youngsamjames
CONTACT

SEEKING

Band to Join, Vocalist, Vocalist - Tenor, Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Bass Guitar, Drums, Violin, Keyboard, Piano, Background Singer, Harmonica, Flute, Other, Banjo, Mandolin, Fiddle, Dobro, Vocalist - Alto, Steel guitar, Upright bass, Cello, Accordion, Ukulele.

ABOUT

Putting together an Americana project as a duo/trio/full band. Seeking those who play one or more of the following: bass, banjo, harmonica, guitar, mandolin, piano, vocals, or virtually anything else.

"Young Sam James is a singer-songwriter from Philadelphia who delivers an honest and straightforward, though occasionally surreal, view of life with his distinctive mix of haunting and humorous lyrics. A multi-instrumentalist with a fondness for American folk and blues music, he layers those lyrics over his home-brewed style of fingerpicking on guitar and banjo. Always in search for the subject of his next song, he weaves witty tales of humanity's past, present, and future from the unique view of a realist who can't help but dream. Often described as having an "old soul," he connects with any audience through personal stories and enjoys nothing more than sharing his music and thoughts with those willing to listen."

Since 2013, I have performed as a member of Pie-Eyed Preachers (folk rock) and Shaky DeVille (rock/punk).

From 2014-2015, I operated a music venue in Philly; booking bands, working sound, etc.

Screen name:
youngsamjames
Member since:
Feb 10 2013
Active within 1 week
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
15
Gigs played:
50 to 100

Influences

EVERYTHING...but also
David Bromberg
John Prine
George Carlin
The Pogues/Shane MacGowan
The Dubliners
The Clancy Brothers & Tommy Makem
Hot Tuna
Creedence Clearwater Revival
AC/DC
Tom Paxton
Pete Seeger
Woody Guthrie

EQUIPMENT

Everything I need.

MUSIC