Sam Johnson

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 Sam Johnson isn’t really that smart, but he’ll swear out loud he is a genius. That’s why after being fired from his job as a waiter he decided to go into the music business. Genius! 
 He didn't know where to play his songs indoors, so he decided to play in the street in Fisherman's Wharf. 
 And it worked! People started buying his CDs. He claims to have sold 20,000 copies of his homemade disks on the sidewalks of San Francisco. 
 Then one day someone offered Sam a job as the resident musician of The Ritz-Carlton. He was tired of playing outside so he took it. 
 He looked good all cleaned up, and soon tech companies, wedding planners, and divorcées all over town began hiring him for fancy events. 
 Eventually people started asking him to perform on real stages. Somehow he found himself on lineups with The Foo Fighters, Train, & Guns N Roses. Yes, Sam shared a bill with GnR. I was there, It was insane! 
 Sam Johnson isn’t living the rockstar lifestyle he imagined as a teenager, but he says he’s ok with it. 
 I asked him for a quote about his career and he said, “They were right. The music business is hard.” 
 We’re all just happy he made it this far. 
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