Carter Sampson

Six Springs Presents

Carter Sampson

Jack Waters and The Unemployed

Fri Jan 18

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm (event ends at 11:59 pm)

$8.00 - $12.00

Carter Sampson - (Set time: 10:00 PM)
Carter Sampson
Americana/Folk/Singer-Songwriter

Carter Sampson is an Okie-born (Oklahoma City, OK) singer/songwriter with a big voice.

The Oklahoma City-based artist is blessed by a musical family legacy that includes talents like Roy Orbison.

Her journey as a naturally independent, free-spirited musician has seemed almost predestined at times. At age 15 she began experimenting with sound as a way to pass the time; now her creativity has matured into the dedicated and passionate performance that makes her a favorite female vocalist.

“I’m pretty much the same me working on the same goals … maybe a little more grown up. I think I am more confident than I was when I first started playing. I’ve always been brave, but I’m more sure of myself now,” Sampson exuded.

As a relatable artist, her empowering music appeals to a wide range of folks, who are incredibly and admirably loyal to her and her work. She’s the founder and director of Oklahoma City’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Camp for Girls, which always partners with nonprofit organizations that empower girls and women through music education.

The inspiring artist also averages about 220 shows annually – in areas like Oklahoma and Arkansas, as well as Colorado, New Mexico and Texas. But as the self-penned ‘Queen of Oklahoma,’ Sampson’s red boots are happiest when they’re on her home turf.

“I am proud to be from Oklahoma and really proud of the music that is coming out of the state right now. I wish we were more progressive in a lot of areas, but it feels like slowly change is happening.”

Though she travels for the love of making music, she’s no stranger to awards. She was named a Top 12 Finalist in the 2012 Mountain Stage NewSong Contest and performed at Lincoln Center in New York. This year, she won first place in the general category of the Chris Austin Songwriting Contest at Merlefest in Wilkesboro, N.C. – with her song “Wild Bird”, which was additionally released by Pinecastle Records.

She also won fourth place in the Colorado-based Telluride Troubadour Contest at the Telluride Bluegrass Festival and was a Top 10 Finalist in the Rocky Mountain Folks Festival’s Songwriters Showcase in Lyons, Colo.

Her third album, Good for the Meantime, was released in 2008. Then in 2011, she launched a Kickstarter project for Mockingbird Sing, in which she gave supporters rewards to help secure adequate funds within 30 days. After that huge success, she recorded a five-track acoustic EP, Thirty Three, at Treelady Studios in Pittsburgh/Turtle Creek, Penn.

“I feel like I am right where I am supposed to be doing exactly what I am supposed to be doing,” Sampson said, reflecting on the long road that led to right now.

Her fourth full-length studio album, Wilder Side, was released on Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2016. Like Good for the Meantime it features the heady handywork of producer/multi-instrumentalist Travis Linville, who, like Sampson, has a unique sound all his own.
Jack Waters and The Unemployed - (Set time: 8:00 PM)
Jack Waters and The Unemployed
Jack Waters and The Unemployed, a country blues and southern rock fusion, are Jack Waters on guitar and lead vocals, Mike Satawake on lead guitar and backing vocals, Tyler Romine on drums and backing vocals and Luke Mullenix on upright and bass guitar. The Unemployed formed in Oklahoma City in 2016 when Jack Waters moved from behind the drum set where he had spent the previous 20 years touring the country, strapped on a guitar and started taking center stage. Luke Mullenix joined in followed shortly thereafter by Mike and Tyler. The name The Unemployed stems from the emphasis placed by all members on making music the main priority in their lives not working for the man despite the fact that none of the members quite know who exactly the man is. After calls from fans to “Get a Job” The Unemployed is indeed working, only on an EP rather than at some 9 to 5. The road dogs of The Unemployed have collectively toured the nation with a specific focus on the Texas country circuit and are ready to take their twist on rock and country back out on the highway. Hey, it beats working for a living....
Venue Information:
Six Springs Tavern
147 N Plano Rd
Richardson, TX, 75081