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Sam Johnson ‘Like A Lion’ : Still compels with his music and energy that he always bring.

Sam Johnson

Originally from the beach cities of Southern California, Sam Johnson’s early influences include Bob Marley, Sublime, and No Doubt.

Writing songs was the way I occupied my mind. It was the only thing that really interested me and held my focus.” SAM JOHNSON is a hard worker at heart. And he knows what he wants out of his music, and his musical career. He thinks that building a relationship, starts with the personal, soul searching songs that he knows he can create. And it works. ‘Building A Home’ is a simple aesthetic of a single that is coaxing and gently nudges your senses to a better place. A home? A relationship? A better life, brick by brick. Sam wants to take the trek, with you.

“Writing songs was the way I occupied my mind. It was the only thing that really interested me and held my focus.” After several failed bands and a series of entry level jobs, Sam decided to strike out on his own as a solo performer. He began street performing daily in San Francisco’s Fisherman’s Wharf, an idea he credits his Uncle with.

“The first day I went out I made $60. I said to myself ‘I bet one day I’ll make $100.’ And then it became, ‘I bet I can make $200.’” In this way Sam supported himself for more than 2 years. One CD at a time, one dollar at a time. On July 4th 2012 Sam sold 100 CD’s in 3 hours. “I ran out of CD’s! I nearly had a panic attack. I knew that meant I had something, and I couldn’t believe it.”

Things are different now and he’s not street performing these days, but still compels with his music and energy that he always bring.

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