“Country-rock fusion”; “60’s era vocals“; “moonshine rock”; no matter what style you hear from Sam C. Jones, there’s no doubt his music is timeless. Virginia-born and raised on a steady diet of hard rock and show-tunes, Sam discovered his love for country music while playing Elvis Presley in the hit musical Million Dollar Quartet. He’s since become a genre-bending songwriter, known for his vulnerable lyrics, big guitars, and haunting, heartfelt melodies. Sam’s debut EP Call Your Friends- a folk-rock effort about his childhood, lost love, and slaying mighty dragons - dropped on his 26th birthday and led to his first solo tour in Northern California.
Sam has since jumped head first into the classic and alt-country genres, releasing songs such as "Pour Me Another", a reflective and sorrowful homage to Willie Nelson and Johnny Cash, and "I Don't Want to Be An American Anymore," a Woody Guthrie style protest song in reaction to the January 6th, 2021 insurrection in Washington DC. The song went viral online and Sam has become an unlikely troubadour, drawing comparisons to Woody Guthrie, Arlo Guthrie, Yusuf / Cat Stevens and Phil Ochs, with fans begging for more protest songs reminiscent of these great songwriters.
Sam's new EP, Overdue Confession, is a deep dive into Sam's love for the Americana genre, and has garnered over 7500 streams on Spotify since its release in March of 2021. It showcases his versatility as a band leader, songwriter, and vocalist. With everything from blazing guitar solos and hard rock screams to stripped down ballads about the sea, Sam C. Jones is an Americana artist who's rise you don't want to miss.