Sam Himself (CH)
Sam Himself - New Yorker by choice, 'Fondue Western’ baritone by trade - announces an extensive Swiss tour on the occasion of the releasing his debut album in the autumn/winter of 2021/2022.
The Pursuit Of Happiness is part of the American self-image and even enshrined in the US Constitution; for the indie rock singer and songwriter Sam Koechlin, aka SAM HIMSELF, it was to pursue his dream of a music career that made him move from his hometown of Basel to New York almost 10 years ago.
There he developed - after college, several bands and other adventures - in close collaboration with the producer Daniel Schlett (The War on Drugs; Amen Dunes; DIIV) and an illustrious troupe of creative partners, including mastering engineer Greg Calbi (Bruce Springsteen; David Bowie), Josh Werner (bass – Iggy Pop, CocoRosie, Bill Laswell) and Parker Kindred (drums – Jeff Buckley, Elliott Smith) his musical profile as a solo artist. Sam likes to refer to his genre as "Fondue Western" with a dash of self-irony; the dynamic, but his versatile style is also being aptly described as "music to dancing and to cry to" (SRF 3).
"What it feels like to have Johnny Cash as an opener? Blasphemous."