Sam Hooper is a captivating American musician from Cleveland, Ohio. His alluring blend of blues, rock and funk has thrilled audiences in China, Switzerland, Finland, Japan and the USA. 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.
With four CDs released on the FBJoy Records label, Hooper’s songs have been heard by millions on the hot daytime TV dramas “All My Children” and “The Young & The Restless.”
Hooper has just finished recording a new EP, “Sam Hooper & Mike Null – HOODOO BLUES.” The EP features a new song by Hooper and fresh treatments of four blues classics, including Junior Wells’ “Hoodoo Man Blues.” Hooper & Null met in China in 2010 when Hooper was a special guest and Null led the house band celebrating the 15th Anniversary of Shanghai’s legendary House of Blues & Jazz. A perennial crowd favorite, Sam Hooper Group has performed over 300 shows at the venue. Watch for HOODOO BLUES in June of 2015.
Sam Hooper Group has opened for American blues guitar greats Ronnie Earl and Luther “Guitar Jr.” Johnson and for England’s #1 blues guitarist, Matt Schofield. The group has also showcased at New York’s Soul of the Blues Festival and Alabama’s W. C. Handy Music Festival. Sam Hooper Group was a finalist in Boston’s “Battle of the Blues Bands.” Hooper toured as a featured performer in Chinese recording artist, Zhu Ming Ying’s “Dream of an Artist” tour, playing in front of over 84,000 people in 14 cities. In 2009, Hooper was the Winner of Guitar Center’s King of the Blues, Cerritos, CA Store Finals.
A documentary of Hooper’s musical journey was produced by a Boston area Cable TV provider and can now be enjoyed on youtube.com.
Watch for Sam Hooper Group performing live in 2015 and for the new EP,
“Sam Hooper & Mike Null – HOODOO BLUES!”
“a soulful singer…fiery, virtuoso guitar” – Joel Simches, The Noise