November 17, 2015
Taken into account the admiration for inspirational writers and poets (W.C. Williams, Ernst Hemingway, Charles Bukowski), Red Sammy is a true Americana singer-songwriter.
Baltimore born Adam Trice began performing/recording as Red Sammy in early 2007. Trice’s love for literature is not only evident in his lyrics, but in the name of his musical endeavor. “Red Sammy” is taken from a minor character, “Red Sammy Butts,” in Flannery O’Connor’s short story “A Good Man is Hard to Find.” Resembling bits of Tom Waits, Bob Dylan, and The Pixies; Red Sammy is a soft blend of rock, folk, country, and blues. Four albums and one book of poetry (In Places with Bad Lighting) later, Red Sammy has achieved international notoriety appearing on radio stations from 98.1 The River in Asheville, NC to CIUT-FM in Toronto and MeerRadio in the Netherlands. Additionally, Red Sammy has shared stages with touring artists including Mike Watt & the Missingmen, Deer Tick, Mark Kozelek, and Phosphorescent; as well as winning the nomination for Local Band of This Month by Washington DC’s Deli Magazine.
Red Sammy’s new album, Creeps & Cheaters, is available for free streaming on Bandcamp. Don’t miss him live with The Griz Band, Reverend TJ McGlinchey, and Dambana this Saturday November 21st at Connie’s Ric Rac in the Italian Market. Eight bucks at 8pm, but get there early for happy hour at 7! Also, tune in all this week to hear Red Sammy in heavy rotation. You can catch a track at the beginning of every Gashouse Live (Tuesday/Thursday 7pm ET). If you like (or hate) what you hear, please share your opinion by using the thumbs up/down buttons! For more info and updates, check out Red Sammy’s official webpage.