The Amish Outlaws
ne, two, three, uh! My baby don’t mess around because she loves me so and this I know for sure. Uh, but does she really wanna, but can’t stand to see me walk out the door…” The floor is packed with people “shaking it like a Polaroid picture.” Hold tight folks, as we bring you six very interesting guys, dressed in traditional Amish garb, hats and suspenders to boot, dancing, singing, and rapping, all while messing with your brain and making you wonder what’s ‘wrong’ with this picture? “I like big butts and I cannot lie!” Somewhere in the middle of the second set, there is an inevitable line up of ladies, along the length of the stage, shaking their rompers.
Catch The Amish Outlaws in concert and you’ll be pleasantly surprised. The first time I heard them play, I could hardly wrap my head around the dichotomy between the audio and the visual. The medley of songs was extensive, ranging from Outkast to Sir Mix-A-Lot, Biggie Smalls to Jay-Z, Lady Gaga to Adele, and all very unexpected. The number one thing you will find most endearing about The Amish Outlaws is their unabashed irreverence. Everything the band does is permeated with a certain humor; from the performances to the photos they post on social media, and even interspersed throughout their web site. According to their spokesman, base guitarist, Ezekiel (Eazy E), “We’re goofballs. I don’t think it is possible for us to take ourselves seriously. That can be a real problem in traffic court.”
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