Q&A with sami.the.great
Indie pop artist, sami.the.great, will be coming to Tulsa on May 27 at The Sound Pony. To promote the show, I got to do this question and answer session with the great, Sami Akbari.
For those unfamiliar, how would you describe yourself and your music?
Catchy, throw-back, indie-pop as sung by a short, crass lady.
What songs do you recommend that best represent you?
I feel like my music is constantly evolving and that different songs best represent me at different times. Right now I am working on songs that are somewhat different from this last album, but I would say that my favorite song from this past album that best represents what I like doing the most with my music (which is basically lots of harmonies!) is “Making Eyes.”
What’s your song writing process?
Usually I start with the music, come up with something I’m feeling, and let that guide me to the lyrics.
Since you’ve been to Tulsa before, what are your thoughts on the city?
Friendly! Everyone was very sweet to me when I last played there.
Describe the best gig you’ve had.
Different gigs are great for different reasons, but my favorite one, so far, was probably the first Mercury Lounge show I played in NYC. We had a really great, big crowd and those are the two things I love!
What’s your favorite about about touring and being on the road?
I love being able to meet all different kind of people. It’s so interesting seeing all the interesting people that live in these places that are new to me. Sometimes I have an idea of what a town/city is like, and then I get there and the people I meet totally change my perspective. It’s actually really eye-opening. I think everyone should do it!
Where would you like to play or for whom would you like to perform?
Bonnaroo! Paul McCartney!
Anything else you want the public to know about you?
I’m funny and awesome! Come see me play!
New York, NY – sami.the.great can’t get enough of the road, it seems. Fresh off the end of her “Great Animation Tour,” the indie singer/songwriter is gearing up to hit the road once again – this time for a Spring/Summer tour.
With her self-titled debut LP receiving critical acclaim from major tastemakers like Daytrotter, Nylonand Bust, Sami Akbari, known musically as sami.the.great, is bringing her glittering indie pop back to audiences across the country. With The Deli NYC nominating her into the Best Of NYC 2012, and reminding you that, “the lady doesn’t lack a fair share of sass and character, either, which makes things even more interesting!” A live show by sami.the.great is not to be missed.
Spring/Summer 2013 Tour Dates:
Thursday, May 23 @ 502 Bar – San Antonio, TX
Friday, May 24 @ Cheer Up Charlies – Austin TX
Sunday, May 26 @ Bryan Street – Dallas, TX
Monday, May 27 @ The Sound Pony – Tulsa, OK
Tuesday, May 28 @ The Record Bar – Kansas City, MO
Thursday, May 30 @ Heavy Anchor – St Louis, MO
Friday, May 31 @ The Irving Theatre – Indianapolis, IN
Saturday, June 1 @ Verve – Terre Haute, IN
Sunday, June 2 @ The Ghostlight – Dayton, OH
Tuesday, June 18 @ Stage on Herr – Harrisburg, PA
Wednesday, June 19 @ Ortlieb’s – Philadelphia, PA