"Sam is a unique artist who digs deep into the Blues and into the listener's emotions. i can't say enough about my admiration for his music"
- Robbie Lane , Zoomer Radio
When the world gets down on Little Magic Sam, he gets down on a Les Paul. Hailing from St.Thomas, ON, Sam Taylor is a born entertainer with a penchant for raw blues and soul music and lyrics that bely someone much older than his 31 years. With an enormous stage presence, it comes as no surprise that this multi-talented singer/songwriter has been performing internationally since the age of 7.
After graduating from Fanshawe College with a diploma in Music Industry Arts, Sam headed into EMAC Studios with producer Moe Berg (of Pursuit of Happiness) on two original songs; Thought of Leaving and Loaded Gun, both of which received airplay across Southern Ontario. Loaded Gun has also been featured in the tv shows Haven, Cracked, and Degrassi. Sam’s versatile and honest songwriting gives his music the emotional edge that sets him apart as a talented up and comer. He has shared the stage with Chuck Leavell (The Rolling Stones), Gordon Lightfoot, and Whitehorse in Canada as well as with Chicago blues legends Linsey Alexander, Claudette Miller and Mary Lane.
Little Magic Sam was thrilled to get the opportunity to record what would become his debut E.P. at the legendary Sun Studio in Memphis, TN. "Memphis Midnight Sun" was released in 2019 and was also produced by Moe Berg.
In May 2023, the Little Magic Sam Band released a new six song E.P. of original Chicago blues called, "Step Back". This album was recorded to mono tape at Jimmy Bowskill (The Sheepdogs, Blue Rodeo)'s Ganaraska Recording Co. using only vintage and antique equipment and mixed by blues maestro Steve Marriner. "Step Back" is available now on 180 gram translucent blue vinyl and CD.
The Little Magic Sam Band is honoured to be nominated in the "Best New Group/ Artist of the Year" category at the 2024 Maple Blues Awards taking place on February 12, 2024 at the Phoenix Concert Theatre in Toronto, ON.