Sam is an extremely talented musician who has big dreams of one day hoping to pay his bills with his original music. He’s a multi instrumentalist who plays guitar bass piano and drums and he’s also singer songwriter who is equally skilled in aspects of of music such as theory, lyric writing, and arrangement. Now out of all of these things, the most interesting and unbelievable aspect of Sam is his favorite genre of music is Oldies music from the 60’s and 70’s. Not only has Sam had a strong passion for these eras of music for his entire life, Over the years, he has gained so much knowledge of this era of music that I wouldn’t be exaggerating if I were to call him a Walking Encyclopedia of 60’s Pop music (his knowledge of that era of music goes beyond the expectations of any kid his age). Now Sam’s original music is branded as Retro Throwback 60’s Pop, with his influences coming from the likes of such groups as the Rascals, Gary Puckett and the Union Gap, Gary Lewis and the Playboys, Petula Clark, the Hollies, the Fifth Dimension, Johnny Rivers, and so many other bands from that era. While Sam borrows many arrangement and chord progression ideas from his biggest influences, he still manages to put his own stamp on his original music by coming up with fresh and original lyric ideas for his songs. For example, in “She Just Wasn’t There For Me”, he tells a story of a man who goes to a fortune teller to see when he’ll meet his dream girl, only to find out her prediction doesn’t come true. While most love songs tend be about falling in love or falling out of love, in Sam’s “To Catch A Fish In the Sea”, he talks about the very real struggle he has with finding a romantic relationship, a topic that you almost never hear in commercial love songs.