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Sam Johnston

Material: Borrowing from rock and blues influences such as Jimi Hendrix, artist Sam Johnston displays his wide-ranging material while incorporating what he learned from his time as a Belmont University music major. Johnston’s songwriting leads with his rich storytelling skills. “Old Kinkaid,” a prime example of those skills, is about an old tree at his family’s country property. He had many fond childhood memories and was crushed when he found out the tree was cut down by new homeowners, inspiring him to write the song. “The River,” played near the end of his set, is a popular song as evidenced […]

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