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Sallie Ford and The Sound Outside

Sallie Ford and The Sound Outside - FUV Live - 2013

by Alisa Ali

WFUV's Rita Houston recently hosted a concert at Hill Country Live in New York City with the Portland band Sallie Ford and The Sound Outside. The band performed songs from their latest album, Untamed Beast, as well as songs from their debut full-length album, Dirty Radio, during this clean radio broadcast.

WFUV at SXSW: Sallie Ford at Hotel San Jose

by Laura Fedele
Photo by Laura Fedele/WFUV

Critics are tripping over themselves to love this band, and you can hear their songs all over the television (the parts without the swear words, anyway).

The second album from Sallie Ford and The Sound Outside (@SallieFordMusic), Untamed Beast, pays strong tribute to the early sounds of rock — just don't call her rockabilly or you'll piss her off. (Sing along: “Can’t wait to see the day when all the genres melt away!”)

Sallie Ford and The Sound Outside - Words and Music - 2013

by Alisa Ali

Portland, Oregonians are pretty lucky to have Sallie Ford &The Sound Outside as a hometown band. The quartet dedicates itself to blending the best elements of rock, roots, swing and country, with a bluesy swagger and a gospel sense of testimony. Powered by Sallie's singular voice and attitude, the band's sophomore album Untamed Beast is out today, and ahead of an upcoming tour with Thao & The Get Down Stay Down, Sallie and the guys made a return trip to Studio A.