Biography

Biography

Song-Writer / Singer / Sound Designer / Producer

Sam Buonavolontà (Italian Translation: Goodwill) has been crafting experimental music under the alias "Sam Goodwill" for over a decade. Rooted in thematic lyricism, the music combines engaging songwriting with the drama and energy you'd expect from a Rock n' Roll show. Though by-and-large a solo effort, Sam collaborates with a rotating cast of friends and respected colleagues in the studio and on stage.


Co-Founder of a warehouse studio in Youngstown, OH (Historian Recording Co.) Sam mixes and manufactures sound and dialog for independent movies. This is also where band's such as Mount Eerie, Kelley Deal and Noveller have passed through to record live performances for the concert series "Historian Sessions" that Sam started with his wife and several friends.


With two releases (2009's "Stampede" EP and 2012's fan-funded "History" LP), Sam has toured extensively in both US & Europe, sharing the stage with bands such as Temples, Reel Big Fish, PAWS and Damien Jurado.


More recently Sam released two split singles.

First, a split 7" on UK label, Song by Toad Records. The vinyl was shared with DIY pioneer and legend in his own right, Brendan Massei (Viking Moses). The two were on tour in the UK when they spent a few days at Song by Toad Records HQ. During their visit Sam was fighting illness and was days away from losing his voice completely. They managed to do some casual recording which turned into some of the rawest material Sam Goodwill has released to date.
Second, a lost Bruce Springsteen cover Sam was asked to record for a movie soundtrack nearly a decade ago. The tune was unshelved in 2018 by Record Label and Youngstown , Ohio landmark, Peppermint Records. The cassette has Sam's cover of "Youngstown" back to back with Anthony LaMarca's (The Building, The War on Drugs) cover of "The River".

Sam Goodwill is set to release their sophomore LP later 2019 via Peppermint Records / Misra Records. 

Preorder available soon!


"Their lyrics are well crafted and soulful, their melodies a tapestry in a house built out of rhythm."
-Alternative Press Magazine

"Light years ahead of anything else I’ve heard recently in terms of sophistication."
-To Eleven Blog

"A very good band. I thought the writing, aesthetic and performances were excellent."
-TW Walsh (Pedro The Lion, The Soft Drugs, Lo Tom)