The Sam Chase & The Untraditional

The Sam Chase & The Untraditional dynamic looking band photo
The Sam Chase & The Untraditional hails from San Francisco, California. This juggernaut of a band blends rock n roll with folk music while maintaining the sensibilities and attitudes that come from growing up on a healthy diet of punk rock.

The leader of the band is The Sam Chase himself, a natural storyteller with a voice that sounds as if it has weathered many an epic tale.  With boot stomping orchestration and lyrics that have been immortalized on the tattooed skin of their fans, The Sam Chase & The Untraditional doesn’t mess around. 

… These are the warriors we need in these troubled times.



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Best Band – SF Weekly

 2013 & 2014


Best Singer-Songwriter – 48 Hills

2020, 2018, 2017, 2016, & 2013

Notable Shows

  • Kate Wolf Music Festival ( 2022, 19, 18, 17, ’15, ’13, ’12)
  • Hardly Strictly Bluegrass (2017, 2014)
  • High Sierra Music Festival (2015)
  • Outside Lands (2015)
  • Juan de Fuca Festival (2018, 2016, 2013)
  • Fillmore (SF album release show 2019)

A Versatile Project

  • Available as full seven-piece band, five-piece, and three-piece (cello, violin, guitar)
  • As a solo performer, The Sam Chase regales crowds with stories and songs.

Outreach & Promotion

  • Happy to supplement shows by offering workshops and more.
  • Available to make custom live videos to promote shows. ​