• The Opposite Of Love

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    New Tune / Stripped Down

    This song found it's legs about mid tour in Glasgow, Scotland.  Until then, it had been living in an obsure corner of an external harddrive.  We had a show at the Glad Cafe and I figured out the chords back stage a few minutes before my set.  About three songs into my set I just went for it. This is pretty much what came out that night and it became one of my favorite songs to play for the rest of the tour.

    This song now exists in a more fleshed out form and it will likely be a single on the next release.  I wanted to first however give this version some time to be heard without comparison. 

    I hope you enjoy.


  • Tour Dates:

    On tour with Bell Lungs(UK)

    9.2 / NORTH ADAMS, MA - Freeman's Grove Benevolent Society

    9.3 / PLATTSBURGH, NY - The ROTA Studio and Gallery

    9.5 / ROCHESTER, NY - Vinyard Community Space

    9.6 / BUFFALO, NY - Silo City 

    9.7 / YOUNGSTOWN, OH -Historian Recording Co.

    9.8 / PITTSBURGH, PA - Hambone's

    9.9 / BALTIMORE, MD - Tushetowne

    9.10 / HARRISBURG, PA - The MakeSpace

  • Cover Song Alert

    What you feel in a Vic Chesnutt song is rare, few people have what he had.  To cover one of his songs is to inhabit something painful but come out feeling cleansed.  I hope you enjoy this and that you'll check out the vast body of work he left us.

  • New "35mm..." Section added to the Site.

    New "35mm..." Section added to the Site.

    Hey Everyone,  

    I've added a new section to the page dedicated to my photography.  It's called 35mm by Sam under the VISUAL tab.  I hope to add to it regularly and perhaps even document (the slightest of) skill development in this area as I become more experienced.  All of the images were / will be shot on 35mm film and professionally developed from film to the digital format that you're seeing here.  A lot of the photos will be from travel experiences but I'll also be shooting from my home & studio in Youngstown, OH as I record bands or myself or whatever ... my cat probably.

    I may set up a store for easy print purchasing but for now If you'd like a print, feel free to email me:

    I hope you enjoy these, I'm finding this medium to be a fullfilng outlet and I just want to share the experience with you.


  • Aberdeen, Scotland / Silver City Sessions

    We had a day off in Aberdeen, Scotland so before we retired to an evening of snacks, alcohol and viewings of Gentlemen Broncos and The Devil In Daniel Johnston we spent the afternoon at D-Range studio where the Silver City Sessions are recorded. 

    I've never tested new material out on the road before, in fact it's pretty vaulted until it's respective album is released.  For whatever reason, these songs at the moment feel appropriate to let whom it may interest have a peak into the writing process.  So in that way this tour was fertile, it opened the songs up to a spontaneity that I've never even considered accessing which invited a visceral side of myself in on the writing process. 

    In the featured track Quote Unquote you'll see a snapshot of where the song was at the time / in the context of this session.  Three days prior I'd completely lost my voice, which made two of the three shows a fucking nightmare.  Bob and I managed to pull together an instrumental set for those shows and for the third show my voice was back but riddled with coughing and throat clearing.  By the time we arrived to this session I was loaded with over the counter drugs and all things considered, ready to play.  This video shows our first and only take because I genuinely didn't know if my voice would completely give out in the middle of a 2nd take. 

    I hope you enjoy it, mistakes and all!

    This video also has a performance by Viking Moses and Katie of Best Girl Athelete.

    Thanks to Charley B. at Fitlike Recs for setting us up with this session and for his unparrelled hospitality.