Immersing one’s self in the things that make you who you are is a task easier said than done. Nashville based Sam Johnston has learned this to the fullest extent in the process of creating his debut full length album Cannonball.
A Dallas native, Johnston has developed a reputation as a rising light in the blues rock world. At 21, he released his debut EP Longing which received support from Spotify, Deezer, Amazon Music, and more as well as charted at #2 on the US iTunes blues charts on multiple occasions (and has since charted in 19 other countries on iTunes and Apple Music). Alongside his 2019 single “Isabelle,” he has accumulated over 2 million streams cross-platform.
His dynamic voice, blistering guitar playing, and introspective lyricism has made him a force to be reckoned with. This reputation has allowed him to share the stage with acts such as Colony House, KINGFISH, Bowling For Soup, 3OH!3, Smooth Hound Smith, and more as well as showcasing at SXSW 2022.
Alongside producer Drew Long (Judah & The Lion, Betcha, Kris Allen...), Johnston has created an album that borrows from influences such as Alabama Shakes, The War on Drugs, Tame Impala, and Dawes. Embracing change, Cannonball is a full splash.
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