Southern Nights: Sam Lewis (USA)
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Every wednesday, Southern Nights. High quality American Roots music in our upstairs room. This week Sam Lewis.
Sam Lewis has collaborated with everyone from Leon Russell to The Wood Brothers. Chris Stapleton dubbed him “a modern Townes Van Zandt”. He’s often labeled with some form of the word ‘soulful’ (some have even compared his voice to molasses), Lewis’ style meets at a juncture of many different genres however there’s something indescribably different and with his most recent works (Loversity), he’s discovered what most musicians spend lifetimes working for; the place where feel-good music meets vital social commentary.
Loversity is a powerful return from his three-year studio hiatus. Billboard announced the album and premiered the video for the first single, “One and The Same”. The album landed Lewis a spot on Rolling Stone’s “10 New Artists to Watch” list, with writer Marissa Moss describing the album as, “… seventies psychedelic soul, with a storyteller’s eye, a swampy Southern groove and an emotional, political punch.”
While each song on Loversity has a distinct sound, they all circle back to one universal theme. “This is the closest thing I’ll ever write to a concept album. The idea is that we are all trying to get somewhere — all running from something or toward something. We’re all together in it, though.”
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