Was Is Won't
When given a show-and-tell opportunity in the 3rd grade, Sam Gregg had no interest in sharing his rock collection or signed baseball. Sam Gregg had written a song, a blues song in fact.Led from harmonica, it sounded quite similar to Muddy Waters's 'Mannish Boy'. Though lacking on originality, it was clear Sam was inspired. Drawn to the music of Eric Clapton and Stevie Ray Vaughn, Sam choose the guitar as his vehicle of expression. He fell deeply in love with the instrument and decided before he was a teen that it would be his life.A guitar performance major in college, Sam was exposed to jazz,classical and contemporary styles as well as an 'informal' education from new influences such as Jimi Hendrix,Stevie Wonder,Amos Lee,Anthony Hamilton,John Mayer,U2,Marc Broussard, Albert King and Buddy Guy. Throughout college Sam became seasoned as a for-hire guitarist gaining experience in gospel, country, rock and blues. He also formed his first creative effort, the St.Louis based Sam Gregg Affair.The Affair showcased a true flavor of roots music and pop while displaying Sam's songwriting ability. Now Sam Gregg, calling Atlanta home, shows an appreciation for true musical community and love for his craft.Starting fresh as a solo artist, and with greater attention to songwriting, Sam is ready to share his personal experiences through songs about life.