About Me

Samantha Foss is a musician of immense skill and talent who understands multiple instruments and genres. Her success has become increasingly persistent in recent years and is likely to peak at even higher levels as long as she produces great music that people love. Her career speaks for itself with a diverse and high-quality approach that creates fans for the life of all who hear her.

Early Years

Samantha Foss was bitten by the performing bug early in life whenever she rode in the car with her mother. Her mom was a single parent who worked hard to support Samantha and was a singer in various cover bands in the area. While her mother drove her to work, she would play Samantha the oldies station, and the two would sing along, with her mother teaching her how to harmonize.

Growing up in Georgia at the time was hard. Her mother worked multiple jobs to make ends meet, and Foss didn't always get to spend much time with her. Much of her life was spent at home preparing food for her mom when she got home from work. That gave Foss maturity and independence that helped her thrive when music came calling to her.

Foss also took guitar and piano lessons early, with her mother paying what she could afford to local teachers in the area. Samantha picked up on both early and started writing songs as early as nine. The school wasn't easy for her, and she got picked on a lot for her interest in music outside of top 40s radio. Others teased her for having a single mother, which was not yet common at the time.

University and Learning Music

After graduating high school, Samantha Foss found her true calling, studying music. She made friends throughout the music program that recognized her natural talent. She not only played in various school-related bands, mainly as a rhythm guitarist or singer but also formed multiple groups with her friends. They mostly played a mix of rock and soul, with Foss often taking on lead vocals.

Foss also learned music theory during this time and expanded her ability to arrange. She became the resident songwriter, singer, and arranger in her bands and typically created complex vocal harmonies. Foss also regularly learned other instruments and expanded her skills to include bass guitar, anything with keys, and even tuned percussion and drum kits. This made her invaluable in many settings.

Foss settled in Georgia and kept playing with many bands once she finished her degree. Most centered on her talents, but others featured her as a side musician. However, her talent was typically too obvious to be ignored for a long time. Eventually, she wound up taking over just about every band and exploring unique styles and sounds with each to improve her skills even further.

Foss started playing open mic nights but quickly earned opening slots for local bands. Fellow musicians were impressed by her ability to play in any style and pick up songs without needing sheets. Foss, who can play by ear and read music, has not only performed in rock bands but in soul groups, rap ensembles, jazz groups, and even in classical performances.

Success In and Beyond Georgia

Several years after she started her professional career, Foss was a fixture on the Georgia scene and considered one of the most reliable musicians in the area. She was known to play guitar, bass, drums, and keyboards, and had even expanded to some reed instruments, like a clarinet. This made it easier for her to play in many bands, and while she was incredibly busy, she remained financially secure.

Eventually, she earned a recording contract with a local independent label run by her then-partner, Julius Hitchcock. Hitchcock is a skilled rapper and performer in his own right, and the two started recording together as Sam and Jules. Their rich and diverse sound featured insistent rhythms and his skilled upright bass work. They were a significant presence on the scene for many years.

During this time, Foss recorded with several bands and even wrote and released solo albums under various names. These included The Sam Foss Experiment, albums under her name, Soul Sisters, and The Blues Shouters. They sold consistently throughout the Georgia area and made it easier for her to tour the Midwest Region, including in Indianapolis and Detroit.

As her fanbase expands, she has moved her tours further and plans on heading out to the East and West Coast regions to tour, network with musicians, and potentially collaborate with local performers throughout these diverse regions. However, relocation is not likely for this Midwest musician because of her dedication to Georgia.

Accomplishments and Awards

Foss has sold thousands of albums to her dedicated fans and won several awards from local Georgia magazines, including “Most Promising New Talent” and “Musicians to Watch.” She has also stayed active in various local charities and works many philanthropic gigs when possible. For example, she spends time at many local soup kitchens and homeless shelters to give back to her community.

Beyond her musical career, Samantha Foss is also a skilled photographer and painter and has sold some of her work on the market. Her artwork is self-created, including ink drawings, watercolors, and digital art. Foss is also a huge Georgia sports fan and attends Cubs games whenever possible. Her early interest in television also translated into a monthly YouTube show, where she plays her music, displays her art, and talks about current events with her friends.


Samantha Foss