December 16, 2017 · 8:00pm

Red Sammy – Americana
Venteur – Rock



Founding members Padi & Jack started as Venture in 2014, with people coming and going until finding a world class drummer, Justin and two experienced guitarist Mike and Shea.

Since, we released our first single “Mr. Skyman” as well as our debut EP “Elements,” and changed our name to Venteur, helping us stand out while still keeping the name as close to the origin as possible.

Our EP “Elements” is streaming everywhere you listen to music. Find it on Spotify, iTunes, Reverbnation and many more. New releases are already planned for the upcoming months and 2018, so make sure you follow us @venteurband on all social media.


Red Sammy


In 2007, local Baltimore songwriter, Adam Trice, founded Red Sammy, which he describes as a “graveyard country band.” The band name, a reference to Flannery O’Connor’s story, “A Good Man is Hard to Find” (1955), is a perfect pairing for the band’s dark and menacing style.

Graveyard country music is like a Jackson Pollock black pouring, or a Robert Motherwell elegy. It is imbued with Garcia Lorca’s duende: “black sounds are the mystery.” Gritty, stark storytelling, part southwest rock, part Cash and Escovedo. Sparse, but accessible, there’s a thread that runs through the music, from Hawthorne and Poe (fitting, since the band is from Baltimore), to Faulkner and Flannery O’Conner.

Red Sammy draws upon a variety of both literary and musical influences including Flannery O’Connor, Ernest Hemingway, Anton Chekhov, William Faulkner, William Carlos Williams, Gerald Stern, Tom Waits, Townes Van Zandt, Leonard Cohen, Alejandro Escovedo, Frank Black, Johnny Cash.
“It’s freight-jumping, wedding ring-pawning music,” Baltimore City Paper.