Sam Hooper is a captivating American musician whose alluring blend of blues, rock and funk has thrilled audiences in China, Switzerland, Finland, and Japan. His soulful vocals have been compared to Otis Redding and Robert Cray, while critics have likened his blistering guitar playing to Jimi Hendrix and Carlos Santana.
His songs have been heard by millions of viewers on the hot daytime TV dramas All My Children and The Young & The Restless.
Sam Hooper Group has opened for blues guitar legends Ronnie Earl and Luther “Guitar Jr.” Johnson and showcased at New York’s Soul of the Blues Festival and Alabama’s W. C. Handy Music Festival. In 2009, Hooper won Winner Guitar Center’s KING OF THE BLUES, Cerritos, CA Store Finals. A documentary of Hooper’s musical journey has appeared on Medford, MA Cable TV and is now on youtube.com.
After many years in Boston and Los Angles, Hooper recently moved back to his hometown roots in Cleveland, OH. In 2014 he entertained all over Northeast Ohio with Vince Robinson & the Jazz Poets, Gaetano Letizia’s Underworld Blues Band, and Duffy Liturgical Dance Ensemble, among others. He’s performed at Nighttown, Rockefellers, The Cleveland Cultural Festival, Peabody’s, Westwood Country Club and several churches in the area.
Sam Hooper and Sam Hooper Group’s CDs, “All Caught Up,” “EAST” and “LIVE in Shanghai” are now available on itunes. His newest recording, the EP, “Sam Hooper & Mike Null” will be released in 2015!
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