Sam Lyons is an award winning young songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who has released his eighth CD of original material. Sam has created a unique contemporary sound that is a blend of Pop, R&B and Country that produces "powerful songs full of visceral grooves and pop hooks that stick.” Sam's newest release, "The Detroit Sessions" features 8 new songs and was produced with Nick Trevisick and Marshall Block at Reel2Reel Studios outside of Detroit. One of Sam's other recent EP's, "Let's Go" is a collaboration with Oscar winning, Grammy nominated producer/musician Leo Sidran.

Also ** Sam's recent collaboration with Electronic Duo from Paris, France "BASTION" - is now charting on the Spotify Europe and United States Viral 50!:  All of Sam's music is available on iTunes , Spotify and TIDAL.

What's New

Sam Performs at "Dark Songs 2019" Festival 

Sam spent a week in late October collaborating with 30+ other songwriters in Door County, WI. This "Dark Songs 2019" Festival culminated in two nights of amazing performances at The Third Avenue Playhouse Theater in Sturgeon Bay. The Festival is hosted by Emeritus songwriting guru Pat macDonald (Timbuk 3). This video of "Crazy Love" was one of the hit's created this week - written by Sam with Carley Baer and Andrea Wittgens.



Sam to Perform at STEEL BRIDGE SONGFEST June 14 & 15 

Sam is one of 30+ artists who will collaborate and perform in Sturgeon Bay WI for the STEEL BRIDGE SONGFEST hosted by Pat MacDonald. Artists collaborate for a week at the Holiday Music Motel. then perform their new songs on June 14 & 15 at The Third Avenue Playhouse in downtown Sturgeon Bay. This years crew includes Louise Goffin, Grammy nominated daughter of Carol King, and L.A. drummer Wally Ingram.

Sam to Perform at LOVE ON A HOLIDAY Feb. 8 & 9 

Sam is one of 30+ artists who will collaborate and perform in Sturgeon Bay WI for the LOVE ON A HOLIDAY Songfest hosted by Pat MacDonald. Artists collaborate for a week at the Holiday Music Motel. then perform their new love songs on February 8 & 9 at The Third Avenue Playhouse in downtown Sturgeon Bay. 

Sam Releases New Album "The Detroit Sessions" 

After 2 years of back and forth negotiations, "The Detroit Sessions" is finally out. Sam first travelled to Reel ll Reel Studios outside of Detroit in 2016 to work with Nick Trevisick and Marshall Block. Three trips to Michigan later and the CD is finally out. Eight new pop songs with some slick high end production. It's available now on Spotify, iTunes and Distrokid. Big thanks to Nick, Marshall, Reane and of course Paul for all of your help.

Sam to Perform at DARK SONGS 2018 

Sam has agreed to perform at DARK SONGS 2018 in Sturgeon Bay, WI. The songwriter collaborations happen the week of October 22nd, with the epic concerts occurring at the 3rd Avenue Playhouse on October 26 & 27. Thanks to Pat MacDonald and MJ for hosting this great event at the Holiday Music Motel!

Organic Sessions Video Released 

Thanks again to Trevor Banks for having us on the Organics Sessions. The band performed "Kickin" off the new album, you can see it below. Also, thanks to Andy from Bear Sound for doing sound and Mike Zirkel for mixing/mastering. 


Sam Performs at Steel Bridge Songfest 

Sam was one of 38 songwriters who collaborated and performed at the Steel Bridge Songfest in Sturgeon Bay, WI June 4-11,2017. The festival was founded by Emeritus Songwriter Pat MacDonald more than a decade ago and regularly host greats like Jackson Browne, Wally Ingram and Eric McFadden. The event sprouts four days of concerts throughout Sturgeon Bay (Door County), WI and raises funds to save historic structures like Sturgeon Bay's Steel Bridge.


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Previous events


SLYO Special Performance

Eau Claire, Eau Claire, WI


Private Event


Sam Lyons Solo Acoustic

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Bishops Bay Country Club, Hwy M, Middleton, WI


Private Event