Un-ironic nods to country music's greatest neon rainbow chasers
Sam Outlaw offers new Southern California country music with a a sincere touch. Cynicism comes easy, but having a soft heart takes real guts. Sam Outlaw’s new album,"Tenderheart," dares to tread gently and look inward, with unapologetic sentiment and un-ironic nods to country music’s greatest neon rainbow chasers. Since the release of his 2015 debut, "Angeleno," Outlaw has become perhaps L.A.’s only modern country singer to earn international acclaim. Sam comes to Michigan with a new release, "Tenderheart," which shows an impressive refinement of his artistic identity both lyrically and musically. The album further elaborates Sam’s “SoCal Country” sound: a sun-bleached, Baja-influenced twang that deftly points to country’s neo-traditionalists and L.A.’s legendary singer-songwriters. Thematically "Tenderheart" deals with self-discovery and the power of love. Check out this rising country star in his Michigan debut! Songwriter and Brooklyn-to-Nashville transplant Michaela Anne opens.