Daily Discovery: Sam Hurwitz, “Without a Rhyme”

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ARTIST: Sam Hurwitz

SONG: “Without a Rhyme”



AMBITIONS: To continue writing songs and stories and share them with others.

TURN-OFFS:  Loud chewing sounds, people who interrupt others while speaking, people who aren’t fair and people who play music just for fame.

TURN-ONS:  Kind and understanding people, spending time with family and friends and the feeling you get when you finish writing a song or story.

DREAM GIG:  At an outside beautiful location like the Clearwater Festival in Croton on Hudson, NY

FAVORITE LYRIC:  “The ashtray says / You were up all night / When you went to bed / With your darkest mind / Your pillow wept / And covered your eyes / And you finally slept / While the sun caught fire…” – “Shot in the Arm” by Wilco

SONG I WISH I WROTE:  “Laundry Room” by The Avett Brothers

5 PEOPLE I’D MOST LIKE TO HAVE DINNER WITH: Christopher Nolan, Jeff Tweedy, George Washington, JJ Abrams, and JK Rowling

MY FAVORITE CONCERT EXPERIENCE:  Wilco’s 20th anniversary show at the Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, NY

I WROTE THIS SONG BECAUSE… I don’t set out to write a song for a particular reason – they sort of just come to me.

Tift Merritt, “Virginia, No One Can Warn You”