Sam Outlaw tours throughout NL this month!03-10-2016
Sam Outlaw is a southern Californian singer-songwriter steeped in the music and mythos of west coast country, absorbing the classic vibes of everything from '60s Bakersfield honky-tonk to '70s Laurel Canyon troubadour pop and refashioning them into a sound that's pleasurably past, present and future tense.
“The music I play, I call 'SoCal country,'” says Outlaw. “It's country music but with a Southern California spirit to it. What is it about Southern California that gives it that spirit, I don't exactly know. But there's an idea that I like that says - every song, even happy songs, are written from a place of sadness. If there's a special sadness to Southern California it's that there's an abiding shadow of loss of what used to be. But then, like with any place, you have a resilient optimism as well.” Debut album "Angeleno" was released through Six Shooter / Thirty Tigers and has gained him with great critics all over. The album was co-produced by Grammy winner Ry Cooder, who contributes electric and acoustic guitars, bajo sexto and banjo, and his son, Joachim Cooder, who also plays drums. On his upcoming tour which also hits NL he'll be touring in a three-piece setting:
12-10-2016: Utrecht (NL) @ TivoliVredenburg
13-10-2016: Venlo (NL) @ Joriskerk (presented by Down By The River)
14-10-2016: Hengelo (NL) @ Metropool
15-10-2016: Groningen (NL) @ Spieghel (presented by Take Root)
16-10-2016: Amsterdam (NL) @ Paradiso Noord, Tolhuistuin