Los Angeles Times premiere.

“Angeleno” is both the title track of Sam Outlaw’s debut album and the marrow of his sound and sensibility, coined “SoCal Country” by Outlaw himself. The album track, pacific in origin and temperament, shows Outlaw’s fusion of classic, graceful country songwriting matched with the famous mariachi touches of Jesús “Chuy” Guzmán, who notably toured with and recorded on Linda Ronstadt’s Grammy-winning Spanish album Canciones de Mi Padre (Songs of My Father).”

Now, a new video for “Angeleno” pairs Outlaw up with another ‘cowboy in LA’ outsider – a professional bareback rodeo rider named Cesar Kid Bañuelos. Bañuelos attended a show at The Troubadour last spring and felt a strong camaraderie with Outlaw’s story, which mirrored his own experiences and challenges as a west coast rider on the rodeo circuit. Bañuelos contacted Outlaw, and the concept for the video was born.

Alongside footage shot at a recent rodeo in Denver, CO, the video for “Angeleno” features Hollywood’s Roosevelt hotel, a sprawling, twinkling city seen from the Hollywood hills and a local mariachi band, “Mariachi
Teocuitatlan.” There’s longing and dreaming contrasted with hard knocks and grit – two poles that define LA in popular imagination. The video was directed and edited by Max Cutrone.

Sam Outlaw is currently on the Country & Western Nights Tour with Six Shooter Records labelmate Whitney Rose. Outlaw is also confirmed to play California’s Stagecoach Festival in April, where he will make a rare appearance with a 10-piece band, featuring Mariachis.


SEATTLE, WA: The Sunset Tavern, Feb 26*
VANCOUVER, BC: The Cobalt, Feb 27*
SPOKANE, WA: The Bartlett, Mar 2*
BOZEMAN, MT: Live from the Divide, Mar 3*
BILLINGS, MT: Pub Station, Mar 4*
LARAMIE, WY: Phoenix Ballroom at Gryphon Theatre, Mar 5*
DENVER, CO: Larimer Lounge, Mar 7*
SALT LAKE CITY, UT: Kilby Court, Mar 8*
PHOENIX, AZ: Viva Phoenix Downtown Music Fest, Mar 12
TUCSON, AZ: Flycatcher, Mar 13*
ROSWELL, NM: The Liberty, Mar 15*
DALLAS, TX: Twilite Lounge, Mar 16*
AUSTIN, TX: SXSW, Mar 17-19
ATLANTA, GA: Vinyl, Mar 24*
KNOXVILLE, TN: KMW Secret Show Series, Mar 25*
NASHVILLE, TN: The High Watt, Mar 26*
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA: The Roxy, April 29
INDIO, CA: Stagecoach Festival, April 30

* w/ Whitney Rose

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