Sammy Brue

Singer / Songwriter

Sammy Brue has been hailed as an "Americana prodigy" by Rolling Stone and a "wunderkind" by American Songwriter Magazine.   The just-turned 16-year-old is a remarkable young talent and released his debut full length I Am Nice today.  The album was produced by John Paul White of the Civil Wars and Ben Tanner of Alabama Shakes with Paste Magazine calling it a "marvelous debut record."  Among the first to champion Sammy's talents was fellow artist Justin Townes Earle, who became a songwriting mentor and also featured him on the cover of his 2014 album Single Mothers. Sammy has caught the attention of The New Yorker, The Wall Street Journal, The Fader and more with Vice's music site Noisey stating, "...the future of Americana/Folk/Country is in very young, very capable hands," continuing, " ...where Brue stands out isn't just his age, but his razor-sharp songwriting."  You can catch Sammy on tour in support of the record this summer.  This is Sammy Brue's Fidelity High: Bob Dylan // The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan // Columbia Records // 1963.  Sammy says, "Freewheelin' I think was the album that changed my perspective as a songwriter.  Being young and wanting to write songs, I looked at this album as a good way to start.  'Blowin' In The Wind' is so simple yet it is still as good today as ever.  I think that's what makes a great song.  'Oxford Town' brings up racism while 'Girl From The North Country' speaks to me so deeply.  This vinyl LP I'm holding was the first one in my collection, too.  It was a gift from a couple that held a folk playing circle at their house.  After we were done playing, they gave it to me and that started my obsession with records over CDs.  So Freewheelin' definitely holds a special place in my heart!"





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