Bio

Sammy has been performing around New England for over 16 years, and his passion for playing grows with every passing show. Since he was 13, he has been involved with many different musical projects, including his own solo acoustic shows. Now at age 29, he continues to expand his horizons by growing his song collection (covers and originals), and performing versions of these songs his own way.  Fans of all ages embrace Sammy's unique style of playing and excitement on stage with his bandmates. Whatever the lineup of musicians may be, you're sure to enjoy what Sammy and friends have to offer. They sure do!

Sammy Blanchette:

Lead and Rhythm Guitar
Acoustic Guitar
Bass Guitar
Vocals


Sammy's Projects:


CK3

What started as a laid back fun power trio in Winter 2013 in Vermont doing occasional shows from time to time, CK3 has grown into one of the most sought after jam bands in Southern CT. The band is known for it's high energy performances that cover songs from multiple genres, decades, and styles of music. Highlights of their five year career include performing at Stratford CT's Blues on The Beach festival (2016-present) and playing multiple festival shows at Okemo Mountain Resort in Ludlow, VT (2014-present). In May 2018, it was announced that Caitlin Kalafus was the new drummer for Cyndi Lauper’s Band, and is currently on tour with Cyndi and Rod Stewart. CK3 is currently performing local shows, in CT and VT, with many different talented musicians, and have put together a collaboration group with Jen Durkin of Deep Banana Blackout. The project is called 'Jen Zeppelin' featuring CK3 & Friends. The shows pay tribute to one of Classic Rock's greatest bands, Led Zeppelin, with unique improvisational versions of their music, CK3 style. Catch CK3 at a venue near you. You will surely be smiling and coming back for more!

The band:

Sammy Blanchette - guitar & vocals
Chris Kalafus - bass
Caitlin Kalafus - drums & vocals

 

*special guests always join CK3 for fun at shows*

Hubinger St.

Since 1992, Hubinger St. has captivated a local following with serious dedication and commitment to their live shows and studio recordings. A Southern CT based quartet, the band originated as an acoustic duo, formed by Casey Gorman and Matt Miklus. Hubinger St. combines bluegrass, rock and roll, blues, jazz, and metal into their original music along with incredible vocal harmonies that blend all their styles together beautifully and uniquely. Since 2010, with the addition of Sammy on bass guitar and Gary Collins on drums (2014), Hubinger St. has been fairly active on the SHELTON, CT festival scene, including Soupstock (2010 - present) and the Downtown Concert Sounds Friday night series (2016 - present). Throughout their current years, they’ve had the pleasure of sharing the stage with members of many different groups, including The Alpaca Gnomes, Kazoo Crew Family Band, and Creamery Station. You can find Hubinger St. in the Southern CT region a couple of times a year. Make sure you check their Facebook Page for the latest updates on local shows.

The band:

Matt Miklus - guitar & vocals
Casey Gorman - guitar & vocals
Sammy Blanchette - bass & vocals
Gary Collins - drums

Fattie Roots

Imagine a reggae band that has the making of a Bob Marley cover band and combines that with a jam band style with a group of talented musicians who add unique jazz improvisational skills to their songs. That's Fattie Roots in a nutshell. The group, lead by powerful front man Michael Summers, has been on the scene since the mid to late 2000s, with original music of their own along with performing the music of Bob Marley, Gregory Isaacs, Peter Tosh, etc. They are not afraid to space out their versions of their favorite artist's songs along with their originals, especially when it involves some talented special guests that join them on a regular basis. The band, also based in Southern CT, has performed at various festivals throughout New England, including SHELTON, CT’s Riverfront Music Revival (June 2018). Summers and Blanchette have also performed live as a duo over the years, calling themselves SUMMERS WITH SAMMY (name credit to Rob Edwards). Most recently, the duo performed at Okemo Mountain Resort’s ALL COME HOME festival (July 2018).

Reggae is a great relaxing style of music to see live. Fattie Roots makes sure that is accurate.

The band:

Michael Summers - vocals & harmonica
George Hanlon - bass
Bob Henderson - drums
Sammy Blanchette - guitar & vocals
Donny Chatoo - rhythm guitar

Jeff Engborg - keys


Matt McNulty & Friends

Whether it's Phish, The Grateful Dead, The Rolling Stones, Prince, Jimi Hendrix, or The Allman Brothers Band, Matt McNulty loves covering it all, especially with the many different talented musicians who join him on a weekly basis. McNulty has made quite a name for himself over the years, and has become one of the elite young guitarists around in the Connecticut Fairfield County area. Some of his incredible projects over the years include Phunk Phloyd (tributes to Phish and Pink Floyd) and Talkpeck Soundsystem (tributes to Talking Heads, Vulfpeck, and LCD Soundsystem). You can find Matt and his ever impressive rotating lineup of musicians playing out constantly all across New England. They are never afraid to take chances, and each show offers something completely different from the next.

*For more information on Sammy's projects, please visit the following Facebook pages:

Sammy Blanchette Live Music
www.facebook.com/sammy.blanchette.musician

CK3
www.facebook.com/Ck3band

Hubinger St.
www.facebook.com/Hubinger-St-111276278972548
www.hubingerst.com

Fattie Roots
https://www.facebook.com/Fattie-Roots-206017622757390/

Matt McNulty & Friends
www.facebook.com/mattmcnultymusic

Sammy Blanchette (personal page)
www.facebook.com/sammy.blanchette.3

Text or call Sammy @ 203-556-5050

sammybguitar@gmail.com

 

*updated 8/13/18*