Poetic troubadour and finger-picking wunderkind Sammy Brue is set to release his debut album, I Am Nice, on June 16th via New West Records. The 12-song set was produced by John Paul White of the Civil Wars and Ben Tanner of Alabama Shakes and recorded at their Sun Drop Sound studio in Florence, Alabama.
A native of Portland, Oregon, now living in Ogden, Utah, Brue has been writing songs since he was 10 years old; long influenced by the Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash, Leadbelly, and Woody Guthrie songs played in the family car for years, he quickly embraced the instrument and wrote his first song within two months. Since then, the 16 year old Brue has released two EPs, maintained a workmanlike schedule sharing stages with Lucinda Williams, Hayes Carll, John Moreland, Asleep At The Wheel, Justin Townes Earle, Lydia Loveless and more, has also already appeared at the Newport Folk Festival and Summeriest, all while juggling his school responsibilities.
We caught up with him recently at The Franklin Theatre in Franklin, Tennessee where he performed “I Know,” a track from I Am Nice, just for us. Check it out: