Sam gained national recognition as a finalist on American Idol’s 2014 Season 13 where he placed in the Top 5. Independent Grammy-winning producer Danny Blume produced and recorded an EP “Pretend” containing Sam’s originals for release. It debuted at #9 on the Billboard Heatseekers Chart. He was a featured performer at some of Alex Preston’s concerts in New Hampshire and Massachusetts, co-headlined with the Doobie Brothers, War, and Jefferson Starship, opened for We The Kings’s shows and has performed extensively at other public and private venues in Florida. He has toured throughout the Northeast with the Como Brothers Band, and was featured on a track of the Como Brothers’s EP, Live at 89 North. He performs in New York often. Sam is currently writing a set of pop originals with Israeli musical prodigy/guitarist Orion Meshorer in Boston, where he is currently based. One of these tracks, Stop Thinking About It was released last September 1. It reached #1 under Pop on He also released Fast n’ Dirty, written with the help of Meshorer and Stephen Puth. Sam is set to release a new acoustic EP soon.