44 Marion St | 12:30 – 1:00 PM
Boston-based Singer Songwriter Sam Bergquist combines Acoustic, Folk and Americana influences to create his unique signature sound. Bergquist grew up listening to the great singer songwriters of the day, Tom Waits, Jackson Browne, Van Morrison, Neil Young, and Joni Mitchell to name a few. Throw in contemporary voices Andrew Bird and Anais Mitchell, and you have a feel for his inspirations. Lyrically, Bergquist’s music delves into matters of the heart, head, and social conscience. Sam recorded his debut solo LP (Apache Studios), “Songs From the Red Line” in 1989, inspired by many hours of playing music underground in Cambridge’s MBTA subway stops on The Red Line. His next solo LP, “The Hum Drum,” followed in 1996. Over the past fifteen years, Bergquist was frontman for Loose Change, a gritty country/blues band that played frequent gigs at some of the area’s most iconic clubs, including Johnny D’s Uptown Lounge, and the original House of Blues. Sam Bergquist’s new EP “Wiser Then” finds him further evolving his solo work and song craftsmanship.