Contact: Sammy Volkov
Record collecting left American-Canadian Sammy Volkov with a flair for old-fashioned melodies combined with lyrics that are entirely present. Imagine if Roy Orbison and Townes Van Zandt co-wrote a song – weird, but it works. Sammy’s first single “Weather Report” caressed the ear like an homage to Brill Building songwriters while capturing his cinematic approach to music-making.
Sammy’s Be Alright! was the first album to debut at #1 on the CKUA Top 30 Chart. Within a month, it reached #38 on CKUA’s Top 200 Album Chart for 2022 and debuted at #19 on Earshot’s National Top 50 Chart. Sammy enjoyed features on CBC, CKUA, and CJSR. He has opened twice for Mariel Buckley, toured with Jack Garton and Kitty & the Rooster, and performed at the Edmonton, Calgary, and Canmore Folk Music Festivals this past summer. He is about to embark on a tour with the Bobby Tenderloin Universe.