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SAM POINTER: Singer/Guitarist/One-Man-Band

Acoustic Guitar from Birmingham, AL - Will travel up to 380 miles
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$300 - $2000 per event
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!
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10+ GigMasters Bookings
Responds quickly to client requests

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Sam MADE our wedding! From the serious moments of the ceremony to reading the crowd, playing music that created the party atmosphere we could only have hoped for(including letting one of our friends accompany him in a few songs), Sam delivered and then some. He even went above and beyond by providing us recordings of the "toasts"! Highly highly recommend him for any event...he's depth and breadth is extremely impressive. He truly is that awesome.

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Sam did an excellent job for us and was prompt, courteous, and professional. He was also very flexible as we had to relocate him several times because of the weather; something he took in stride without complaint or hesitation. Our only music request was for Pachelbel's Cannon during the bridal procession and Sam played a beautiful rendition of this. He took requests from the guests during the reception and I heard excellent comments from this as well. Overall, our expectations were fulfilled and I would recommend Sam Pointer highly. I would hire him in the future without hesitation.

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I had another musician cancel on me a week before the wedding. I emailed sam and he got in touch with me within 30 minutes! He was a major stress relief for me. He is an excellent guitarist and singer. He learned a couple songs for me and played them perfectly. He did classical pieces for my ceremony and it sounded great! During the reception he did a wonderful job keeping people entertained and dancing! I would definitely recommend him!

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2016
Aug
27
Private Party
Birmingham, AL
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
2016
Jun
4
Wedding
Tuscaloosa, AL
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
2016
May
21
Wedding
Orange Beach, AL
6:30 PM - 11:30 PM
2015
Oct
31
Birthday Party (Adult)
Verbena, AL
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
2015
Oct
3
Wedding Ceremony
Oakland, MS
3:30 PM - 7:30 PM
2014
Aug
23
Wedding Ceremony
Pell City, AL
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
700+ songs available! Can email list.
Can learn songs by request.
CLASSIC ROCK
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Black Magic Woman
Santana
Burning Down the House
Talking Heads
Come Together
Beatles
Dixie Chicken
Little Feat
Lay Down Sally
Eric Clapton
Mary Jane's Last Dance
Tom Petty
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Rehearsal Dinners
Christmas Parties
Please note SAM POINTER: Singer/Guitarist/One-Man-Band 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.
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