Sammy Volkov with Gary Saturday

  • Fri., Feb. 10, 2023 8:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
  • The Dream Café

    67 Front Street
    Penticton, British Columbia V2A1H2
Ticket Price (CAD) $20.00 Buy Tickets

Canadian-American artist Sammy Volkov is pretty weird. Rather than socializing, he spent most of his formative years collecting records and inventing secret songs in his mind. If he likes what he hears in a performance, he has the audacity to picture himself as a contemporary to this artist. It doesn’t matter how old the recording is - Sammy might borrow a couple quirks from Sinatra, a little flourish from M. Ward or Neil Young, a riff from the Shirelles, and before you know it you’re presented with quite an esoteric palette of sonic colours.

He graduated from SUNY Purchase’s Acting BFA Conservatory where he performed & trained under the direction of Tony-Award winning Trazana Beverley and many other leaders in the theatre, film & music industries. Sammy has lived in NYC, LA, Edmonton and Toronto. He was lucky enough to be chosen by Matt Masters as a featured performer for an Americana Music Festivalin Calgary, a featured artist at Edmonton’s ‘Big Dreamer Jam’, and he has opened for artists like Dana Wylie, Doug Hoyer, Cayley Thomas, Amy Van Keeken, Baby Jey and more. His music has been featured on the CKUA and CJSR radio stations. Sammy has contributed vocals to upcoming albums from Emmet Michael & Jonathan Kawchuk

Sammy was honoured to have been selected by the Canadian Musicians Cooperative as an Emerging Artist Program Coordinator for Summer 2021. Since wrapping up the recording sessions for his upcoming album "Be Alright!", Sammy was featured as a performer in the documentary film "Riding the Waves" which premiered at Festival Place. He performed to a sold-out crowd for Festival Place's patio series on a split bill with Ayla Brook & the Sound Men. The Heart Of The City music festival booked Sammy as a featured artist as part of its Youth Stage line up in June. He was also booked to play in the heart of downtown Edmonton for the ICE Jam Concert Series and most recently headlined at The Station on Jasper and Found Festival. In September he performed at the Tiny Lights Festival in Ymir, BC and opened for Spencer Burton at The Aviary in Edmonton. He was thrilled to open for Mariel Buckley twice in the fall!

Sammy's debut full-length album "Be Alright!" was released on December 2nd to a full house at the Station on Jasper with support from Jack Garton and Dylan Greenhough. With support from the Edmonton Arts Council, Sammy is currently in the studio recording a duets album of original material with the brilliant Dana Wylie. He is looking forward to a Western-Canadian Spring tour with Jack Garton and Kitty & the Rooster. In February, Sammy will be playing The Dream Café in Penticton and Edmonton's Silver Skate Festival. 

Gary Saturday will be opening for Sammy!

Date & Time

Fri., Feb. 10, 2023 8:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.

Venue Details

The Dream Café

67 Front Street
Penticton, British Columbia V2A1H2 The Dream Café
The Dream Café

Doors and Kitchen Open at 6pm - unless otherwise stated

Shows start at 8pm. 


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