A band with pride
The Sam Morrison Band
Reviewed by Bill Hayes
Sam Morrison is obviously very pleased and comfortable with the fact that his music has such an appeal to bikers. It's such a nice little corner of society to be in.
"We've played the BAD Ride, the Las Vegas BikeFest, the Redwood Run, the Klamath River Klassic," says Sam, "and we've played for events at Pomona Valley Harley-Davidson."
Along with the big events, it just takes a quick look at the calendar of the Sam Morrison Band to see that they're also at home in the atmosphere of old-school bars like Fitz's and the legendary Swallows Inn in San Juan Capistrano.
"We've opened for bands like Lynyrd Skynyrd and .38 Special," adds Sam, "And next March we have a tour of Florida planned."
They have also shared the stage with Edgar Winter and Grand Funk's Mark Farner.
All of their work, all of their energy, is packed into their self-titled CD, "Sam Morrison Band." And tethered to all of that work and energy is a brand of music that has a natural biker appeal...music that rolls along roads that are traditionally loved in this lifestyle...heavy paths that go through the heart of Southern rock, spiced up with a double shot of West Coast rockin' blues. This is timeless stuff... this is good stuff... it's the kind of stuff that just never gets old.
The first cut, "I gotta ride,' sets the tone. This is biker music. "wind in my face, Blowin' down the highway, Big twin thumpin' louder than my heart..."