"Coming Home" has been released!

"Coming Home," 
Cover art by Léa Dolo Grzywacz

"Coming Home," Cover art by Léa Dolo Grzywacz

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, recorded 4 albums while also making a viral video with over one million unique views, with the band’s trad-jazz version of the Game of Thrones theme song. 

Friend 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. His original music has been featured on NCIS:New Orleans, CBS, VanityFair.com and National Public Radio. He has also appeared onscreen in Gordon Ramsay's 24 Hours to Hell and Back and John Stuart Muller's 2016 feature film Indiscretion, amongst other small roles in tv/film. 

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.

In September of 2020, Sam released the album "Coming Home." It was recorded at Studio in the Country in Bogalusa, LA. The album features Andrew Elmo Price on Bass, Beck Burger on keys, Nick Solnick on Drums, and Bryce Eastwood on saxophone. It also features guest vocal performances by the Chapel Hart Band and by Alicia Renee aka Blue Eyes.

A true Jack of all musical trades”

Robert Fontenot, Offbeat Magazine

Coming Home is now available on all major platforms

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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