Sam Owens is an Atlanta percussionist who does it all. With training in both the Jazz and Orchestral idioms, Sam's versatility makes him a highly sought after music professional. He also plays World percussion and works as a studio session player.
Sam has performed with The Coasters, Kingsized, Francine Reed, Tongo Hiti, Chicago Joe Jones, David Sanchez, Slide Hampton, Wycliffe Gordon, Danny Gottlieb, Coy Bowles, Bogey and the Viceroy, Mr. Blue Sky, and many other blues, jazz, and rock bands. Sam has extensive pit orchestra experience with the Fox Theatre, Aurora Theatre, Jekyll Island Summer Musical Theatre Festival, Capitol City Opera, and other local venues. He has also performed with the Macon (GA), Ludwig (GA), Valdosta (GA), Ocala (FL) and Albany(GA) Symphonies. In the Atlanta area he has performed at The High Museum, Variety Playhouse, Center Stage, The Tabernacle, Terminal West, The Georgia Aquarium, The Atlanta Zoo, The Atlanta Botanical Gardens, Piedmont Park festivals, The Georgian Terrace Hotel, Atlantic Station, King Plow Arts Center, The Fernbank Museum, Smith’s Olde Bar, Two Urban Licks, The Vista Room, and Trader Vic's to name a few.
Sam has a MalletKat Pro and loves it! It has served him well since 2010! Thank you Alternate Mode!