Sam Lamont is a musician, songwriter, and singer whose music expands outward from the roots and folk traditions. As the singer and rhythm guitarist for an acoustic string band he has shared the stage with the likes of Larry Keel and Natural Bridge, The Avett Brothers, and The Hackensaw Boys. In 2007 Sam was selected a regional finalist in the Mountain Stage New Song contest and in 2008 Sam won the West Virginia Blues Society’s blues contest in the solo/duo category and went on to represent WV at the 2009 International Blues Challenge in Memphis, TN.
In early 2009, The Sam Lamont Band debut CD “Good Intentions” was released featuring electric and acoustic guitars, bass, drums, and organ. Twelve previously un-released original songs and one revisited from his solo album; a somewhat eclectic sound described as guitar-driven, groove-oriented roots rock.
Sam’s self-titled, self-recorded debut solo CD (2007) is a collection of eleven original songs on which he sings and plays guitar, banjo, mandolin, and harmonica. The CD has won warm praise from the Editors at CD Baby who compared him to M. Ward, Keb Mo’, and Ray Lamontagne.
Sam performs regularly as a solo artist and with his band and tours the mid-Atlantic region from Tennessee to NYC and points in-between. He would love to hear from you and see you along the way.
The Sam Lamont Band is: Sam Lamont (guitar, vocals), Ray Cook (guitar, vocals), Jake Hiles (Fender bass), Forrest Schwartz (drums), and Kelley Klemmick (vocals), featuring Kim Monday (organ).
Recorded and mastered with Mark Poole at Zone 8 Studio in Granville, WV.