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Upcoming shows: Girls Names... Wedding... Darren Hayman... BC Camplight Secret Show... Jean-Michel Blais... The Burning Hell... Sam Outlaw... The Weather Station... Tiny Ruins... A Bingo Records Showcase... La Luz... Michael Nau... Horse Feathers... Haiku Salut... Wolfgang Flür... Mull Historical Society... Field Division... Ólafur Arnalds... The Sonics... BC Camplight... Terry Riley & Gyan Riley... Milky Wimpshake... Dawn Landes... Halo Maud... Jo Passed... Eleanor Friedberger... The Lovely Eggs... HALEY... The Breath... Holy Moly & The Crackers... Ryley Walker... Saint Sister...

When: 7.30pm on Wednesday 8 August 2018
Where: The Deaf Institute, 135 Grosvenor Street, Manchester M1 7HE

We’re delighted to be bringing Sam Outlaw and his band back – this time, to the Deaf Institute!

Sam Outlaw – one of Los Angeles’s only modern country artists – has been riding high on the success of 2017’s sophomore LP, Tenderheart, his follow-up to the Ry Cooder-produced debut Angeleno, which raised the bar for West Coast country music.

Outlaw offers an extraordinary refinement of the artistic identity laid out on Angeleno. Sonically, the album elaborates on his ‘SoCal Country’ sound: a sun-bleached, Baja-influenced twang that deftly points to country’s neo-traditionalists and LA’s legendary singer-songwriters. Thematically, Tenderheart is a thesis on self-discovery and the power of love – from the cinematic mariachi-laced climax on opener Everyone’s Looking For Home, to the determined swagger on side-A highlight Trouble, to torch song showstopper Diamond Ring – Outlaw meditates on his own conflicted quest for peace amidst the chaos of his chosen path.

The 13-track collection of originals was recorded in the San Fernando Valley and co-produced by Outlaw alongside Martin Pradler. Outlaw enlisted many of the same musicians that made his first album, 2015’s Angeleno, an undisputed breakthrough and one of the best-reviewed debuts of that year: harmony singer Molly Jenson, pedal steel pro Jeremy Long and guitarist Danny Garcia, along with Taylor Goldsmith (Dawes) and Bo Koster (My Morning Jacket). In addition, Tenderheart features local mariachi group Erwin Vasquez and Mariachi Teocuitatlan.

Sam Outlaw has previously landed tours with Kacey Musgraves and Dwight Yoakam, performed on CBS Saturday Morning and last year won Americana Music Association’s prize for International Song Of The Year.

‘Angeleno made him a legitimate contender to be the biggest country star L.A. has produced since Dwight Yoakam’ – LA Weekly

‘An instant classic’ – NPR Music

Tour support coms from Molly Parden. Georgia may lay claim to Molly Parden, but her music carries us somewhere farther away – and closer to ourselves. Her 2011 release, Time Is Medicine, reveals beautifully crafted melodies and angelic refrains, enough to ensure the admiration of her Nashville peers and collaborators. Performing alongside her fellow crooners and fans, like Matthew Perryman Jones, her songwriting illuminates the intimacy and honesty of an artist who is beginning to define her stars and follow them even further than the reins of the Cumberland Plateau.

This is a 14+ show. Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult.

This show is a co-promotion with Please Please You.

Buy tickets now. Tickets are available from Vinyl Exchange,  WeGotTickets.comTicketline.co.uk and on 0871 220 0260.

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