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Sam Outlaw: 2015

Sam Outlaw

Sam Outlaw at WFUV (photo by Sarah Burns)



Sam Outlaw's debut album Angeleno is one of my favorite records of the year. Produced by Ry Cooder, Outlaw has crafted a classic country album with a nod to its history in southern California. Being a country guy from L.A. is not the only thing that sets Outlaw aside from the pack. It's his respect and understanding of tradition coupled with a tremendous live band that makes him a guy to watch. After playing a gig in Vermont, the band drove all night to tape a morning session at FUV. Not surprisingly, the results are tremendous. Sam is also a really great interview, as we talked about working with Ry Cooder, his former career in advertising and why he's not in Nashville.

[recorded: 7/22/15]