sam the lion




"Being crazy about a woman like her's always the right thing to do.”


Sam the Lion is an Americana-Alt-Country band from Fort Worth, Texas. Named for Sonny Crawford's sage mentor in The Last Picture Show, the group debuted in 2008 when songwriters Chris Allen Curtis and Ed Rogers conspired to form a rock and roll band, and quickly left their mark on the local scene. Curtis and Rogers soon disbanded STL to pursue other projects, but both men carried with them the notion that the band was too good to leave behind forever. Almost ten years later, Sam the Lion is back with a new lineup and plans for a 2018 album release.

Rogers and Curtis dish out rootsy arrangements of original compositions with ramshackle energy. Their songs range from raucous lamentations of raw emotion, to thoughtful existential musings, sometimes quirky and offbeat, sometimes soulful and funky. Both men are accomplished guitarists, as evidenced by Rogers’ work on his 2003 solo release Misery and Gold and the 2014 compilation Safely Down: The Songs of Jason Jackson, and by Curtis on his 2013 solo album Un Hombre, No Moderation. The band is rooted by the powerhouse rhythm section of longtime collaborators Matthew Williams (Jiggernaut, Earl Poole Ball & Honky Tonk Revival) and Rodger Harrison (Jiggernaut, Less More & Too Much Time), a two-headed monster of cadence and meter.

Sam the Lion can be found in various drinking establishments in the North Texas region. The band is currently working on plans for an album and tour.



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