Showcase runs 6:00-8:30pm at Branch Street Deli, 203 E Branch St., Arroyo Grande. (805) 489-9099. The showcase includes one featured act, playing a 45-minute set to close out the show, and others playing 4-song sets. We pass the tip jar during the featured set, otherwise no cover. All ages are welcome.
Sam Burns is an American indie-folk artist originally from Austin, Texas. He is currently on the cusp of graduating from the University of Northern Colorado with a degree in classical guitar. Sam has been developing his songwriting muscle and idiosyncratic voice since he was a young child. At 18 he was awarded with a scholarship to attend the music conservatory at Southern Methodist University. He then joined a folk trio called The Coordinates based out of Austin. In 2014, the group went on to get signed by a label which coincided with a management/publishing deal. This paved the way for Sam to be a supporting act for such artists as The Los Lonely Boys, Bob Schneider, Junior Brown, just to name a few. By 2016, Sam had already toured half of the country as a professional musician. The band dissolved at the end of 2016 and Sam decided to get a fresh start in Colorado. Since his arrival he has made huge steps in finishing his degree in music and has made quite a name for himself in the folk scene of Northern Colorado. In the past two years Sam has released 2 full-length albums, averaged 100 shows a year in the state of Colorado, organized and pursued tours throughout the Pacific Northwest and the Northeast. http://samburnsmusic.com/