Sam Lyons is an award winning young songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who has released his fifth CD of original material. Sam has created a unique contemporary sound that is a blend of soul, pop and R&B with a jazz sensibility that produces "powerful songs full of visceral grooves and pop hooks that stick.” One of Sam's recent releases is a collaboration with Oscar winning, Grammy nominated producer/musician Leo Sidran. His 2014 album “Trance”,  produced by Sam along with Butch Vig collaborator Mike Zirkel continues to receive airplay. It's available at CDbaby and iTunes. Check out a 5 minute sample track HERE. Download the new EP at CD BABY and make sure you visit Sam's Facebook page and "like" him.

What's New

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.

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. 

CD Release Show a Success 

Thanks to everyone who came out to the CD Release Party at The Brink Lounge last Tuesday. It was amazing playing all of the new songs for you. We got to see so many friends, old and new. Special thanks to my band and to Lonya (Red Square Audio) for doing sound. 


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Previous events



Club Tavern, Branch St, Middleton

CANCELLED - Go Badgers! Sam will be appearing with his new band which includes Jon Vriesacker on violin, Chris D on drums, and Papa Plyo on bass and vocals.

Milwaukee Wave Soccer Anthem

Milwaukee WI

Sam will be singing the National Anthem prior to the Wave's playoff game against Kansas City

Good Trouble w Laundry

The Frequency, Madison, WI

Four childhood friends who have been playing music together since 4th grade as STEREOCOLOR reunite to form LAUNDRY - featuring Sam on guitar and vocals. $10