Sam Lyons is an award winning young songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who has released his tenth 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.” One of Sam's recent releases, "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 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!: https://soundcloud.com/bastion-paris/feelings-ft-sam-lyons  All of Sam's music is available on iTunes , Spotify and TIDAL.

What's New

Steel Bridge Songfest 2020 Goes On-Line 

Sam has been a regular contributor to the Steel Bridge Sonfests in Sturgeon Bay hosted by Pat MacDonald and the Holiday Music Motel. This year, due to the Corona virus, all song collaborations and performances will happen on the internet with multiple live performances the week of June 7-13. Please visit https://steelbridgesongfest.org for updates and links to the many LIVE STREAM concerts by the many great Steel Bridge Artists including Eric McFadden, Kate Vargas, Wally Ingram, James Hall, Carley Baer and Sam Lyons!

Sam to Perform at LOVE ON A HOLIDAY Feb.7 & 8 

Sam is again one of 30+ artists including Eric McFadden and James Hall, 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 7 & 8 at The Third Avenue Playhouse in downtown Sturgeon Bay. 

Laundry - the band, releases new CD "Worm" 

Laundry - the band, has released a new CD: "Worm". Eleven songs full of emotion and hooks that stick in your head. The rhythm tracks of the album were recorded with Kenny Koeppler at The Sound Garden Studios in Madison. The rest was home produced by Sam L at the Lyons Den. You can get it at CDbaby or hear it on Spotify and Apple Music. If you want a hard copy, hit up Sam  samlyonsmusic@gmail.com CD's are $10 with a $3 shipping fee.

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.

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Previous events

Steel Bridge Songfest

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On The Interweb, 2020 Cyberspace, Sturgeon Bay, WI

Steel Bridge Songfest will NOT be postponed this year but it WILL change form. It will happen, as usual (according to our complex formula) in the week that includes the 2nd Thursday of June. This means: the songwriting will begin Sunday June 7th and the shows will happen Friday & Saturday June 12th and 13th, but this year there will be no physical gathering – it will happen entirely online through social media. There’ll be online collaborative songwriting sessions (we’re working on a virtual bottle spin) and many little windows into the creative process – watch parties etc. – as the week rolls on. We’ll be editing this announcement with little updates and posting more details elsewhere, so please stay tuned for more information as things develop. Stay well and thanks for supporting Steel Bridge!

Sam Lyons QUARANTINED LIVE on Instagram and Facebook - with Dad on bass

Facebook and Instagram LIVE

Sam will be performing a variety of originals and new covers on Instagram and Facebook LIVE. Special guest- dad on bass (Phil Lyons from Steely Dane, VO5, and Primitive Culture. . .) Check it out! Venmo tip jar: @samlyons3

Mar14

Sam Lyons @ Bars and Restaurants Near You - CANCELLED

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Southern Wisconsin, Madison, WI

Due to the Corona Virus, all of Sam's public performances have been CANCELLED until further notice. Please support all musicians and artists during this difficult time by purchasing their work. Sam's many CD's are available for digital download on CD Baby, and Apple Music etc. If you want hard copies, email Sam at samlyonsmusic@gmail.com - we can mail you some or arrange drop off. Thanks for your support!

Feb28

Laundry - the band, at The Plus in EauClaire, WI

The Plus, Eau Claire, WI

Laundry plays Eau Claire along with 2 other bands!

Feb7

Love on Holiday - Steel Bridge Songfest

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3rd Avenue Playhouse, Third Avenue, Sturgeon Bay, WI

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 7 & 7 at The Third Avenue Playhouse in downtown Sturgeon Bay. 

Jan7

Sam Lyons with Brett Newski

The Stone Cellar, Appleton, WI

Sam opens for troublemaker Brett Newski in Appleton

Sep13

SLYO Special Performance

Eau Claire, Eau Claire, WI