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Sam Shanks is a local artist/musician with a very unique style that is all his own. His music is creative, driven, thought provoking, inspiring, and reflection
Sam Shanks is a local artist/musician with a very unique style that is all his own. His music is creative, driven, thought provoking, inspiring, and reflection of the masses newfound revolt against major corporate record labels & the industry as a whole. Sam couldn't get signed to any major label, so he has decided to do it himself. Sam has inked a deal with a local label (Fringe Records) and has decided to follow his dreams & be a star! With a little help from some chums, Sam has recorded a wonderful collection of tracks blending many genres to create the "Sam Shank Sound".. Sam records all of his songs in his house on a crude 4-track recorder, with the help of his band, "The Sam Shanks Experiment." Sam Shanks has beaten the odds, and has seen his share of trials and tribulations, heartaches and pains! Sam has proven to all that lack of talent and popularity mean nothing when it comes to the art of independant music. Sam has yet to find a fanbase (aside from a small cultlike group that follow Sam to all of his performances) but is determined to let his music shine for all the folks in Dallas, and hopefully, spread his message of love and unity throughout the world!! LET'S HEAR IT FOR SAM! THE LATEST RAAAAAAGE!! HIP HIP.. HOORAY!!
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Sam Shanks is a local artist/musician with a very unique style that is all his own. Sam's music is a reflection of the publics revolt against corporate record labels. Sam couldn't get signed to any major label, so he decided to do it himself. With distribution from Denton's "Fringe Records," Sam records all of his songs in his house on a crude 4-track recorder, with the help of his Strawberry Band, Sam Shanks has proven to all that lack of talent and popularity mean nothing when it comes to the art of independant music. Sam has yet to find a fanbase (aside from a small cultlike group that follow Sam to all of his performances) but is determined to let his music shine for Dallas, and eventually the world, to hear!
Have you performed in front of an audience?
I do play live when time permits
Your musical influences
Jon Hargrove, Harris Silverman, Incubus, Aron Orion, Bob Larson, Sal The Stockbroker, Richard Christy, Oliver Smiles, Wilson Rainway, Mee Maw (RIP)
What equipment do you use?
a little bit a' this, and a little bit a' that
Anything else?
PERSONAL MESSAGE FROM SAM: "Hey everyone.. it's nice 2 be here, promoting the art of independant music. i hope u all like mah jamz.. i've really poured my <3 and soul in2 mah work, and i really hope that if finds u in good spirits.. please leave comments adn let me know if u liked what u heard, or if u hated it.. this way, i can improve my craft and make u, the fans, happy.. i'll do my best to resond as fast as i can, and i'll try and update as much as i can, but i can only get online at the library or the mall. i really need some cheering up in this time of my life. i was evicted last week, and have been suicidal lately.. but yeah, i hope u enjoy my work.. " "..and remember, NEVER sleep with a 'devil derby' slut.. if you want a fat cow with holes in their face, you'd be better off going to a meat factory! at least you wouldn't catch herpes, haw haw"
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