Since their formation in October of 2004, Asheville NC based, Phuncle Sam has been firmly rooted in musical exploration. Phuncle Sam is Asheville's own Improv~ Americana, Dead~Centric "jam band" Over seven years of intense jamming and rehearsing finds Phuncle Sam with an ever-expanding body of original music. The band will also serve up quintessential interpretations of Jerry Garcia, Grateful Dead and many others.
Phuncle Sam is known to play concert/ parties that last all night; such as Asheville’s "after~show" shows for Ratdog, Moe, Widespread Panic and Darkstar Orchestra fans.
The band has played local venues as the Westville Pub, Stella Blue, the Emerald Lounge and The Town Pump in Black Mountain and festival venues such as The Harvest Bash in Mars Hill and The Pig Pull at Deerfields.
Phuncle Sam has also worked with the Traveling Bonfires For Peace playing in Asheville’s Pritchard park many times and also playing acoustic shows in smaller venues such as Malliprop’s bookstore and Rosetta’s Kitchen..
Phuncle Sam’s real testing grounds were at Bearly Edible (now Ophelia’s). Frankly, we lost track of how many gigs we played there, maybe close to twenty.
In the summer of 2006, Phuncle Sam did a short tour hitting Nebraska and Colorado, playing at Quixote's in Denver and headlining the Summerfest festival in Alamosa among other appearances.
The band has also collaborated many times with the gifted singer and guitarist, Jaimee Tomas and shared the stage with many other fine musicians such as:
The Mantras, The Firecracker Jazz Band, and Fiddle Dave.
PHUNCLE SAM spent a few days in late August making videos of four original songs
and recording four songs for our CD at Landside Studios, www.landslidestudio.com Randy and his two sons from www.thisismyband.com filmed the music for a half hour TV show entitled "In The Studio With Phuncle Sam. Thisismyband is a great new place for musicians to post unlimited songs and videos, check it out. Landslide is a beautiful state-of-the-art recording studio in Asheville, NC. Big thanks to Landslide and Thisismyband for their great help and support. It has been a very productive time for Phuncle Sam.
"In The Studio With Phuncle Sam" will be shown often on Asheville's URTV