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In School Performance Opportunity

Stories and Songs with Samuel James

Suggested for Grades 2 - 8

March 1 - May 31, 2024

Performance Request

"A true original; the kind of artist who sets trends, as opposed to following them."

Live music and storytelling that educates and captures the imagination. With a voice of grit and gravel, roots musician Samuel James sings with an authenticity lost in time. A modern guitar master, James’ skill has a depth and range that seems impossible for a man with only two hands. An award-winning songwriter, one of the world’s most innovative guitar players, and a Moth Mainstage storyteller, James brings all of this to his amazing stage show. A live performance by Samuel James is part theatre concert, part porch-stomping dance party and part stand-up comedy. James was born the last in a long line of performers including dancers, storytellers, choir singers, jazz pianists, and porch-stomping guitar thumpers dating back to the 1800s.


Available to book for a performance in your school March 1 – May 31, 2024


Email for information on scheduling and performance fee.

Requests must be made by April 26, 2024.


55 minutes 


ASL Interpretation provided upon request.


Pre and post-performance workshops are available. Please email for more information.


Stay tuned, and Educator Guide for this performance will be available before the performance. View our gallery of previous Educator Guides.

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