SPArC lecture: Samuel James, blues performer

Alfond Hall, Auditorium, Room 224

Samuel James is a blues performer from Portland, Maine, who is best described as part Bill Withers, part James Brown, and part P.T. Barnum. James will sing you a song with raw, sweat-pouring soul, all the while playing the guitar with such commanding virtuosity you'll swear he's reinventing it. Then he'll tell you a story enrapturing you to the point where you'll almost forget he's a musician.

Samuel James has received standing ovations for his solo acoustic work from Maine to California as well as Canada, England, Ireland, Wales, Scotland Germany, France, Norway, Belgium, Poland, and Turkey. Come one, come all and find out why!