From pen to stage: Sami Jo’s musical evolution in Nashville

Sami Jo is no stranger to captivating audiences, having embarked on a successful international tour through England and Ireland, gracing iconic stages like The Cavern Club, The Jacaranda, and The Adelphi Hotel.
19 May 2024
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She presents: I’m Tired Of Calling My Mom

For Sami Jo​ it all began with a pen in hand, and by the time she reached high school, she was already strumming a guitar to complement her heartfelt lyrics. After college, she made her way to Nashville, TN, where she quickly gained recognition for her ability to infuse personal, gut-wrenching stories into catchy melodies. Her music often evokes comparisons to artists like Noah Kahan, Colbie Caillat, and Kacey Musgraves, while her artistry remains rooted in folk-pop/americana.

Her latest release, I’m Tired Of Calling My Mom, adds another layer to her evolving musical journey.

Her Nashville adventure kicked off with an unexpected email from The Bluebird Cafe on November 1, 2015, inviting her to perform at a Sunday Writer’s Night. Since then, she’s been hailed as NSAI’s “Ones to Watch,” clinched the #1 song in the SUSC International Songwriting competition, and emerged as a top 12 finalist in the American Country Star worldwide competition.

Despite being a newcomer to the music scene, her single Black & White Reality raked in 22k streams within the first 3 months, with listeners from the United States and the United Kingdom leading the charge. Sami Jo is no stranger to captivating audiences, having embarked on a successful international tour through England and Ireland, gracing iconic stages like The Cavern Club, The Jacaranda, and The Adelphi Hotel.

When not on an international tour, Sami Jo hosts “Sams Jams,” a bi-weekly writers round at the prestigious Virgin Hotel on Music Row in Nashville. Through this platform, she provides a stage for nearly 800 artists per year to showcase their original music to industry professionals, showcasing her commitment to nurturing the next generation of talent.

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