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This Frontier Needs Heroes & Adam Sams @ Artsville SC

  • Burry Bookstore 130 West Carolina Avenue Hartsville, SC, 29550 United States (map)

Tickets $15:

This special night features the two winners from ASC 2014: 1st place, This Frontier Needs Heroes (Jacksonville, FL) and runner up, Adam Sams (Augusta, GA).

“[This Frontier Needs Heroes] spangle heartfelt Americana with psychedelic brightness and lyrical levity.” - SPIN

"We're warning you now: You might fall in love with someone in the room during this band's set. So genuine, so commanding, so deceptively simple is TFNH's music that, before you know it, something inside you has shifted - suddenly you're staring into someone else's eyes from across the bar." -Folio Weekly

"Adam Sams is a talented songwriter with a unique way of weaving together meaningful lyrics and creative melodies." - Drew Shirley (Switchfoot)

"It is a rare occurrence that an album can be so perfectly done; [Adam Sams] has given listeners not just something new to listen to but a breath of fresh, artful air. His lyrics are deep without over-reaching, his music is simple and beautiful, and his voice is enthralling. This is without question some of the best music that has come out as of late." - Ryan Barbee (Jesus Freak Hideout)

This Frontier Needs Heroes have spent the past 5 years playing shows all over the world.  Just a guitar, and their voices, logging thousands of miles in their car, touring the greatest cities of North America and Europe, selling one record at a time, making one fan at a time. This determination and DIY ethos brought them on an epic journey around the world, playing in clubs, houses, and festival stages.  

Their new album Hooky, recorded in the summer of 2012 on 2 inch analog tape at Dr. Dog’s studio in Philadelphia with the help of Loveland Recording’s Nathan Sabatino, was made with the contribution of a full band, making Hooky their most richly realized and, yes, hookiest album to date.

For more on TFNH, visit

Adam Sams is a singer, songwriter and instrumentalist with a desire to encourage and inspire listeners. Hailing from Augusta, Ga., Sams has been performing in coffee houses, listening rooms, and living rooms across the Eastern U.S. since releasing his 2011 EP Welcome to the Motion. His debut full-length studio album Tightwire, released in 2013, was produced by Don Chaffer (Waterdeep) and shows considerable growth in Sams’ songwriting and musicianship. The majority of instruments on Tightwire were performed by Sams. The album also features several notable guest musicians, including Matt Slocum (Sixpence None the Richer) and Nashville singer/songwriter Sandra McCracken. Tightwire showcases Sams’ creative and intricate blend of acoustic rock while embodying the timeless storytelling appeal of songwriters from the 60s-70s. Ultimately, Sams’ songs are driven by their memorable melodies and the honest messages they convey. Accessible to all who are willing to listen, Sams’ music is hopeful, compelling and uplifting.

For more on Adam, visit

Saturday, September 12, 2015
Artsville House Concerts SC presents This Frontier Needs Heroes & Adam Sams
Burry Bookstore | 130 W Carolina Ave | Hartsville, SC 29550
Tickets are $15. Doors at 7:30pm. Music at 8:00pm.

For those who are newbies, here's the way it works:

  • You check out our artists, realize they're really cool, and you want to come to the show.
  • You click the Paypal link (no Paypal account necessary) and select the number or seats you'd like.
  • You receive a receipt from Paypal.
  • Buy buying a ticket you agree to join the Artsville email list. You can subscribe at any time. 
  • You'll receive a reminder email about a week out from the show.
  • You come to the concert and have the time of your life.
Earlier Event: September 11
The Artsville Songwriting Competition
Later Event: October 10
The Artsville Songwriting Competition