Sam Robbins describes himself as an “old soul singer songwriter.” A Nashville based musician whose music evokes classic singer songwriters like James Taylor and John Denver, Sam Robbins has gained recognition as the first artist to perform a Jim Croce song on NBC’s The Voice, bringing a 1970’s sound to the modern era.
Over the past 4 years, Sam has performed over 700 shows across New England. These have included dive bars, biker bars, weddings, proposals, frat parties, house concerts, and everything in between.
Since moving to Nashville in September 2019 following his graduation from Berklee College of Music, Sam has made a splash in music city – performing at the Bluebird Cafe within a month of moving, and sitting in again at the legendary venue with Liz Longley in February. Sam was the audience winner of the “Nashville Rising Song” qualifier event in September, and has been writing, playing and recording full time while making headway through Nashville.
In 2018, Sam was able to audition on NBC’s The Voice for Adam Levine, Kelly Clarkson, Blake Shelton and Jennifer Hudson. He was the season’s “Young James Taylor” and he was the first artist to ever perform a Jim Croce song on the show. Sam was selected by Kelsea Ballerini to be one of six artists in The Voice’s first ever “Comeback Stage”. He was able to work with and be coached by Ballerini, who called his performance “perfect”.
With his new single, “Saying Amen”, the third single from his upcoming full length debut, Sam Robbins shows a new side of himself.
Written as a letter to a friend, the song speaks from both the wide perspective as an American today, and also as a quiet conversation between two people. Influenced by the great political songwriters of the 60’s and 70’s, Sam Robbins is stepping into the ring as a political songwriter with “Saying Amen”.