Ad 2 Austin is excited to announce that Texas singer-songwriter Sam Sliva will be kicking-off our inaugural event, Austin Canvas Auction Night, with an acoustic set starting at 6pm on November 20th at The Rattle Inn. Get there early because you won’t want to miss him!
Sliva is friends with AD2ATX Members and attended Texas State University, so asking him to play was a no-brainer. As Sliva put it, "Sounds like a cool event... and a good excuse for a good cause to come to Austin for the weekend." Sam, we couldn't agree more. Lucky for us, he's back from his first West Coast tour to share his artistic ability and get the evening off to a rockin' start.
Take one listen to Sam Sliva and you’ll remember why you fell in love with music to begin with. Better yet, buy your tickets now and listen live!
For inspiration while creating your canvas, jam out to Sam’s music!
About Sam Sliva
Roots Rock from the Lone Star State
Now based in Houston after many years in Austin, Sam Sliva grew up in Bay City, Texas listening to everything from Bob Marley and Led Zeppelin to George Strait and John Lee Hooker.
“I like to combine all of my influences and make one collective sound,” Sliva says, and he did just that on his most recent disc, "…And the People Say.". Elements of reggae, country, rock, blues, R&B and folk all intertwine to create something indefinable but coherent. Although it may best fit into Adult Contemporary or Americana rock playlists, the music retains a distinct edge and bluesy swagger that marks it as characteristically Sliva.
As adept a guitarist as he is a lyricist and songwriter, Sliva admits that he’s self taught and says “It really shows through in my music.
Radio immediately took notice as introductory single from "...And the People Say," “It Is What It Is,” initially charted at #51 on the AC charts and opened the door for Sliva to reveal more of himself and peel back the layers of his distinctive style and sound. Even before radio took hold, Sliva was already developing a following throughout Texas, Oklahoma and the Midwest and has built his fan base the old fashioned way: one show and one fan at a time.
With roughly 1200 live shows logged in over the past 6 years, Sliva thrives on the road. More recently, his touring schedule has seen him branch out from the Texas circuit to the Midwest, Southeast, West Coast and beyond while sharing the stage with some of the biggest names in the industry.
Sliva’s soulful vocals and ability to craft not only catchy hooks, but also vivid and memorable lyrics as well as his eclectic style and ability to meld genres puts him in good company, allowing him to sit easily in playlists next to everyone from Michael Franti to Eli Young Band to John Mayer to Kenny Wayne Shepherd.
“It’s been said before, but the only way I know how to be immortal is through music,” Sliva says. “I don’t care about making a million dollars or selling a million records. Basically, I just want to be liked and appreciated by people who know what good music is.”
Those two things don’t have to be mutually exclusive and as his last two album show, Sliva has the talent and ability to accomplish both. His reputation and following can only grow, spreading from the Midwest to both coasts, as he tours behind his next project and continues to break genre barriers for anyone who simply loves good music.
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