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Sam Boer

Sam Boer (M.A., Ryerson; B.A., Western) is a musician, writer, radio host, and instructor born and raised in Guelph, Ontario. Dedicated to pushing boundaries in folk music, his debut album under the moniker Samson Wrote, “Pigeon,” received supported by the Ontario Arts Council and was nominated for a Canadian Folk Music Award in 2019. He has toured Canada with several groups, most notably the art-folk collective The Lifers, performing at festivals across Canada including Hillside, Summerfolk, Mariposa, and Flourish. When he is not recording, performing, or producing Lyrically Speaking, Sam writes pieces for Exclaim!, leads music classes for young children, and provides PR and grant support for musicians and arts organizations.