Port City Music Hall
Sam Outlaw

State Theatre presents

Sam Outlaw

Dori Freeman

Sat, April 22, 2017

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

Portland House of Music and Events

Portland, ME

$10 Advance / $12 Day of Show

This event is all ages

Sam Outlaw
Sam Outlaw
Sam Outlaw is a country singer living in Los Angeles.

He was born in South Dakota and 'Outlaw' is his mother's maiden name.

Sam writes original songs that seek to capture the spirit of the classic country and rock music he learned from his favorite singers and songwriters, such as Don Williams, James Taylor, Gene Watson, Keith Whitley, Tom Petty and Gram Parsons.

While still relatively new to the scene a lot has happened in only two short years.

2014 saw the release of Sam's self-released EP and regular live appearances throughout Southern California. Buzz from these performances earned him a slot at the 2014 Stagecoach Festival in the Coachella Valley, followed by his Nashville debut at the world-renowned live music showcase, Music City Roots - and later that year - AmericanaFest.

In late 2014 returned home to Los Angeles to record his debut full-length album, "Angeleno" produced by roots music legend Ry Cooder.

The record was released June 9th, 2015 to critical acclaim (Six Shooter Records / Thirty Tigers) with major outlets such as Rolling Stone, NPR and The Guardian placing the album on their 'best of' lists for the year.

2016 is proving to be the busiest so far.

Sam has already completed an extensive U.S. tour as well as international headlining tours in Australia, Scandinavia, England and Spain. Most recently, the L.A. Times premiered Sam's music video for "Angeleno" and Stagecoach welcomed Sam back for their 2016 festival.

Through all this he's started production on his second album and keeps a regular tour schedule with upcoming appearances across the U.S. and abroad.
Dori Freeman
Dori Freeman is a twenty-five-year-old singer and songwriter from the southwestern hills of Virginia. Dori comes from a family of artists - her father and grandfather both respected musicians. Her style subscribes to no one genre, but the influence of her Appalachian upbringing lies at the core of her music - heard especially in the lulling mountain drawl of her voice. She sings without affect and with striking clarity.

Dori's style was shaped by American Roots music: Bluegrass, Rhythm and Blues, and Old Country. Her early introduction to musicians like Doc Watson, The Louvin Brothers, Linda Ronstadt, and Iris Dement have heavily influenced her music. Dori learned how to play the guitar at fifteen and began writing her own material a few years later, citing the work of Rufus Wainwright as the spark that inspired her to pen her first song.

Dori currently lives in Galax, VA.
Venue Information:
Portland House of Music and Events
25 Temple Street
Portland, ME, 04101
http://www.portlandhouseofmusic.com/