Sam Holt Band

PAC3 Carbondale Presents

Sam Holt Band

Cameron Williams

Sat, January 12, 2013

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

PAC3

Carbondale, CO

$8/$10

Sam Holt Band
Sam Holt Band
Sweet, lowdown, and introspective, Sam Holt writes rock songs that are heartfelt and poignant expressions of life experiences that reflect his southern roots. Holt is well known for his guitar tech skills for the late Michael Houser of Widespread Panic, and for his own national touring band Outformation.

Sam Holt is ready to put his own name front and center with the newly assembled Sam Holt Band, which is anchored by Holt's distinguished guitar technique – no pick, all thumb! Sam Holt Band brings a hypnotic amalgam of outlaw twang, southern power pop, and face-melting hard rock riff-age. "I really just write from my heart. The music is out there, if I can get out of my own way it's easier for a song to form," says Sam.

Born in Nashville, TN, Holt spent his youth surrounded by southern rock. The first bands Sam remembers liking were The Charlie Daniels Band and Elvis Presley. Once his mom brought home KISS Alive II, he knew music would be a major part of his life. Graduating from Middle Tennessee State University with a degree in recording engineering Sam went to work at Soundcheck in Nashville. In 2000, Holt became the guitar tech for Michael Houser of the wildly popular Athens, GA band Widespread Panic.

Houser was impressed with Sam's skills and told him should be playing his own music. Sadly, Houser passed away in August of 2002 after a courageous struggle with pancreatic cancer. Sam continued to tech for Widespread Panic, and made frequent onstage appearances playing lead guitar on the Summer 2006 tour. These shows were highly valued by Panic's die-hard fan base.
Armed with that experience and Mike's encouraging words, Sam started the Atlanta, GA based band Outformation with Lee Schwartz on drums and Grady Upchurch on bass. Outformation toured for five years and recorded three albums: Tennessee Before Daylight (2005), Traveler's Rest (2007) and Fastburn (2009). In 2010, the members of Outformation went their separate
ways.

Holt moved to Colorado and became a part of the vibrant Colorado music scene forming The Sam Holt Band. Michael "Spanky" McCluer on bass, Adam Stern on pedal steel and guitar, and Andy Clapp on drums are adding fresh colors and textures to Holt's catalog of material. Sam notes, "I'm so lucky to have hooked up with these guys. They are such burning players, and I totally trust them in any situation." Gaining momentum quickly, the Sam Holt Band has gathered a loyal following playing throughout Colorado. On the horizon in 2012 are an album and national tour. "We've got a lot of new material. Going in the studio to capture it is something I'm really excited about," adds the down to earth Southerner.

Sam Holt Band is:

Sam Holt / Vocals & Guitar
Spanky McCluer / Bass & Vocals
Adam Stern / Pedal Steel & Guitar
Andy Clapp / Drums
Cameron Williams
Cameron Williams
Cameron Williams is a guitarist and singer for Tishamingo, an Atlanta-based band. As an Aspen resident, when he's not playing with local favorites Jes Grew, you can find him performing solo at local bars, restaurants and nightclubs.
Venue Information:
PAC3
520 South Third St.
Carbondale, CO, 81623
http://www.pac3carbondale.com/