Music Became An Escape For Sam Weber When Making The Album ‘Get Free’

Canadian-born songwriter and guitarist Sam Weber and his partner, co-Producer, and solo artist own Mallory Hauser, as well as their friend and collaborator Danny Austin-Manning, faced the dilemma of the pandemic situation and its limitations when it came to making new music. They decided what they had to do was start somewhere. That somewhere ended up being a Hollywood apartment, and the finished result, Get Free, has recently been released described by the musicians as “care-free”.

Weber tells the tale:

Danny would come over and the three of us would turn on the microphones and give these wild, unchained performances of the material. Because our only option was to make it in our house, it gave us permission to let it be what was going to be and not get wrapped up in the details, and in turn, I think that allowed the veil between the performances and the hearts of each song to be very thin. I called the record Get Free because each performance of each song was a moment of transcendence and an escape for us from an otherwise odd, restrictive time.

Weber and Hauser tapped Grammy-nominated engineer Robbie Lackritz (Feist, Bahamas) to mix the album. Weber is gearing up to take Get Free on tour in February and March including stops at Royal Room in Seattle, Carrboro, North Carolina’s famed Cat’s Cradle, Sultan Room in Brooklyn, and World Cafe Live in Philadelphia.

Catch Sam Weber On Tour: 

Feb 7 + 8 – Astoria, OR – Adrift Hotel

Feb 9 – Seattle, WA – Royal Room

Feb 10 – Portland, OR – Strum w/Hayley Lynn

Feb 11 – Coos Bay, OR – 7 Devils Brewing Company

Feb 12 – Eugene, OR – Sam Bond’s Garage w/Corwin Bolt and the Wingnuts

Feb 13 – Santa Rosa, CA – The Lost Church w/ Echoes and Artifacts

Mar 1 – Des Moines, IA – xBK Live

Mar 2 – Bishop Hill, IL – Bishop Hill Creative Commons 

Mar 3 – Madison, WI – Bur Oak 

Mar 4 – St. Paul, MN – Turf Club w/Humbird *

Mar 6 – Milwaukee, WI – Anodyne Coffee Roasting Co. w/ Tom West #

Mar 9 – Newport, KY – Southgate House Revival #

Mar 10 – Atlanta, GA – Smith’s Olde Bar #

Mar 11 – Chattanooga, TN – The Woodshop

Mar 13 – Charlotte, NC – The Evening Muse #

Mar 15 – Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle

Mar 16 – Richmond, VA – The Tin Pan^

Mar 17 – Washington D.C. – Pie Shop^

Mar 19 – Philadelphia, PA – World Cafe Live^

Mar 20 – Brooklyn, NY – Sultan Room^#

Mar 24 – Burlington, VT – Higher Ground Showcase Lounge^

Mar 25 – Exeter, NH – The Word Barn^

Mar 26 – Springville, NY – Springville Center for the Arts

May 18 – 22 – Kansas City, MO – Folk Alliance International

With Special Guests: 

*with J.E. Sunde

^with The Ladles

# with Matthew Fowler

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