Dryw Keltz 2 p.m., Jan. 23
RIYL: Nancarrow, Bastard Sons of Johnny Cash, North County Lumber Truck, Country Jack Johnson
- "Sam Outlaw goes whole hog for country" · Dec. 16, 2015
Influences: George Jones, Emmylou Harris, Asleep at the Wheel, James Taylor, Kinky Friedman
Sam Morgan -- aka Sam Outlaw (“It’s my mom’s maiden name”) -- attended Poway High in the late 1990s, performing in an Oasis cover band called Pacific Sons.
Ry Cooder played on and produced Outlaw’s debut full-length Angeleno, released in June 2015 on the independent Canadian label Six Shooter. The director of the Americana Music Association quit her job to manage him exclusively full time and connected him to a booking agent who steered him into opening slots for Dwight Yoakam and Clint Black, as well as landing sets at the 2015 Stagecoach and Americana Festivals.