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Red Sammy’s “Between Love and Lonely Heartbreak”

August 6, 2020

Red Sammy’s “Between Love and Lonely Heartbreak” strikes a chord. His video for the single from his 8th studio release That Raging Heart reverberates with disjointed imagery, flashes of a soul in torment.

Adam Trice, the Baltimore songwriter known as Red Sammy, bleeds emotion through his haunting vocal performance, at times reminiscent of Disturbed’s David Draiman. Recording engineer Matt Fish (Stable Studios; Chambersburg, Pennsylvania) and mixer / masterer Dave Nachodsky (Invisible Sound Studio, Baltimore) helped define this unreal, dark folk vibe. It’s simple, yet undeniably unsettling. You’re wrapped in impeccable electric guitar: just close your eyes. Let insanity take you away, humming a tune.–Lisa Whealy


Stephen Carradini and Lisa Whealy write reviews of instrumental, folk, and singer/songwriter music. We write about those trying to make the next step in their careers and established artists.

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