Sam Weber is a singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist in the vein of Jackson Browne, The Band, The Wood Brothers and Gillian Welch. He has been touring independently and internationally with his band since 2013. Years spent refining songs at home in North Saanich, BC and working in studios in Los Angeles have honed Weber’s craft to a fine point. His live show pairs heartfelt songwriting with world-class musicianship and three-part harmony. Through the characters and anecdotes in his songs, Weber sings about the truths of love, life and family. He has released two LPs to date, 2014's Shadows in the Road and 2016's Valentina Nevada. His New Agile Freedom EP will be released via Sonic Unyon Records this spring as a taster before his hotly anticipated third album, due in late summer.
Sam was born into a musical family. He started piano lessons when he was 6 years old but made a swift transition to the electric guitar the first time he heard the Aerosmith song “Dream On”. In the summer of 2011, Sam attended a summer program at the Berklee College of Music on scholarship. He was one of ten other young songwriters chosen to perform in front of his class at the Berklee Performance Center. During that time he shared private songwriting classes with pop-star Maggie Rogers; the two have remained friends ever since. While at school in Boston, he snuck out of his dorm after curfew and rode the train to Cambridge to hear Adrianne Lenker (Big Thief) play a show at a small art gallery. In interviews, he cites Adriannes performance as one of the most compelling he’s ever seen.
Despite being offered a scholarship to attend Berklee full time, he returned home to North Saanich and began learning how to record himself properly. During his last few years of high-school, Sam met and started playing shows with likeminded classmates at school. It was during this time he met long-time drummer and collaborator, Marshall Wildman. While the two were still underage, they would go out to bars on school nights and play shows until 2 AM.
By the end of his senior year in high school Sam was working in studios recording other bands and completing his first LP, Shadows in the Road. The album was picked up by Canadian label Cordova Bay Records who signed him to a modest two-album deal. His music caught the ear of music journalist Anil Prasad, who interviewed Sam for a three-page feature in Guitar Player magazine. Sam remains one of the youngest people ever to be featured by the publication.
Weber and his band played 50+ shows over the summer and fall of 2018, included a KEXP-affiliated concert series in Seattle, WA, shows in Norway and Sweden, and numerous concerts and festivals across North America.