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Sam Outlaw
plus Lydia Luce

Monday 30th September 2019

The Bullingdon, 162 Cowley Road, Oxford, OX4 1UE

Doors 7.30 pm
Tickets £16 in advance, £20 on the night
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Empty Room Promotions 2019 ©
In association with Asgard
Due to sound check restriction the door time indicates the earliest opportunity we can give access to the venue. Live music will start 20-30 minutes after the door open time.
Sam Outlaw is a singer-songwriter living in Nashville, TN.  Born Samuel Morgan in South Dakota, his stage name comes from his late mother’s maiden name. Working as an advertising executive in his twenties, he 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. Turns out that was a good decision.

At age 33, Sam released his debut album “Angeleno" in 2015. Produced by Ry Cooder and Joachim Cooder, “Angeleno” introduced Sam as a distinctly assured voice in the Country and Americana scene. The album garnered awards and critical acclaim from Rolling Stone, American Songwriter, NPR and countless others. 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. Also a critical success, “Tenderheart” was heralded as one of the year’s best country albums, supported by a full tour of North America and dozens of shows in Europe. 

With new music planned for 2019, Sam recently moved his wife and kids from LA to Nashville to seek a better environment for raising their two small children. 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. 

"Outlaw has crafted an instant classic with his album, Angeleno." - NPR
"Outlaw has ideas to spare, and his instinct to nurture them in the wild West is the right one.” - Nashville Scene

“(Sam Outlaw) has a wonderfully rich and mournful country voice."
- The Telegraph

“A legitimate contender to be the biggest country star L.A. has produced since Dwight Yoakam.” - LA Weekly
Lydia Luce was born into a musical family. Her mother, a gifted organ and piano player, conducted her own symphony orchestra. For Luce, her instrument of choice was viola; later adding guitar to her set of talents. Making her home now in Nashville, Tenn., the folk singer-songwriter finds inspiration in combining her accomplished formal education and session work as a studio musician with the personal and emotional content of family, love, and life experience.
Her first EP, The Tides, landed in 2015, and In 2017, Luce graced the stages of Merlefest and Americana Fest, as well touring as an opening artist for singer-songwriter Peter Bradley Adams. She recently released her latest single, “Helen,” from her forthcoming LP, collaborating in Nashville with Jordan Lehning and Skylar Wilson.