“ Sad Sam Blues Jam. The name gave no clue of what was to come. As I watched the band unload equipment, I was surprised to see girls in “daisy dukes” and cowboy boots. I figured it was the Dixie Chicks play blues. I’m happy to say that these girls made me eat my words. Sisters Sadie and Sam Johnson (hence the Sad Sam), Krista Hess and Matt McCarthy kicked some major butt. With Sadie and Krista trading lead guitar and vocal duties as Sam and Matt (the only guy in the band) held down the rhythm section, they literally set fire to everything. - Tim Richards, Blues Blast Magazine
SUMMER TOUR 2014
More dates to be added soon.....
"One of the biggest thrills of the 2012 "Blues From the Top Festival" was the discovery of the Johnson Sisters. Sadie and Sam owned the stage every time they played. They took the patrons of Winter Park's longest running music festival captive with every vocal and instrumental lick . I've seen the future of the blues and its in good hands with these ladies from Indiana. " - J.r. Wolfe
“This blues dynamo, hailing from Bloomington, Indiana, was the second act on this cold Friday night and the minute they took the stage, things quickly warmed up. Sad Sam Blues Jam consists of three young women who are as striking as the blues they create. Sad Sam Blues Jam (SSBJ) is anchored by sisters Sadie Johnson (guitar and vocals) and Sam Johnson (bass and vocals). On rhythm guitar is Krista Hess and on drums is Matt McCarthy. With a lot of sass and a bit of testosterone, the grind and groove that comes from SSBJ is a group effort.”- Paul Mattingly, WUEV
Photos courtesy of Frozen Moments Photography