"Sam Ness is taking the Madison music scene by storm. His rugged charm coupled with immense talent have made him a stellar act to watch"
-On Wisconsin Radio
“Born in small town Wisconsin, he’s got more in common with, say, Justin Vernon than Eric Benét, but no less soulful. His sharp intelligence to letting the song tell the story, and the musicians to breathe and go, never limits his imagination to anything short of brilliance. His voice and lyrics rides comfortably and raises the roof for the last chorus.”
-Eric Alper (In regards to title track from “Whispered on the Wind” album)
"Sam Ness looks and sounds like he was born a few decades too late. His hair and beard conjure images of Jim Morrison circa 1969, and, like Morrison, Ness writes poetry that he sets to music and prefers the character of old European cities. But Ness isn’t as lost as Morrison was."
-Wisconsin State Journal
"...his husky voice soothed all our chilly souls and he dappled his set with a few covers from Passenger, The Lumineers and other folky loves of ours."
-International Sound Project
“Sam Ness tells such a soulful and magical story through his words and music. His live shows are a must see!” – Sarah A.
“He’s a gifted guitar player and a talented vocalist with a beautiful, mellow voice! The fact he’s real easy on the eyes doesn’t hurt, but if you get to meet him, it’s his genuine, heartfelt response to people that earns him fans wherever he goes!” – DaddyDean N.
“Dude is an INCREDIBLE live performer, i only got to see him in a very short 3 song set during a completion, but he was amazing!!! If you get a chance to see him do so!” – Jackson J.
“Sam makes beautiful music and puts on a great show! Highly recommend!” – Emma S.
“Wonderful voice and down to earth guy. Love hearing stories about the songs he created.” – Ginger B.
“Just went to the yoga session tonight with Sam and it was amazing. Thank you for the wonderful vibes…” – Mandie B.
“Exceptional voice & guitar. Original music. Great storyteller!” – Stephanie L.
“Truly refreshing sound and great talent!” – Lauri N.
“special talented guy he’s voice is 🔥 this guy will be know to the world you wait” – Ossei K.