Sam Sims

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Sam Sims
Birth nameSamuel Sims
Born1980 (age 40–41)
Alabama, United States
GenresIsland, folk rock
Occupation(s)Musician, singer-songwriter
Instrumentsguitar, vocals, ukulele, dobro, harmonica
Years active2006–present
Websitesamsimsmusic.com

Sam Sims (born January 10, 1980) is an American singer-songwriter born in Huntsville, Alabama and calls Melbourne, Florida his new home away from home. He began his musical journey at age seven, learning piano from his mother, and start writing original songs by age fourteen.[1][2]

Sam continued to pursue his music passion while at the same time attended University of Alabama, class of 2002, and Texas A&M University graduating with MBA in 2003.

Taking a leap of faith, he continued grassroots, creating and playing folk-rock music and is known for his acoustic guitar, exquisite lyrics, soulful sounds and not to mention the ocean pitches of the ukulele.

In October 2015, Sam Sims Band was featured in the street and elite, "Music Connection Magazine", a popular monthly music print publication, for his infusing rock sounds with Hawaiian influences. A positivity culture that is getting a lot of attention, duetting on the song "It is Love".[3]

His "Hawaiian Christmas" song written and performed by Sam Sims was aired December 20, 2013 on CBS "Hawaii 5-0" in the episode "Pukana" with loving lyrics bringing hope to the world.[4]

Music career[edit]

Sims has been writing and performing music over the last two decades.[2][5][6][7]

  • 2019 Single The Motion
  • 2018 Single Mockingbird
  • 2018 Single Breathe
  • 2017 Single Karma Comes Back
  • 2017 Single Positive Vibration
  • 2017 Single Perfectly Better Than Fine
  • 2017 Single Wai Ola Flow
  • 2013 EP Christmas Songs
  • 2013 Album Into the Blue
  • 2011 Album Moments[4][8]
  • 2009 Album Neon Signs[1]

The music is available from iTunes,[9] Amazon, and Spotify[10] (amongst other distributors).

Musical style and influences[edit]

His songwriting style is centered on the folk music genre, performs on guitar, ukulele, and harmonica. His eclectic style incorporates Folk, Hawaiian, Soul and Rock. Many of his original compositions have an island flavor inspired by nature. Some of Sam's musical influences include Brett Dennen, Ray LaMontagne, Van Morrison, David Grey, Jim Croce, Pearl Jam, Tracy Chapman, IZ, Willie Nelson, Nick Drake, Ben Harper, Bob Dylan, Bob Marley, Eric Clapton, Albert King, Jimi Hendrix, and Jack Johnson.[6]

Sam has been inspired by a variety of styles to include: folk rock, pop, reggae, soul, blues, Hawaiian slack-key, Alternative rock, and bluegrass.

Personal life[edit]

In his spare time, Sims enjoys surfing, yoga, and meditation.

Discography[edit]

  • The Motion (2019)
  • Mockingbird (2018)
  • Breathe (2018)
  • Karma Comes Back (2017)
  • Positive Vibration (2017)
  • Perfectly Better Than Fine (2017)
  • Wai Ola Flow (2017)
  • Christmas Songs (2013)
  • Into the Blue (2013)
  • Moments (2011)
  • Neon Signs (2009)
  • Bluebird Avenue (2007)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Brevard Florida Live | Entertainment for the Space Coast of Florida". Brevardlive.com#sthash.mldzlloa.dpuf. Retrieved April 8, 2015.
  2. ^ a b "Sam Sims | Sam Sims Music | Home". Sam Sims Music. Retrieved April 8, 2015.
  3. ^ "Music Connection October 2015". Issuu. Retrieved October 9, 2015.
  4. ^ a b "Hawaii 5-0 Featuring the Hawaiian Christmas Song by Sam Sims". YouTube. December 23, 2013. Retrieved April 8, 2015.
  5. ^ "Sam Sims – Passion for Music | Rio Designs". 2012riodesigns.com. November 7, 2013. Archived from the original on November 1, 2014. Retrieved April 8, 2015.
  6. ^ a b "Concertscape Journal: Live In Florida With Sam Sims". Concertscapejournal.blogspot.com. Archived from the original on October 6, 2014. Retrieved April 8, 2015.
  7. ^ "Sam Sims | Sam Sims Music | Press". Sam Sims Music. Retrieved April 8, 2015.
  8. ^ "Hawaii Five-0". CBS.com. Retrieved April 8, 2015.
  9. ^ "iTunes – Music – Sam Sims". Itunes.apple.com. Retrieved April 8, 2015.
  10. ^ "Sam Sims | CD Baby Music Store". Cdbaby.com. Retrieved April 8, 2015.