Sam Johnson

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  • Everything in Tiers 1 & 2 plus:
    • Guaranteed shout-out at any live show of mine you attend!
      • I will call you out by name at some point during my set and make sure we get a picture together too!
      • Must message us before you attend so I know you'll be there
    • Handwritten lyrics to one of my songs
      • You choose the song and I handwrite the lyrics on high-quality cardstock. I'll also draw a picture and write you a note :).
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This tier is broken down into 2 sections. "Available immediately" and "Available after 3 months". You will be able to redeem the "Available immediately" options once you sign-up for this tier. After you have been a member at this level for 3 consecutive months, you get access to an additional bonus benefit. 
  • Everything in Tiers 1, 2, and 3, plus:
    • Available immediately: 
      • Thank you video recorded by me for you
      • Recorded "Birthday Song" request(s)
        • I have a special birthday song that I do for my fans. I will record and send it to you.
        • This can be for you or a gift to someone else
        • Limit of 8 per year
    • Available after 3-months:
      • Exclusive, limited-edition T-Shirt
        • Very limited amount ever printed and won't be available for purchase
        • High-quality fabric
      • Recorded performance of your favorite Sam Johnson song, exclusively for you.
  • One of A Kind Recorded Song Just For You
  • Exclusive, limited-edition T-shirt
  • Birthday Song Video Messages
  • Thank You Video Message

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About Sam Johnson

Sam Johnson’s love for music goes back to his adolescent years, when he learned Bob Marley and Sublime songs on hand me down instruments, and started a reggae band at his high school in Huntington Beach, California. This early influence inspired him to create his laid-back, soulful blend of pop, rock, and reggae styles that he describes as “quintessential California music”.
But he says his music career really started 8 years ago in San Francisco, where he street performed 5 days a week in the hectic, carnival-like atmosphere of Fisherman’s Wharf. Dodging seagulls and competing with the other street performers for the tourists’ attention, Sam’s chops developed at an accelerated rate. “The first day I played in the wharf, I made $60. I knew one day I would make $600!” In this way Sam supported himself full-time for more than 2 years - one CD at a time, one dollar at a time. He says “it was like touring the world from a street corner.”
Many of the successes and relationships Sam has had since then are directly related to his time spent busking. During his street performing years, he made thousands of fans from all around the world who support him to this day. So much, in fact, that his fans fully funded his third EP “The City” through Kickstarter, backing the project with nearly $10,000. The album’s lead single “The City” received airplay on San Francisco’s Live 105 FM for several weeks.
Although he is no longer street performing, Sam maintains a busy performance schedule with over 200 shows per year touring at college campuses across the US, performing at festivals, and corporate and private events, and the Ritz Carlton San Francisco invited him to be their resident performer, a spot which he has held for the past 5 years. In 2016, Sam joined top 40 artist Andy Grammer on his west coast tour, performing for thousands of fans each night as his opening act. Since then, Sam has shared stages with many big pop and reggae artists including Shwayze, Collie Buddz, Flipsyde, Common Kings, The Holdup, Leilani Wolfgramm, Anuhea, Mike Love, and more. Sam won the Sixthman Soundcheck competition to perform on the Sail Across The Sun music festival at sea, cruising to the Bahamas with with Train, Matt Nathanson, Ezra Ray Hart, Allen Stone, and many other popular artists! He will also be performing at BottleRock Napa Valley in May 2020.
Sam’s original music is also frequently featured in TV shows on MTV, FOX, NBC, BRAVO, and SPIKE. Macy’s used Sam’s version of “In The Midnight Hour” for their popular nationwide Black Friday ad campaign for 2 years in a row. He has also written songs specifically for the UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship) that they keep in regular rotation.
Sam signed a deal with start-up label Text Me Records in 2018, and has since released half a dozen singles, with hundreds of thousands of Spotify plays, and his song “Faded” debuted at #3 on the iTunes singer-songwriter charts. His latest EP "Classics" - with a mix of new and reimagined original songs - dropped in February 2020.
By becoming a patron, you'll instantly unlock access to 21 exclusive posts
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By becoming a patron, you'll instantly unlock access to 21 exclusive posts
5
Audio releases
5
Images
1
Link
1
Poll
6
Writings
6
Videos

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