Carter Sampson, Erik The Viking

Six Springs Tavern presents Carter Sampson and Erik The Viking

Carter Sampson

Erik The Viking

Thu Feb 1

Doors: 5:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm (event ends at 10:30 pm)


This event is 21 and over

Carter Sampson - (Set time: 8:00 PM)
Carter Sampson

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.
Erik The Viking - (Set time: 8:00 PM)
Erik The Viking
It started with one slicing inspiration, a passion to reach out with his music and his voice, to use song to help those around him struggling with some of the same everyday challenges that often make us feel alone.
Cities, states, and more than a decade later, armed with his guitar and a mission to connect, Erik The Viking has taken his unique style of songs to the open road. Tapping into both life experiences and just about any album he could get his hands on, Erik has been delivering the kind of heartfelt, soulful performances that leave packed houses clamoring for more.
With a strong base of folk, blues, and roots this powerful indie folk singer/songwriter has crafted a unique sound of his own. Carrying influences from artists such as Ani Difranco, Ray Lamontagne, Gregory Alan Isokav, Martin Sexton,and Ryan Adams, just to name a few, Erik The Viking isn't bound by genre, but broadened with a deep appreciation of the way all kinds of music can reflect the diversity of the human spirit.
Using his profound gift for storytelling, rhythmic strumming patterns and a genuine message, Erik The Viking gives everything he has while performing, and leaves it there for all to bring with them.
Venue Information:
Six Springs Tavern
147 N Plano Rd
Richardson, TX, 75081