Adam Trice is an American writer, singer, and songwriter from Baltimore, MD. In 2007, he began performing in solo and duo ensembles under the name Red Sammy. Trice performs with a rotating cast of musicians ranging from a rock band to a four-piece string ensemble. His unique songwriting style blends rock, folk, country, and blues with thoughtful, and often, deeply emotional words that highlight a poetic sensibility.
Red Sammy’s cast of musicians have included the talents of Greg Humphreys (electric guitar, bass, mandolin), Bruce Elliott (electric guitar and slide guitar), Ryan Bowen (drums), Adam Trice (acoustic guitar, electric guitar, resonator, vocals). Sarah Kennedy (violin), John Decker (resonator), Julia Wen (Cello), Becca Jane Edwards (background vocals), Willem Elsevier, and many others.
Red Sammy has shared the stage with national and regional artists including: Mike Watt and the Missingmen, Deer Tick, Mark Kozelek of Red House Painters, Phosphorescent, Dirty River Boys, Reckless Kelly, Fly Golden Eagle, and others. Past festival performances include: Light City Baltimore 2016, FloydFest 2015, Denver Underground Music Festival 2011, Toronto Underground Folk Festival 2011, Artscape 2011, 2013, 2015 (Baltimore, MD), Baltimore Folk Festival 2013 and 2014, Baltimore Book Festival 2012 and 2013, HonFest 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2018, 2019 (Baltimore, MD), Run for Your Lives Zombie 5K and Festival, Buffalo Fringe Festival, and others.
Red Sammy's music has been aired on AAA radio and Internet stations across the U.S. and Canada as well as in Europe. Trice's music has been included as part of shows/exhibits including: Takoma Park Arts Center (Takoma Park, MD); Delaplaine Arts Center (Frederick, MD); Theatre Project (Baltimore, MD); Creative Alliance Theatre (Baltimore, MD); Baltimore Aerial Dance Troupe; Denver Post; PANK Literary Arts Journal, and many others.
The name, Red Sammy, is taken from a minor character, Red Sammy Butts, in American southern gothic writer, Flannery O’Connor’s short story, “A Good Man is Hard to Find,” (1955). Notable songwriters and writers of inspiration include: Leonard Cohen, Bob Dylan, Alejandro Escovedo, Tom Waits, Tom Petty, Lucinda Williams, Frank Black/The Pixies, Raymond Carver, W.C. Williams, Ernest Hemingway, Charles Bukowski, and many others.