New Video released 9/13/19!!! Only Yesterday !!

A pleasing find, Sam Friend has wide appeal, broad range and depth, with a lifetime of storytelling he's set for an enduring career. Listen up.”

Fiona Ord-Shrimpton,

Sam Friend is a composer, vocalist, and guitarist. He founded Sam Friend and the Hoodoo Sauce in New York City in 2011, performing regularly in Manhattan before they recorded their first EP at the legendary Jungle City Studios. Sam co-founded the New Orleans Swamp Donkeys in 2012 and toured internationally with the band for several years, while also making a viral video with over one million hits, with their version of the Game of Thrones theme song. 

Friend's original music has been featured on NCIS, CBS,, National Public Radio, and elsewhere-- he has headlined New York's Blue Note, B.B. Kings, Ginny's at the Red Rooster, London's Ronnie Scott's, and a variety of jazz festivals all over the globe. 

Sam released an album of all original music, entitled Twin, in December of 2016. The album was recorded at the Parlor Recording Studio and featured Geoff Clapp on Drums, Chris Severin on Bass, Beck Burger on Keys, and Joe Goldberg on saxophone. 

Work is currently underway on Sam's next full length original album. 

Stay tuned for the next round of shows, and feel free to go to our contact page with any inquiries about Sam's compositional, arranging, and performance work. 



NEW INTERVIEW ON KYLE EAGLE's nationally syndicated show THE MAJOR SCALE:

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Sam Friend is like Ry Cooder by way of Charlie Christian with a soupcon of Dock Boggs, Louis Jordan, Jeff Buckley and Son House. Like a young Dylan, he’s making something entirely new out of what came before.”

— Sam Kashner, Vanity Fair

"TWIN" Album Cover Photo by Harry Benson and Design by David Good.

Music and Lyrics © Sam Friend Music 2016