January 28, 2018, 8:00 pm at Red Light Cafe, 553-1 Amsterdam Avenue, Atlanta, GA
An evening of Southern Rock and Americana with Justin Sams Band, Kentucky's Josh Merritt Band, and Martin Joseph.
$7 Adv - $12 Door
Doors @ 7 PM
The Justin Sams Band is about the music, purely and simply. Blessed with two principal songwriters, two skilled finger-picking string players and a drummer with a fine touch, The Justin Sams Band delivers original songs that speak to the hearts and souls of their listeners.
Since their inception the 4 members of the Justin Sams Band have been focused on the hard work of building the style and content of their music with care and love. Each song tells a story and hopefully will strike an emotional chord with you as you listen.
The genuine sense of Josh Merritt grabs you the moment he starts to perform. This very powerful singer/songwriter has been described as a head turner and a performance stand-out by his peers and people from all around. His Southern Hospitality is immediately absorbed through the music that he makes and it's no wonder why his name is being heard more and more as he makes his way up the ladder of success.
A native of Owensboro, KY, Merritt has been making music since the early age of 9 years old after his father brought him home his first instrument. As a child he quickly picked up a love for writing songs and even more so for performing them. His warm heart and eagerness to entertain made him a natural on stage in no time at all. After high school it wasn't long till he started a career in performing.
With a Variety of influences ranging from bluegrass and traditional country to blues, rock and even hip-hop, Merritt puts on a diverse show that leaves you wanting more. He is steadily building a hefty Resume working and performing with such artist as Brasher/Bogue, Sonia Leigh, LoCash Cowboys, Colt Ford, Charlie Daniels, and Hank Williams Jr..
Born and raised in Georgia, it didn't take long for Martin Joseph to become acquainted with the soulful sounds of Country. Legends like Hank Williams, Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard inspired Martin to discover and embrace his own musical style and spirit.
His blended style of Country, Americana and Southern Rock is sure to make you smile and make you think. Martin Joseph's music speaks tojoy and pain--and gives you a good reason to sing again.