New Music Critique: Sam Robbins


Sam Robbins
Contact: [email protected]

Web: samrobbinsmusic.com

Seeking: Label, Mgmt, Booking, Film/TV
Style: Singer-Songwriter, Folk-Pop

A winner at the Kerrville Folk Fest, Robbins has a likeable, easy-sounding voice that imbues his first-person observations with a personal touch.  In “Reverence” he declares how he handles himself day-to-day: “I try to have some reverence for what’s in front of me.” Robbins’ voice is doubled with a female singer on the soft, acoustic “Bigger Than In Between,” which is deep and insightful without being grave and ponderous. On “Hard to Hate” he relates how while performing he met a threatening biker, but ended up bonding with him over shared musical favorites. Nashville-based Robbins has undeniable appeal, but we suggest he craft his lyrics to be less wordy and conversational, and more adherent to rhyme schemes.