The Samples

The Samples

25 years after starting his full fledged music career with The Samples, Sean Kelly continues to delight fans with music that transcends genres, age and shatters the rules of the established music industry. Throughout his career, Sean has been the driving influence of 20 albums and over 1 million records sold.
Sean started playing guitar at age 16 listening to Neil Young, Rolling Stones and Jackson Browne. Those influences mixed with his own poignant and timeless lyrics, a unique and striking voice and a mind for melodies led to songs like Little Silver Ring, Feel Us Shaking and Wild River. For many fans, these aren't new songs or old songs, but anthems to their lives that represent the first time they met their wife or the joys of their times at college.
The Samples are more than a band - they represent a culture of fans and music that go beyond who happens to be playing in the band at any given time. There have been many members of The Samples, but Sean Kelly has been the consistent factor throughout all of the changes.

Sean's journeys across America have taken place in rental cars, tour buses and pickup trucks that would have literally taken him to the moon and back over the last quarter of a century. There is a lot of music in store in 2012 and beyond from Sean Kelly and The Samples.

Matt Hoffman (of Strange Americans)

Matt Hoffman is an American folk rock musician who founded Strange Americans. Following the success of their 2012 release, A Royal Battle, Matt focused on a solo live and recording project, resulting in the forthcoming EP, Lateral Moves. A true musician, artist and visionary for the endeavor, Hoffman performed and recorded nearly all instrumental and vocal tracks on the record.
The songs dive deeply into an honest exploration of human experience and emotion, advocating a raw and simple-yet-meaningful perspective. While imaginatively descriptive in their landscape, the lyrics are packaged in the authenticity that fuels Hoffman’s real and passionate delivery, clearly connecting performer and audience.
On stage, Hoffman performs as a solo act, spouting out renditions of tunes that burst with emotive musicianship. The sheer dynamism and direction of the interplay between guitar and voice establish a remarkably rich and powerful texture; add a folky harmonica to the mix for an additional color in the palette and the result is a truly captivating, memorable live performance.

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The Samples with Matt Hoffman (of Strange Americans)

Saturday, September 21 · 8:00 PM at The Walnut Room - Walnut Street Location