In 2016 Sam performed at the prestigious BelNash Songwriters Festival, Nashville, Tennessee, where he sang to an entranced audience at the Bluebird Café, Nashville. Sam also performed at 'The Factory' in Franklin, Tennessee. This event was filmed by Music City Roots and beamed live into 60 million homes across the U.S.
In 2017 Sam worked with legendary American record producer Tony Visconti (producer of scores of albums by major artists including: David Bowie, T.Rex, Paul McCartney, Damon Albarn, Marc Almond, Kaiser Chiefs etc) as a featured artist on a Sky Arts documentary about Tony’s amazing life and career ‘Tony Visconti’s Unsigned Heroes’. This led to Sam working closely with music icons including Stuart Copeland, Nitin Sawhney, and Imelda May, and performing live at Union Chapel, London supported by legendary saxophonist Howie Casey (Paul McCartney) and top afro-urban band the Compozers.