Happy to have Sam Densmore returning to our humble abode on Saturday, September 15th!
“Portland-based Sam Densmore epitomizes what it means to be Oregonian.
Born in coastal Coos Bay, the singer/songwriter was raised modestly, and at age 10 taught himself the guitar, playing in a slew of alternative bands through the ‘90s and embracing a defining era in the Pacific Northwest’s musical heritage. Eventually he made the move to folk-leaning solo artist and Open Marriage, the fourth release under his own name, marks his first recordings with a full band in 5 years.
It’s obvious within the first bar of album’s first single, Flood You, that Open Marriage is the culmination of Densmore’s musical adventures to date. Starting with a hooky acoustic guitar walkup before ripping into overdriven electric guitar and a four-on-the-floor groove, the alternative roots of his formative years blend perfectly with more recent explorations in folk. Recorded live-off-the-floor in his own studio, the grassroots influence of a life lived in Oregon permeates the track and sets the tone for the ten-song album.”
(view his full bio on his website, http://www.samdensmore.com/bio-press.html)
(Friday) 9:00 pm - 11:45 pm
Taproot Lounge and Cafe
356 State Street, Salem OR 97301