Sam Davol

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Sam Davol
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Sam Davol playing with The Magnetic Fields in 2001
Background information
Born (1970-02-02) February 2, 1970 (age 47)
Occupation(s) Musician
Instruments Cello, flute
Associated acts The Magnetic Fields

Samuel Bradford Davol (born February 2, 1970[1]) is a musician best known for his work with the indie pop band The Magnetic Fields. He is featured several times in videos for The Magnetic Fields, and in the opening for "Born on a Train", his cello is featured at the beginning of the video. He also appears in Strange Powers, a 2009 documentary about Stephin Merritt.

Born in 1970, he has a law degree from New York University[2] and graduated magna cum laude from Harvard University. He and his family now live in Lower Manhattan.[3]

Along with his wife, Leslie, Davol is a founder and executive director of Boston Street Lab, a non-profit organization which creates programs for public space.[3]


  1. ^ United States birth records
  2. ^ Bernstein, Fred A. "Quitting Their Day Jobs and Scaling Up." The New York Times. 22 Nov. 2007.
  3. ^ a b "About Street Lab". Retrieved 26 July 2011. 

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