Sam Frazier

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Sam Frazier

The Blues run through the blood of Birmingham musician Sam Frazier Jr. He grew up in Edgewater, the son a coal miner who brought home stories that would eventually inspire Frazier’s songwriting. His family would host local barbeques and shows at his mom’s house. Performing next to big name artists such as Howl’n Wolf and Jimmy Reed was a typical thing in Frazier’s life. Frazier’s latest album is “The Long Lonesome Blues”.

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