Although his name might seem dangerous, Sam Outlaw is not a self-styled traditionalist tipping his hat to Waylon Jennings. He’s a slyly delicate Americana vocalist/songwriter who pulls upon a deep well of nation music influences, experiencing Western golf swing but also the cosmic American music that’s endemic to his house base of LA, California. Given birth to Sam Morgan on July 28, 1982 in Aberdeen, South Dakota, the vocalist/songwriter relocated to Southern California when he was 10. Although he usually adored music, he in the beginning pursued a profession in advertising, determining to change to carrying out once he reached his early thirties. Acquiring his stage surname from his mother’s maiden name, Sam Outlaw self-released an EP in 2014, that was plenty of for him to property spots in the Stagecoach Event and AmericanaFest. Following that, he received the interest of legendary origins guitarist Ry Cooder, who co-produced Outlaw’s 2015 debut Angeleno alongside his personal son Joachim. Backed by constant touring from Outlaw, Angeleno received substantial hype, peaking at 22 on Billboard’s Heatseakers graph, and taking house the International Recording of the entire year Award at 2017’s U.K. Americana Honours. By that time, Outlaw experienced his second recording, Tenderheart, prepared for an Apr release.