Born in North Carolina, Sam Waymon began playing piano at age 3, much the same way as his older sister, Eunice, had done before him. In the mid-1950’s his sister left North Carolina to further her career. Along the way she dropped her given name and became one of music’s most influential and unique musicians, known as Nina Simone. Sam worked and recorded with his sister for over ten years. He broke away to develop his own style that combined everything from gospel to jazz.
In his present band he has assembled a group that shares his vision of promoting the best of original American music, namely rhythm&blues/blues/jazz. Through Sam’s own repertoire of over 400 songs as well as covers of some classic tunes, the band can rock and soul any audience. The influences run the gamut of musical tastes from Marvin Gaye to Stevie Ray Vaughn and from Ray Charles to Bob Dylan. The band is capable of doing songs in a variety of styles and creates a brand of music that is distinct in stylings and sounds. It is truly a renaissance band from a master of the genre, Mr Sam Waymon.