Sam Driessen, Singer/Songwriter
Delivering the comfort of connection among words and music is the craft that Sam Driessen furnishes. From inception, his songs are pieces of dreams, past events, friends, and strangers – many times infused. Once the singer-songwriter is struck by the sincerity of these findings, it is only a matter of seconds before lead meets paper. The next week, guitar and vocals hit the mic; weaved together bearing a Country-Rock resonance. “Before I go on stage, I like to sit with the audience and get an idea of the atmosphere. Then, I grab the mood and transfer it to my set”, Driessen commented.
Writing and performing since 1995, Driessen has incorporated songs of several influential artists to his playlist. Doing so has given him direction (through reaction) on how to create positive heed in a room full of judgment. If you were to combine a few of his influences, such as Keith Urban’s acoustic instrumentals and lyrics, and Gavin DeGraw’s vocal range, you would encounter a piece of Driessen’s puzzle.
Performing solo at venues such as Nashville’s Bluebird Cafe, Krapil’s Steakhouse and Patio in Chicago, and Whiskey Acres in DeKalb, IL, Driessen made the discovery that people were not only liking the music, they were asking for more. When his first music video made the St. Charles Daily Herald, he knew it was due time to take his music to the next level.
2011 was the year Driessen decided to begin a new chapter and produce his own songs. First up was his EP titled “Peripheral”; representing a fusion of new and old songs. In 2015, he recorded his first full band EP (Nebulous), at Azmyth Studios in Indianapolis. Driessen stated “I love recording, but having the opportunity to continue performing before others, on any stage…that’s where the passion lies. Motivated by writing tomorrow’s stories that soon enough will be today’s memories is what keeps me in the driver’s seat for life”.