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Sam Friend

The Long, Lonesome Road Sam Friend, 28, is a singer-songwriter, guitarist, banjoist, composer, arranger, and bandleader known for his command of the blues, rock, funk, and traditional jazz. Based in New Orleans and hailing from New Rochelle, N.Y., he interned at Jazz at Lincoln Center and received a degree in musical composition from Amherst College, composing and performing a 40-minute jazz suite, “The One of Us,” for 40 musicians, including big-band, nonet, and acapella. In 2012, Friend co-founded the New Orleans Swamp Donkeys Traditional Jass Band with trumpet player and vocalist James Williams, also featuring Wes Anderson IV (Quad) on Tuba, Jon Ramm on Trombone, and Joshua "Jams" Marotta on Drums


Label: Self Produced
Released: 2017


Label: Self Produced
Released: 2017
Track listing: Would You Save My Life (Solo); Fast and Still; Here We Go Again; Strange Love; Generate Light; Show Your Face; Settle Down; Rhythm or Rhyme; This House Just Ain't A Home; Would You Save My Life; Becoming Who I Want To Be.


Sam Friend: Twin

Read "Twin" reviewed by Fiona Ord-Shrimpton

It's probably not best practice to liken anyone to anyone, yet we do it all the time, take comfort in the left hand column on CD Baby, or the recommends on iTunes or Amazon. Forgive this Captain Obvious then, when Sam Friend's album Twin gets likened to James Taylor and his son, Ben Taylor here, so ...


Rhythm Or Rhyme

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2017
Duration: 5:07


Singer-Songwriter Sam Friend New Release "Twin"

Singer-Songwriter Sam Friend New Release "Twin"

The acclaimed singer-songwriter Sam Friend lost his twin sister, Molly, in 2015. In her honor, he has just released his first full- length solo album, Twin. Friend, 28, was born in New York and moved to jny: New Orleans in 2012, where he co-founded the The New Orleans Swamp Donkeys, which has performed at leading jazz ...


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