Sam Moss is a Boston based songwriter and string player. His work rambles through various offshoots of Americana, from original and interpreted folk songs, to pastoral and occasionally jagged instrumental guitar. In May 2016 he released Fable, his ninth solo album. Moss also compiled Imaginational Anthem Volume Five for Tompkins Square Records. He is the recipient of fellowships from the MacDowell Colony and Marble House Project, and his work has been featured in NPR, Paste, and Daytrotter, among others.
Highlights from the 50-city Fable album release tour include the Newport Folk Festival, and dates with Joan Shelley, Marisa Anderson, and Diane Cluck.
“This fingerpicking guitar virtuoso characterizes the folk spirit in its finest sense.”- Chris Leo Palermino, Paste
"Few fingerstyle guitarists have made the transition to singer-songwriter mode as gracefully as Sam Moss."- Lars Gotrich, NPR
“Eerie and beautiful songwriting, ghostly banjo and guitar, Appalachian roots, and deeply softly enchantingly beautiful vocals.”- Devon Leger, No Depression
“Sam Moss is a rarity in the instrumental fingerpicking guitar scene, as his graceful, lilting singing seems just as natural and easy as his accomplished six-string work.”- Grayson Haver Currin, Indy Week
“Intensely personal, deeply felt and well-played.”- Jennifer Kelly, Dusted Magazine
Selected Past Venues: Newport Folk Festival, Green River Festival, Ossipee Valley Music Festival (ME), The Thing In The Spring (NH), Club Passim (MA), Iron Horse (MA), Brighton Music Hall (MA), Bridge Street Live (CT), One Longfellow Square (ME), Union Hall (NY), Club Helsinki (NY), Columbia University, 3S Artspace (NH), Acoustic Music Works (PA), Oberlin College (OH), Pinhook (NC), Hideout (IL), Warming House (MN), University of Michigan, Belly Up (CO)…
Bills With: Joan Shelley, Mandolin Orange, Elvis Perkins, Doug Paisley, Alasdair Roberts, River Whyless, The Black Twig Pickers, Diane Cluck, The Devil Makes Three, Bill Kirchen, David Lindley, The Lowest Pair, Will Stratton, Alexander Turnquist, William Tyler…