South Dakotan americana singer-songwriter Sam Outlaw has announced a slew (there’s a word for you) of UK dates from the end of this month, kicking them off in Oxford on 30th. The Guardian described his debut album ‘Angelo’ as “a polished and cosmopolitan west coast take on traditional country music (he’s called it “SoCal country”) with songs that are moody and wry all at once.” We like moody and wry.
Working as an advertising executive in his twenties, Sam Outlaw performed small bar gigs near his home in Los Angeles starting in 2009 but kept his marketing career until 2015 – when he finally left his job to become a full-time musician. At age 33, Sam released his debut album ‘Angeleno’ in 2015. Produced by Ry Cooder and Joachim Cooder, the album garnered awards and critical acclaim from Rolling Stone, American Songwriter and NPR.
His follow-up album, ‘Tenderheart,’ gave Outlaw his first foray into self-producing and further evolved his “SoCal Country” sound by introducing more elements of Pop and Rock music. Sam recently moved his wife and kids from LA to Nashville, and following the move he made his Grand Ole Opry debut on May 3rd – the same day as the “surprise” release of his new EP. Dubbed ‘Hat Acts’, the EP is a concept album that weaves together three songs and three skits to create a surrealist storyline of honky-tonk drama. Here are the dates.
Sam Outlaw UK dates 2019 (with Lydia Luce)
SEP 30 MON – The Bullingdon, Oxford
OCT 1 TUE – Bush Hall, London
OCT 2 WED – Night & Day Cafe Manchester
OCT 3 THU – Glee Club Nottingham
OCT 4 FRI – Newbald Village Hall
OCT 5 SAT – Gosforth Civic Theatre, Newcastle Upon Tyne
OCT 6 SUN – The Glee Club, Glasgow