The Sam Chase and The Untraditional
Wednesday, October 23rd, 2019
Doors: 8pm Show: 9pm
$10 Cover at the door
The Sam Chase & The Untraditional hails from San Francisco, California. This juggernaut of a band blends rock n roll with folk music while maintaining the sensibilities and attitudes that come from growing up on a healthy diet of punk rock.
The leader of the band is The Sam Chase himself, a natural storyteller with a voice that sounds as if it has weathered many an epic tale. With boot stomping orchestration and lyrics that have been immortalized on the tattooed skin of their fans, The Sam Chase & The Untraditional doesn’t mess around.
Hailing from the hills of San Francisco, California, Sam and his band, whom he lovingly refers to as The Untraditional, take to stages all over the country. They play with a virulent and frenetic passion which many history buffs might liken to the Norse warriors known as The Berserkers, who were known to have fought their battles with an uncontrollable, trance-like fury. Norse literature notes that they would work themselves into a rage before battle, consuming drugged food, and dressed in nothing but their enemies’ blood. The Sam Chase and The Untraditional maintain that spirit, but leave the drugged foods and enemies’ blood up to the discretion of the crowd.
These are the warriors we need in these troubled times.
“The Sam Chase has a voice like a nun on the lam with a mouthful cigarettes and curse words in a lonely bar, drunkenly dancing next to a broken jukebox. His songs are scribbled, not written, on lipstick- and sweat-stained motel bedsheets. He likes the way the ink bleeds. His guitar runs on diesel and leaks like the morning after too much whiskey. His is a show you’ll probably want to tattoo on your body so everyone will know that you knew him before he was cool.”