Sam brings together top-notch playing and singing, a huge repertoire, and a knack for reading the crowd and choosing just the right song for the moment. Always professional, entertaining, and easy to work with, Sam Pointer will bring you complements from your guests. For audio & video samples, please click the "related profile link" for Sam Pointer solo. Depending on what's right for your event, he can bring a duo partner on acoustic guitar, mandolin, or bass, or trio/quartet partners on any mix of mandolin, guitar, bass and drums.
For most audiences, he'll play a mix of familiar tunes both old and new, from mellow to rocking as appropriate for the crowd. Sam can also work with you to create the specific atmosphere you want for your event, even changing moods if desired. For example, he can play
- instrumental music on guitar or mandolin (Mendelsson's Wedding March, Ode to Joy,…) during a wedding ceremony,
- background music (James Taylor, Duke Ellington,..) during a dinner reception,
- then rock out (Rolling Stones, Little Feat, John Mayer…) to fill the dance floor afterwards.
On certain songs, he uses state-of-the- art looping technology to play rhythm and lead guitar, bass lines, and percussion all at once. And he can play mandolin, banjo, and ukulele if any of those provide the atmosphere you're looking for. Looking for a bigger sound? Sam can bring a duo, trio, or larger band. And of course, he can play recorded music through his sound system and even emcee your event if you like.
During his 30-year music career, Sam has performed solo for countless clubs and private events, toured nationwide as a member of New Potato Caboose, recorded with Grammy winners The Temptations, won the songwriting contest at Doc Watson's MerleFest, and played with everyone from Vince Welnick (Grateful Dead) to David Grisman to John Popper (Blues Traveler). Brand new to GigMasters but a seasoned veteran of the music business, Sam will provide the perfect entertainment for your event!
Children's Birthday Parties
Sweet 16 Parties
Wedding Cocktail Hours
Hundreds more songs available!
Can learn songs by request.
Black Magic WomanSantana
Burning Down the HouseTalking Heads
Dixie ChickenLittle Feat
Lay Down SallyEric Clapton
Mary Jane's Last DanceTom Petty
Midnight RiderAllman Brothers
Sugar MagnoliaGrateful Dead
Sultans of SwingDire Straits
Wild HorsesRolling Stones
Fire and RainJames Taylor
Lime in the CoconutHarry Nilsson
Mrs. RobinsonSimon & Garfunkel
Wild WorldCat Stevens
You Don't Mess around with JimJim Croce
Bubble ToesJack Johnson
I Don't Trust Myself (With Loving You)John Mayer
January WeddingAvett Brothers
My DoorbellWhite Stripes
One WeekBarenaked Ladies
Rolling in the DeepAdele
The CaveMumford & Sons
What I GotSublime
COUNTRY & BLUEGRASS
I Like It; I Love ItTim McGraw
Mama TriedMerle Haggard
Panama RedOld & in the Way
Ring of FireJohnny Cash
Salty DogFlatt & Scruggs
Same Ol' RiverSam Bush
Tennessee StudDoc Watson
Uncle PenBill Monroe
What Was I ThinkingDierks Bentley
All of MeWillie Nelson
Do You Know What It Means (to Miss New Orleans)Louis Armstrong
Georgia on My MindRay Charles
It Don't Mean A Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)Duke Ellington
Take FiveDave Brubeck
They Can't Take That Away From MeElla & Louis
Dock of the BayOtis Redding
I Heard it Through the GrapevineMarvin Gaye
I Second That EmotionSmokey Robinson & The Miracles
I Will SurviveGloria Gaynor
Mendelsson's Wedding March | Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring | etcWedding Music
Various InstrumentalsBackground/Dinner music
Whiskey in the Jar | Little Beggarman | etcIrish music (Vocal or Instrumental)
Stars and Stripes Forever | America the Beautiful | etc.Patriotic Instrumentals
In addition to Birmingham, SAM POINTER Duo/Trio/Band: Singer/Guitarist+ will also travel to Docena, Harpersville, New Castle, Shannon, Watson, Cardiff, Alton, Wilsonville, Bessemer, Vincent, Childersburg, Chelsea, Sayre, Sterrett, Clay, Palmerdale, Sylacauga, Vandiver, Westover, Columbiana, Saginaw, Siluria, Margaret, Alpine, Leeds, Shelby, Cropwell, Locust Fork, Pell City, Moody
and many other locations in and around the Birmingham area.
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