Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Sam Densmore

7 p.m.


21 and over

Sam Densmore

Sam Densmore

Portland-based Sam Densmore epitomizes what it means to be Oregonian.

Born in coastal Coos Bay, the singer/songwriter was raised modestly and at age 10 taught himself the guitar, playing in a slew of alternative bands through the ‘90s and embracing a defining era in the Pacific Northwest's musical heritage. Eventually he made the move to folk-leaning solo artist and Open Marriage, the fourth release under his own name, marks his first recordings with a full band in 5 years.

It's obvious within the first bar of album's first single, Flood You, that Open Marriage is the culmination of Densmore's musical adventures to date. Starting with a hooky acoustic guitar walkup before ripping into overdriven electric guitar and a four-on-the-floor groove, the alternative roots of his formative years blend perfectly with more recent explorations in folk. Recorded live-off-the-floor in his own studio, the grassroots influence of a life lived in Oregon permeates the track and sets the tone for the ten-song album.

Sam has released a video single titled 'Wide Eyed Tripper' from his latest full length effort titled Open Marriage, set for full release in April of 2017.

Sam has had music placed in the Showtime TV series 'Shameless' and the film 'Bear City'. He's also previously released 4 albums with his former band, Silverhawk.

Sam has recently toured Europe, Oregon, Washington, Montana, Idaho, Colorado, and Alaska. Set lists include songs from his upcoming 2017 release, Open Marriage, as well as material from his previous releases.



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