Whether crossing genres or state lines, Sam Lewis has pieced together a story people need to hear. His self-titled debut pulls together some of Nashville’s most seasoned musicians, who have helped put the breath into a body of songs that are as straight-forward and captivating as the man who sings them.
Music was one of the few constants in Sam’s life. His family never stayed anywhere for long, which meant that friendships were forged between himself and the music he absorbed, from Roy Orbison to Van Morrison to Willie Nelson. The influence of Ray Charles can be felt from the first note to the last beat, making Sam’s debut a complimentary companion to Charles’ own, two-volume Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music.
We took the time to ask Sam a few questions! Here’s what he had to say:
What’s the first gig you ever attended?
David Allan Coe -Wintson Salem, NC 1999
What is the best gig that you ever performed?
March 20th, 2013 at Eddie’s Attic!
What is the best gig you have ever seen?
Bruce Springsteen – Greensboro, NC 2008
Gig you would most like to play?
Saturday Night Live
What would be the lineup for your dream gig?
Triple bill featuring John Prine, Willie Nelson, and Bonnie Raitt
Make sure you check out Sam Lewis live at Eddie’s Attic, this Wednesday March 20th!