Catch Of The Week: Sam Robbins

Meet Sam Robbins. an Americana singer/songwriter and Berklee student, from Portsmouth, NH! 

If you close your eyes and just listen to Sam Robbins, you would never guess that he is just 20 years old. His voice is smooth and soulful, accomplished way beyond just two decades of living. Old soul, young vibe...that's what I get from Sam's music. He's been playing since he was just 11 years old, drawing on his influences, like James Taylor, Vince Gill, Jason Isbell and John Mayer. It's hard to imagine, after you listen to Robbins more recent songs, that he played in a punk band in high school. Now attending Berklee College of Music for voice, Sam has lately been embracing what country music is all about and steering in that direction. Over the past few years he's had the opportunity to open for such diverse acts as Aaron Carter, Andy Suzuki and the Method, and Adam Ezra group.

Robbins On Repeat

Sam paid me a visit recently and performed some original music in the Country 102.5 studios. He is releasing new music this fall and shared his brand new single, "Now With You," with us! You can definitely hear the James Taylor influence on this one!

Sam Robbins' first country-inspired composition is called "Like She Used To."  Here he is performing it live"

Sam The Man

  • All-time favorite country song: "The House That Built Me" from Miranda Lambert
  • Currently diggin' on Country 102.5: Sam Hunt's "Body Like A Back Road," "Die A Happy Man" from Thomas Rhett, and Little Big Town's "Better Man."
  • Sam recently went to his first big country concert! He saw Frankie Ballard and Michael Ray at the New England Country Fest in Portsmouth, NH
  • Favorite song Sam's written: "Like She Used To."
  • His first band was a garage punk band called The Sambia and he played drums
  • When Sam was just 5 years old he dressed like Batman...for an entire year!
  • Plays guitar, piano, drums and bass
  • Loves to take long walks around Boston


Robbins On The Road

  • September 12 @ 7pm: Middle East in Cambridge (Upstairs) opening for Jake Clemons. saxophonist for the E Street Band

The Social Sam 



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