With rich soulful vocals, well-crafted songs, roots country and blue-eyed soul Sam Lewis is connecting the dots. Whether crossing genres or state lines, he has pieced together a story people need to hear. Sam Lewis’ debut album ‘Waiting on you’ received a top review from Mojo and featured in the Telegraph’s list of top country albums from 2015.
Lewis’ record Loversity released in May 2018 is composed of 14 tracks that Lewis has spent over a year and a half writing and playing for others. Since Waiting on You, his classic style remains present yet matured, with a more refined worldview, “These newer songs have been harder to write, but extremely necessary given the current climate I find the world in.” Recorded at Southern Ground Studios with engineer and co-producer Brandon Bell, the album spans from upbeat songs like the title track “Loversity” to the darker “One in the Same,” an electric guitar heavy ballad with a driving force reminiscent of the Black Keys’ Brothers. While most songs are originals, the record includes “Accidental Harmony”, a lullaby that fellow Nashville songwriter John Mann wrote for his first born child, and “Natural Disaster”, a Loudon Wainwright song that Lewis felt drawn to.
As current events in the world divide the masses based on difference, Sam Lewis’ new album is a soul-filled, catchy collection of reminders that diversity and unity can co-exist.
Glide Magazine gave the album 8/10 stars, saying, “... in a year absolutely packed with strong albums, this one is right near the top.” The album has also received praise from outlets like Art + Design, AXS, Rolling Stone, PopMatters, Billboard, and American Songwriter, which featured an insightful track by track from Lewis himself. Lewis has recently toured with bands like Los Lobos, Hard Working Americans, Marty Stuart & His Fabulous Superlatives, and Delbert McClinton, in addition to appearing on lineups for 2018’s Savannah Stopover and the coveted Luck Reunion, held on Willie Nelson’s ranch. Loversity is available on iTunes, Amazon , and Spotify ; fans can also order packaged collections and vinyl via his website .
As of late summer 2018 Sam Lewis has over 1 Million streams on Spotify.
“There’s so much soul pouring out of this guy’s pores you could bathe in it. It’s like hearing Al Green for the first time.” – Grant Britt, No Depression
“…he sounds from another time, or timeless. Either way, good.” – **** Sylvie Simmons, Mojo Magazine
"...a modern day Townes Van Zandt" ...Chris Stapleton
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