In The Press
Sam Price And The True Believers’ Message Through Music
Offbeat Magazine, May 2020
These are chaotic and uncertain times. People are struggling physically, emotionally, and financially. Fear, anger and anxiety are running high. It is in this environment that Sam Price and his band, the True Believers, have a message to deliver: “Hold on to your humanity.” This month the band will release their new single, “World Keeps Turning.” True to form, Sam’s lyrics embrace positivity and human connection, and the band delivers the soulful, throwback sound that won them the OffBeat Best of The Beat Award for Best Roots Rock Album in 2017.
"Sam Price is best known as the irrepressible pogoing bass player of the Honey Island Swamp Band. Sam also has some mad songwriting and vocal skills and it shows with the release of his latest project, Sam Price and the True Believers."
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Songwriting is the key to this gem of a record. Sam has an innate skill to infuse jazz and blues on top a bed of roots rock. Think early Steve Winwood. The arrangements are tight. The vocals are clean(especially the backgrounds) and the lyrics are meaningful. Signature track is “Down to You” which features a killer trumpet solo by Eric Benny Bloom.
Their first release is a five-track jubilee of infectious songs and note-worthy musical performances.
So from the heart, it hurts.
"Price and crew share the love and positive vibes in music that’s slinky and funky with a groove you can move to."
...Allen Toussaint, whose spirit is all over Price’s disc....Musically, it harks back to the deep soul on his ’70s Reprise albums, and Price’s vocal here has some of the same inflections.
Price’s new album is an antidote for these times we are living in. Relentlessly positive...
"In a peaceful anti-racism call-to-action, Sam Price & the True Believers offer up an optimistic and uplifting message that upholds unity over division. On the heels of what has been a particularly tumultuous political season in the country, “We Believe” cuts through the noise and instead delivers a simple yet compelling statement: “Live and let live.”