Sam Smetana is a musician who grew up in Clancy, Montana playing a small classical guitar and wandering around the woods. He spent his teenage years playing electric bass in a rock band. The band traveled around the US, signed a deal with a record company in Japan, and wore out three and a half touring vans. Sam eventually moved to LA and did some work as a freelance musician before locking himself away in the little rooms with nice pianos at the University of California. 

Sam now teaches privately, works for the traditional music venue Freight & Salvage, tours and thrives as a creator and collaborator.