Sam will be out with Todd Nance and Friends Friday October 9th at the IPA Alehouse in Greenville, SC and then Saturday October 10th at Southland Ballroom in Raleigh, NC. Tickets are on sale now.
In November, Sam will join Todd Nance and Friends again for 3 more shows. An early 8pm pre-Thanksgiving show in Atlanta at Smith's Olde Bar on Wednesday November 25th. Then Friday November 27th at the Charleston Pour House in South Carolina, and one final show in Macon at the Cox Capitol Theatre.
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Sam Holt Band is back on the road this July for five shows showcasing new members and a very special guest. The new Sam Holt Band line up features, Sam Holt on guitar, Adam Grace from Truth & Salvage CO, on keys, Ross Parker on bass, and Jeremy Ward on drums. This is the same line up Sam put together for the highly received “Remembering Mikey” shows. This band will bring the same chemistry to Sam’s original material. “The journey is the thing, and I’m excited to be on it with these guys,” says Holt.
Sam is known for his former band Outformation and his on stage appearances with Widespread Panic. The Sam Holt Band formed in late 2011 after Holt relocated to Colorado. Last fall Sam moved to Athens, GA which gave him the opportunity to play a month long residency of shows with Todd Nance from Widespread Panic who will join the Sam Holt Band as a special guest on the drums at the Atlanta show at Smith’s Olde Bar.
Sam Holt Band official Tour Dates:
July 16, 2015 – Lumpkin Street Station – Athens, GA
*Todd Nance, Daniel Hutchens, and Ed Anderson opening
July 17, 2015 – IPA Alehouse- Greenville, SC
July 18, 2015 – Smith’s Olde Bar- Atlanta, GA
*Todd Nance on drums
July 24, 2015 – Avondale Brewing Co- Birmingham, AL
July 25, 2015- Asheville Music Hall- Asheville, NC
“So we have our next victim.”
Those were the first words Widespread Panic guitarist Michael Houser said to Sam Holt when they met in Kansas City in the summer of 2000. Holt, a musician, had answered the phone the previous day and agreed to fill in as guitar tech for the band. That meant hopping on a plane, getting to their next show and figuring things out… pretty much on his own.
by Randy Ray
Sam Holt Band
Sam Holt—the late Michael Houser’s guitar tech, occasional Widespread Panic guest performer and Outformation band member—formed his own quartet in Colorado in 2011. The result is a seven-track debut album that features Panic frontman, John Bell and Bloodkin’s Danny Hutchens, and delivers a passionate work that spans numerous country textures within a Southern rock
vein. With more than a hint of road wisdom obtained from a lifetime of sharp company, a keen set of ears and Holt’s natural talent, the guitarist/ vocalist looms over the work—ready to rock—with a slice of anthemic poise on robust cuts like “Jesco,” which jells and jams, while “No Surrender” offers formidable chops. The title track underscores the inspired song cycle with modest grace.