Sam Lewis / Adam Chaffins
June 15 @ 9:30 pm | $10
Like many before him, Sam Lewis came to Nashville to make music. But unlike the majority, Lewis managed to hop on one of the most successful tours that country music has seen as of late. He’s collaborated with everyone from John Prine and Kacey Musgraves to The Wood Brothers. Chris Stapleton dubbed him “a modern Townes Van Zandt”. And while he’s often labeled with some form of the word ‘soulful’ (some have even compared his voice to molasses), Lewis’ style meets at a juncture of many different genres. There’s something about Sam Lewis that is indescribably different — and with his newest project, he’s discovered what most musicians spend lifetimes working for — the place where feel-good music meets vital social commentary.
The trail of musical heritage that runs through Kentucky is so rich it’s impossible place a foot without landing on some thread of it. Raised in Louisa KY, Adam Chaffins grew up amidst the culture of ‘Country Music Highway’ US. 23.
Beginning with a foundation in 90’s country and bluegrass, Adam received a scholarship singing classical music in college although soon to electric and upright bass, ultimately receiving a degree in jazz performance. Moving to Nashville in 2010, he fast became an in-demand bassist and vocalist, touring with Rounder Records’ ‘The Deadly Gentlemen’ and a stint with NC trad bluegrass band ‘Town Mountain.’ In the studio he’s gained the attention of producers like Buddy Miller and Dave Brainard, and as a writer he won a SESAC award in 2013 for a co-write with GRAMMY winning group ‘The Infamous Stringdusters’.