Sam Outlaw w/ Michaela Anne at Slowdown

Doors at 7:00pm
Front Room
$10 Advance/$12 Day of show

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Sam Outlaw
These lines from the title track of Sam Outlaw’s debut album Angelenocould almost serve as a haiku-like artist bio. Outlawis asouthern Californiansinger-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

Michaela Anne

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