who is flot?

NorCal Poet Sam Flot has been performing original poetry with improvised music across the SF Bay Area and beyond since 2002. He is uninhibited by the normal constraints of matching lyrics and melody to the music, Sam rhythmically reads his poetry improvising from the page as the band weaves through the spaces between. Rock and roll style though, not coffeehouse.

Sam is a founding member of Gazelles an improv music outlet with fellow compatriot SF singer/songwriter/looper Garrin Benfield on acoustic guitar, and they loop along with the third founding member and compatriot, E.P.O.K., on synth and laptop.

Sam has played in Sam Flot Quintet, Sidewalk Astronomy, Edgewise, and has sat in with friends new and old such as Garrin Benfield, Surprise Me Mr. Davis, Five Eyed Hand, Izabella, James Whiton, Geo Trio, Left Coasting, Bi-ped, Dedicated Maniacs, Bernadette, Tricycle Side Project, Gregory James, Kai Eckhardt, Martin Fierro, Tim Carbone of Railroad Earth and Jeff Miller and Phil Ferlino of New Monsoon and PA Furnace. Sam is also currently writing a book entitled The Uni-verse of Green Wave.

Sam Flot can be found on Facebook as Sam Flot and all over youtube! Please contact Sam for Poetry Department business via email: samflot.poet@gmail.com

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