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July 25, 2017

Naughty Professor Fall Tour 2017

Hey y’all,
Havin’ a great time out on the road. Loving Cali, Arizona’s beautiful… and looking forward to seeing NorCal and Colorado! Some big news, too! We’re going up to the northeast in September. Here’s where we’re playing. Check us out!
9/14: Brooklyn, NY – Industry City – BUY TICKETS
9/15: Boston, MA – Thunder Road – BUY TICKETS
9/16: Burlington, VT – Nectar’s – BUY TICKETS
9/19: Buffalo, NY – Iron Works – BUY TICKETS
9/20: Cleveland, OH – Brother’s Lounge – BUY TICKETS (link coming soon…)
9/21: Thornville, OH – Resonance Festival – BUY TICKETS
9/22: Atlanta, GA – Terminal West w/ Dumpstaphunk – BUY TICKETS
x
Sam…

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June 25, 2017

Naughty Professor Summer Tour 2017

Hey y’all,
Going out west with my dudes in Naughty Professor. Excited to be out with this guys. Here’s where we hit!

Naughty Professor / Identity Tour 2017
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7/11: Hollywood, CA – KJazz Summer Jazz Nights
7/13: San Diego, CA – Winston’s Beach Club
tix: http://bit.ly/2r3wmjE
7/14: Phoenix, AZ – Last Exit Live
tix: http://ticketf.ly/2r3wfF5
7/15: Flagstaff, AZ – Flagstaff Brewing Co.
tix: http://ticketf.ly/2rN8wpN
7/16: Tucson, AZ – 191 Toole
tix: http://ticketf.ly/2rCLTFK
8/11: Cloverdale, CA – Friday Night Live
8/12: San Francisco, CA – Boom Boom Room
tix: http://bit.ly/2gWyC49
8/13: San Jose, CA – San Jose Jazz Summer Fest
tix: http://bit.ly/2bbjWOg
8/17: Boulder, CO – Fox Theater w/ Maceo Parker
tix: http://ticketf.ly/2rCz5j0
8/18: Denver, CO – Cervantes w/ JoJo’s Slim Wednesday
tix: http://ticketf.ly/2rWRJm4
8/19: Springfield, MO – Outland Ballroom
tix: http://ticketf.ly/2sZdvG2
8/20: St….

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May 21, 2017

New Single with Alex Ebert Released

Hey y’all,
Community Records just released a new tune that I recorded with Alex Ebert, of Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes.  It’s available on the iTunes Store, Amazon, Spotify, you name it! Check it out on YouTube, too! Just added it to the music section of my website as well!
Some west coast tour dates with Naughty Professor to be announced at the end of June as well so please stay tuned!
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Sam…

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February 17, 2017

Dave Chappelle and T.I. walk into a bar…

Look at what NOLA.com had to say about us in their write up yesterday at the gig at Maison with Danny Abel & Friends last night.

 
Check out the article if you’d like to know a little more:
http://www.nola.com/celebrities/index.ssf/2017/02/dave_chappelle_ti_new_orleans.html
Here’s a quick video of us playing too. 

BAND:
Anjelika “Jelly” Joseph – Vocals
Danny Abel – Guitar
Khris Royal – Alto Sax
Max Moran – Bass
A.J. Hall – Drums
Sam Kuslan – Keyboards…

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February 16, 2017

Naughty Professor Spring Tour 2017

I’m going out on the road with Naughty Professor at the end of March. Super stoked to share the stage with these dudes. We’ll be playing some tunes of their new album Identity. Here’s where we’re playing and the dates.
The 8×10 – Baltimore, MD – March 28th – Door 8PM
James Street Gastropub – Pittsburgh, PA – March 29th – Doors 8PM
Asheville Music Hall w/ the Stoop Kids – Asheville, NC – March 30th – Doors 8PM
Hogs for the Cause Festival – New Orleans, LA – March 31st – 5:30-6:45 on the Phelps Dunbar Stage.
Check out their new single, Strayfeaturing David Shaw of the Revivalists. 
See you on the road!…

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February 7, 2017

Opening up for the Funky Knuckles at Gasa Gasa

Man, what a great night at Gasa last night. We got the opportunity to open for some incredibly wonderful folks in a band called the Funky Knuckles. Can’t wait to see them again. Check out this footage of them soundchecking… though it sure seems like they didn’t need to check anything. Looking forward to the next time!…

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January 7, 2017

Start the Reactor Release Show at the Blue Nile

Hey y’all, just posting to let you know that we’re officially releasing the album Start the Reactor on January 14th and celebrating the release on January 15th at the Blue Nile. This is going to be badass. The Revivalists’ side project, Space and Harmony, will be opening and we’ll be playing the album in it’s entirety (!!!). Here’s a video of me and the great Jason Butler having a keyboard duel. See you there!…

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December 8, 2016

New Music – Start the Reactor, Jazmarae & Live at Gasa Gasa

NEW MUSIC! I’ve put up a few new songs from albums that I’ve recorded over the past few months. Start the Reactor, Jazmarae Live at Gasa Gasa feature a cast of incredible musicians; Brad Walker (Sturgill Simpson), Noah Young (Naughty Professor), Jason Butler and Danny Abel (Pat Casey and the New Sound), Walter Lundy (Bonerama), Brian Seeger (Aaron Neville, Charlie Hunter, Jason Marsalis), Matt Hampsey and Michael Harris (Bruce Sunpie Barnes and the Sunspots) are all featured musicians on these albums. I am honored to have been a part of them.
Check out those albums here!
Please join us for our CD release for Start the Reactor on January 14th at the Blue Nile. …

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November 22, 2016

What’re You Listening to? V1.00

I’ve been listening a lot recently, especially to Coldplay. I love how they take their time and ooze melody. Every single one of their songs has a singable, hummable melody. They’re melodies that you’ll remember. X&Y has been on repeat as well as their recent release, A Head Full of Dreams. Of course, Fix You is just perfect but I also love White Shadows as well. 
I’ve been interested in the life and music of Noel Gallagher. He’s an interesting character, plagued by his own sense of self and his seemingly ever-growing ego. I enjoy watching interviews of him and, through that, his music. I wasn’t old enough to really understand the craze with Oasis, but after hearing so much about them and how revolutionary they were I thought it only necessary that I check them out. I’ve started with Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds and their self-titled release.  …

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