Samantha Stollenwerck

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Samantha Stollenwerck
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Background information
BornSeptember 8
Los Angeles, California, United States
OriginBerkeley, California, United States
GenresPop, rock, folk, world
Occupation(s)Singer-songwriter, guitarist
InstrumentsSinging, guitar
Years activesince 1999
LabelsIn The Pocket Records, Dusty Peach Records
Associated actsGalactic, Danielle Brisebois, Manny Marroquin

Samantha Stollenwerck (born September 8, 1978) is an American singer-songwriter. She has recorded 4 full-length albums, “Square One,” “Carefree,” "Lights Down & Unreleased" and "Traveler's Songbook" and also released a 4-song EP entitled, “Summerlove”. "Carefree" was released on November 10, 2009 on indie label Dusty Peach Records. "Traveler's Songbook" was released on November 25, 2014.


Stollenwerck’s debut album, “Square One” was self-produced and released in 2005 on an independent record label in San Francisco, In The Pocket Records.[1]

Stollenwerck partnered with producer Jeff Trott to record “Carefree”.[2] She collaborated with songwriter Danielle Brisebois.[3]

Stollenwerck's latest record "Traveler's Songbook" was recorded after traveling through more than 30 countries and incorporating global and cultural influences in the songs. The songs and music videos feature elements of Germany, Eritrea, Russia, the Arctic and Antarctic Regions, Uganda, Rwanda and Yemen. One of the influences of this project was Paul Simon's "Graceland".

Stollenwerck has used her music and travel for philanthropic purposes, raising funds through her music to build a school in Laos with Pencils of Promise. She collaborated with G. Love on the song "Ooh Dee Ooh" as part of the Patagonia Music Collective and helped build a community center and music program with SYRV, a clean water initiative in Nicaragua.

Stollenwerck and Mark Foster of Foster the People recorded a never-released version of Joni Mitchell's "California" for a statewide tourism campaign. She co-wrote and was featured on Right the Stars song "Don't Let Me Go to Sleep" on the album "The Only Thing" released October 14, 2014.


Samantha Stollenwerck at the 2014 Nuremberg Bardentreffen festival
Samantha Stollenwerck with her band 2014 at the Bardentreffen festival

Stollenwerck gained attention in San Francisco with the support of KFOG radio and key slots at venues such as the Fillmore and Shoreline Amphitheater.[4] Stollenwerck has performed at major festivals such as Bonnaroo Music Festival, South by Southwest and Austin City Limits, and High Sierra Music Festival as well as tours with Ziggy Marley, G. Love and Special Sauce and Blues Traveler.[5] In 2011 she performed at Super Bowl XLV in Dallas, TX.


Album Tracks
Square One
  • Released: February 22, 2005
  • Label: In The Pocket Records
  • ASIN: B0007IO6VO
  1. "Missed The Sunset"
  2. "Don't Ya Know"
  3. "Frank Sinatra"
  4. "Aesop's Fables"
  5. "Icicles"
  6. "Her Style(Diamonds)"
  7. "Anything For That"
  8. "The Party Life"
  9. "Thousands of Ways"
  10. "Happily Married Man"
  11. "Square One"
SummerLove EP
  1. "Summer Love"
  2. "Trouble"
  3. "Fetish"
  4. "Little More Love"
  • Releasing: November 10, 2009
  • Label: Dusty Peach Records
  • ASIN: B002TMOGE8
  1. "Oblivious"
  2. "Japanese Single"
  3. "Carefree"
  4. "One of Your Tattoos"
  5. "Write His Name in The Sky"
  6. "Is This My Life"
  7. "Icicles (Acoustic)"
  8. "Trouble"
  9. "Next Best Thing"
  10. "Knock on Wood"
Traveler's Songbook
  • Releasing: November 25, 2014
  • Label: Samantha Stollenwerck Music
  1. "Catherine the Great"
  2. "Youth Revolts"
  3. "Master of the Universe"
  4. "Chasing Valleys"
  5. "The Outsider"
  6. "Cherry Blossom"
  7. "Dandelions"
  8. "If I Leave LA"
  9. "Unbroken"
  10. "Onnalee"
  11. "Onnalee (Demo Extra)"


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