Today we’d like to introduce you to Sam Weber.
Every artist has a unique story. Can you briefly walk us through yours?
I’m a singer-songwriter from North Saanich, British Columbia. I started touring Canada and playing shows out of high school. My drummer Marshall Wildman and me met some Angelinos by chance at a festival up in Canada and through the grapevine ended up coming down here to work with a hero of ours named Tyler Chester. Tyler’s wife is Canadian so, I think she probably had something to do with convincing him to play music with us.
Through Tyler, I got to know some folks in the LA scene. The music community here is small and friendly. To behold songwriters like Harrison Whitford and Johanna Samuels is a true joy. To watch and hear Madison Cunningham transform from prodigy into a once-in-a-lifetime artist has been an experience unlike any other – and to has artists of their caliber as friends have ushered me down my own path in ways I didn’t perceive..
Anyway, these days I spend most of my time on the road in an idyllic state of total bliss and gratitude.
Please tell us about your art.
I try and come up with songs that make me feel as deeply as I feel when I listen to my favourite songs by other people.
The songs I’m most proud of come in the form of an explanation of a truth through the lyrics. The most compelling lyrics are often simple, so coming up with a good song can be like having something I don’t understand, often something that causes me pain, explained to me in a simple, truthful way. That can be an emotional process – especially once it’s paired with something harmonic. I think about songs all the time.
Do you have any advice for other artists? Any lessons you wished you learned earlier?
Everybody is different, there are people out there doing compelling stuff that probably think what you’re doing is compelling too. My advice is, be kind to everyone and seek out people with whom you share a mutual respect. There’s nothing wrong with having friends who don’t care for your work, but if the work is a big part of who you are, being encouraged by people who respect it will make you feel good and help you believe in yourself. Anyone or anything that reminds you what you’re doing is sacred will elevate the caliber of your art.
How or where can people see your work? How can people support your work?
Me and my band tour a lot and the best way to support musicians who tour is by going to their shows, buying stuff they have for sale like t-shirts and records and listening to their music on streaming platforms. Artists on streaming platforms can see where people are listening from and that knowledge helps inform where to play and how to plan tours.
- Website: www.samweber.me
- Instagram: @webermusic
- Facebook: www.facebook.com/samwebermusic
- Twitter: www.twitter.com/webermusic
- Other: https://youtu.be/ddESr3BL71A