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Sam Holt Band

Sat. Jan 12, 2013 at 8:00pm MST
Price: $10.00
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Price: $10.00
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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 2013 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.
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PAC3 Theatre, Carbondale, Co. 520 South Third Street
Carbondale CO 81623
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