well played: Red Headed Stranger, Willie Nelson

If you're interested in dipping your toe into a bit of outlaw country this 1975 low budget concept album from Willie Nelson might be a good starting point. The album is mostly just guitar and piano with lyrics loosely based around a story of a fugitive runaway preacher. Red Headed Stranger proved to be the breakthrough record for Nelson and turned him in to the A-list performer he remains today. Read further reviews, listen to sample tracks and order the album through Amazon