The Sad Sam Blues Jam are based out of Bloomington, Indiana. The four piece features sister act Sadie (lead guitar and vocals) and Sam Johnson (bass) up front, alongside Krista Hess (guitar) and Matt McCarthy (drums). The band represented the River Basin Blues Society in the 2014 International Blues Challenge youth showcase. It was the second year in a row that Sad Sam played at the event.
The 30th IBC, however, saw Sad Sam Blues Jam garnering an immense buzz for their passion for their music, as well as their skill in playing it. Comments from across social media were talking about the group of young Hoosiers putting on amazing shows.
The Sad Sam Blues Jam is a young band picking up considerable momentum; and they have a very bright future ahead of them. This is definitely one of those scenarios where you want to get be able to say, “I saw them when…”