Sam Holt Takes Houser Tribute Back On the Road – Carolina Tour Dates in July 2016
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE- MAY 14, 2016
“Remembering Mikey,” the band led by Sam Holt, honoring Michael Houser’s music, is back on the road this summer with a beach run this July. The shows will feature Houser originals, songs from Houser’s posthumous release Sandbox, as well as Holt’s original songs that written for or inspired by Houser.
When Widespread Panic’s founding member, Michael Houser, passed away in 2002, Holt who served as Houser’s guitar tech at the time realized he needed to make the most of his time. “There were many times when he [Houser] told me, ‘You need to go play music,’” says Holt. In 2002, Sam formed the band, Outformation. Jojo Hermann of Widespread Panic produced their first album Tennessee Before Daylight in 2005. The following year Sam played lead guitar for Widespread Panic during the Summer 2006 tour. In 2011, he formed the Sam Holt Band. In that time, Holt has built a large fan base across the country.
Holt takes time to honor his friend Michael Houser with the upcoming shows, billed officially as “Remembering Mikey – Honoring the Music, Memory and Spirit of Michael Houser”. Sharing the stage with Sam Holt is Adam Grace, keyboardist for Truth & Salvage Co., Ross Parker on bass, and Jeremy Ward on drums making this a show that cannot be missed by Houser fans.
Remembering Mikey official Tour Dates:
July 28, 2016- Myrtle Beach, SC @ Bourbon Street (Site)
July 29, 2016 – Wilmington, NC @ The Whiskey (Site)
July 30, 2016 – Charleston, SC @ The Pour House (Site)
“Remembering Mikey will be a unique experience for Houser fans. I am a huge fan of Widespread Panic and Houser’s music. It is an honor to be a part of this tribute to Houser, one of the greatest musical minds of our time.” -Adam Grace.
“Mike meant so much to so many people. He instilled me with the confidence to play music… and these shows are a way for us to celebrate his music and memory.” – Sam Holt
You can read more about Sam Holt, Remembering Mikey, and get your pre-sale tickets at the official band websites: