Sam Tio is a songwriter, singer and musician based in Chicago, Illinois.
Sam got into music at age 10 when he began taking classical guitar lessons from his uncle Jason. At age 13, he changed his focus to country music and began singing and learning to play the songs of his early influences including Johnny Cash, Eric Church, Dierks Bentley and Kip Moore.
Songwriting soon followed, and you'll find seven of his original songs included on his self-titled debut album, released in 2016 when he was 18 years old.
More recently, Sam graduated from Michigan State University in the Spring of 2020, and shortly after began to record new music.
He released his second studio album, ‘1897’ on November 19th, 2021 - a concept album with 10 original songs that tell the life story of a man named Timmy Slim.
Each track on the record takes the listener through a major life event of its’ protagonist through carefully crafted lyrics while setting these stages with music ranging from breakneck country to starry ballads and everything in between.
Enjoy the music!