Sam Outlaw is a country singer living in Los Angeles. He was born in South Dakota and ‘Outlaw’ is his mother’s maiden name. Improbable? Sure. Fitting? Absolutely. Sam writes original songs that seek to capture the spirit of the classic country music he learned from his favorite singers: George Jones, Willie Nelson, Gene Watson, Don Williams, Keith Whitley, and Dwight Yoakam.
2014 was a pivotal year for Outlaw. Word spread about Sam’s self-released EP and live shows throughout Southern California – this buzz earned him a slot at The Stagecoach Festival in the Coachella Valley last April. He followed up this appearance with his Nashville debut at the world-renowned live music showcase, Music City Roots.
Off the stage, CMT premiered his first-ever music video. His second video, premiered by The Bluegrass Situation, became a viral hit in the tastemaking, elite musical world of the Americana community.
He spent the summer writing new songs and returned to Nashville in the fall as a featured artist at AmericanaFest. Sam has now completed his new full-length album, Angeleno, produced by roots music legend Ry Cooder and Joachim Cooder. Some of LA’s finest musicians were hand picked for the Angeleno sessions, including Bo Koster (My Morning Jacket), Taylor Goldsmith (Dawes), Gabe Witcher (Punch Brothers), Danny Garcia (Reverend Baron) as well as Jeremy Long (pedal steel), and Joachim Cooder (drums and co-producer).
Angeleno was released on June 9, 2015 on Six Shooter Records.
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