New Artist Spotlight: Sam Lewis

Sam Lewis will wow you with his uncanny similarity to the Black Keys, combined with added flairs of Southern groove and seventies soul.

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Having been called a “modern Townes van Zandt" by none other than Chris Stapleton, it is no surprise that Lewis has such a poetic and moving sound. Lewis has been finessing this sound and finding meaning in his music since 2009, when he relocated to East Nashville and has since gained quite a local following.

Lewis' soulful breed of Americana has led to opening spots for Stapleton and Marty Stuart. Along with opening for other artists, Lewis has also released two excellent LPs; but, his upcoming album, Loversity, might just be his breakout moment.

Unlike his previous music, Loversity provokes deeper and darker emotions, while focusing on the uncertainties of the country and world. When talking to Rolling Stone, Lewis explained the possibly-controversial content of his upcoming album, “Being political wasn't the mission, but it's a sense of duty. My angle and my approach is 'Ok, we've all acknowledged this thing, and what can you do about it? What do you think?' I have a microphone and I'm still learning how to use it. And this project is going to push me out there a little further into the uncomfortable zone, and that's fine. We need more conversations. I hope I'm not the only one that's getting some of this out there in a creative and loving way."

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Watch the video for “One And The Same," one of the songs off of Lewis' upcoming album, Loversity, which will be released March 23rd.