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Wednesday, March 1
“Joe Samba has emerged as a purveyor of positive vibes, joyfully merging his optimistic energy with unifying messages delivered via catchy choruses and infectious grooves His eclectic brand of upbeat reggae rocks with an undeniable soul/funk infused pop-appeal, while leveling his dynamic vocal range and guitar chops against an honest and, at times, raw lyricism.”
– Live For Live Music
“Samba’s ultra-unique spin on the reggae and progressive rock genres had everyone screaming for more.”
“The fast-rising musician is most known for his soulful, funky, and fun-loving performances.”
– The Pier
“[Samba] skillfully tells stories blending reggae, rock, ska and pop, with thoughtful lyrics, and songwriting.”
– Daily Reggae
Singer, songwriter, and guitarist Joe Samba, who finds the sweet spot between smoked-out Caribbean bliss and sweat-soaked punkified energy, is bringing his energetic live show all over the U.S. this year. First up, Samba heads out a 26-date cross-country outing with Pepper on their 20 Years of Kona Town Tour that will be stopping at the Boulder Theater in Boulder on Wednesday, March 1.
Earlier this week, Joe Samba, who has quietly emerged as a phenomenon racking up over 8 million total streams, released the official music video for his single “Boomer Economy,” a featured track off Samba’s 2022 album, Far From Forever (LAW Records). On “Boomer Economy,” a thrashy guitar riff crashes right into a laidback reggae break as he alternates between galloping rapid delivery and a magnetic chantable chorus, attempting to bridge the generational gap.
Guitar slung low, microphone turned up, and emotion overflowing, Joe Samba taps into rock ‘n’ roll spirit and reggae soul all at once. The Massachusetts-born and now New Hampshire-based multi-talent sonically teeters on an axis of island-inflected grooves and gritty guitar-craft balanced by his dynamic vocals and honest emotion. Samba first recognized music’s inherent power to connect as a kid, growing up surrounded by music in his household. After testing the waters as a teen in a metal band, Joe soon cut his teeth performing solo in countless bars and watering holes and then, in 2019, released his independent debut, The Wrong Impression, which made a major splash. The album bowed at #1 on the Billboard Reggae Albums Chart and has since clocked over 2 million streams, thanks in part to the breakout hit “How We Do.” In 2021, Samba signed with LAW Records and, after a string of single drops, released his sophomore album, Far From Forever, in June 2022, highlighted by the fan favorites “Create Something,” “Beef,” and “Got It All,” in addition to “Boomer Economy.” Now, Joe Samba is primed to unite not only genres, but people as well through his music and live performances, which includes his winter tour with Pepper, dates with Badfish: A Tribute To Subline, and appearances at a variety of festivals such as Cali Vibes 2023, Summer Camp Music Festival, Reggae Rise Up Florida and Maryland, Cali Roots Festival and more.