Rock My World Canada, chapter 32: Sam Roberts

[Mike Carr has put together a massive volume on Canadian music history entitled Canadian Alternative & Indie Reference and Collector’s Guide. It’s an incredible discography of hundreds of bands. This is the latest excerpt from his book. – AC]

Sam Roberts (born October 2, 1974) is a Juno Award-winning rock singer-songwriter from Westmount, Quebec, whose 2001 debut release, The Inhuman Condition, became one of the bestselling independent releases in Quebec and Canadian music history. Roberts recorded his homemade demo, Brother Down after disbanding his previous group Northstar.

In 2001, Roberts recorded and independently released the EP, The Inhuman Condition. It wasn’t promoted much but following a record contract with MapleMusic Recordings, Roberts’ two breakthrough singles from 2002, “Brother Down” and “Don’t Walk Away Eileen” were heavily promoted in the Canadian market. He has won Juno awards in 2004 for We Were Born In A Flame and 2009 for Love At The End Of The World.

Find out more about this artist and hundreds of other Canadian artists in the softcover edition of Canadian Alternative & Indie Reference and Collector’s Guide. Get your copy here.

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Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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