Sam Pointer is a singer/songwriter, a virtuoso on multiple stringed instruments, an entertainer and a teacher. His music blends many traditions – rock, bluegrass, blues, ragtime, reggae, folk, New Orleans, Celtic, and more – into a rich gumbo of Americana. It sounds familiar but fresh, featuring catchy new songs spiced with tasty guitar licks.
Sam has played in bands including New Potato Caboose and Black Jacket Symphony, won the Chris Austin Songwriting Contest at Doc Watson’s MerleFest, and recorded with acts like Grammy winners The Temptations. Now emerging as a solo artist out of Birmingham, Alabama, he has a growing following in the Southeast and beyond.
His latest, the 2021 album “What Good Is Money”, is a collection of stories with great grooves; it’s hope, joy, and heartache you can dance to. Recorded in his home studio during the 2020 pandemic shut-in, with Sam playing most of the instruments, it’s an uplifting, high-energy record that’ll keep you humming the tunes long after the last note.