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THE OUTLANDERS  from  WHITE SETTLEMENT, TEXAS​​  was formed in 1966 during the members' high school years.  The group, shown in the picture above consisted of (Left to Right) David Hughes, Gary Otwell, Howard Hughes and Gary Archa.  In 1967 Howard left the group and Larry Tidwell was added on Bass Guitar.  They performed at local dances , parties and Battle of the Bands,   Their music consisted of songs by the  Rolling Stones, Tommy James, The Beatles, Sam the Sham, Johnny Rivers, Chuck Berry,, the Beach Boys, the Monkees, etc., etc., etc.          drh

I am currently working on a new song titled  "I Will Stand" to add to this set of Christian songs.  The lyrics were written in 2012 and I just recently arranged the words into song form and put music to them.  The song is about standing up for what you believe in.  It takes quite a while for me to record a song because I record several instrument parts one at a time on a PC MIDI program, transfer those to a 24 track machine and then add vocals, guitars and other acoustic instruments.  When that song is complete I will re-record the vocals on some of the songs and re-mix them before mastering for a new album to be titled "Look to the Lord".        drh    5/21/19

  • The Unborn Trees (L.VanWaters Tonini & D.R. Hughes)5:47


The Forests and the Rain Forests are being devastated by Man and by Fire.   (Thought you should know)   Hear the song THE UNBORN TREES in the player above and join the movement to SAVE OUR FORESTS.

  • War's Not The Answer (Hughes-VanWaters-King)4:06

"If you want to see the world’s climate changing, fly over a tropical country. Thirty years ago, a wide belt of rainforest circled the earth, covering much of Latin America, south-east Asia and Africa. Today, it is being rapidly replaced by great swathes of palm oil trees and rubber plantations, land cleared for cattle grazing, soya farming, expanding cities, dams and logging."    The Guardian  Feb. 2018

"We are destroying rainforests so quickly they may be gone in 100 years"     John Vidal  the Guardian's environment editor

​​In the nineties David is shown in a promo photo with a DJ setup used to obtain bookings to help fill in the gaps between music performances and studio jobs.  He provided music for weddings, receptions, private & company parties.

I was fortunate to have been in a school district that had outstanding bands led by music directors John R. Bain, Brewer Jr. High and Harold Collyer, Brewer High.  Together they developed the White Settlement Tx schools' music programs into a national awards winning high school band in the 1960's and that tradition is still carried on today.  The Texas Twisters group was the first combo formed by David Hughes along with several other members of the Brewer Jr. High School Band at White Settlement, Tx in 1964.  They performed mostly 50's popular music at local school and community functions but were not part of any official school program.  Uniforms were custom turquoise vests (made by member Dwain Barker's mother), western tie with Texas on it, white shirt and pants.  L-R back: Larry Tidwell on Souzaphone, David Hughes  & Gary Reese on Trumpet, Gary Otwell on Baritone and John Boshers on Drums.  Middle: Dwain Barker, Gerald Richardson and Mike Williams on Trombone.  Front: Tommy Flanagan and Gene Parish on Saxophone.        drh

  • Looking To The Lord3:41
  • Come Let Me Tell You4:00
  • Take Up Your Crosses3:20
  • Sing A New Song4:42
  • In This Life4:44
  • Thank You Lord2:23
  • The Battle3:12