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 most audiences, he'll play a mix of familiar songs both old and new, from mellow to rocking as appropriate for the crowd (see songlist). Sam will also work with you to create the specific atmosphere you want for your event, even changing moods if desired for different phases of your event.
For example, for a wedding he could play
- instrumental music for the ceremony (Pachelbel's Canon in D, Ode to Joy,…, or sing songs of your choosing)
- then background music during a dinner reception, (James Taylor, Jim Croce, jazz...)
- then rock out to fill the dance floor afterwards (Eric Clapton, Van Morrison, John Mayer, Motown, …)
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 switch to mandolin, ukulele, or banjo 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 rock band 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). New to GigMasters but a seasoned veteran of the music business, Sam will provide the perfect entertainment for your event!