At an early age, Samantha Lee expressed her love for music. But it was the passion for singing that inspired her. She started by training her voice in the church's youth group band. As she grew older, you could hear her belt out karaoke tunes in Orlando's local pubs. She soon became a crowd favorite and was approached by band leader, Rob Soviero.
Samantha Lee broke into the music scene as a vocalist for the 10-piece funk band, Cadillac Recipe. They toured across the country promoting their self-titled album and performing at venues like Hard Rock Live, House of Blues and more. Afterwards, she became the front woman for the psychedelic jam band, Buffalo Logic.
Samantha Lee then moved to Austin with husband/guitarist, Ron Bridwell. It's here that she picked up the ukulele and starting writing her own music. While jamming with friends at the Texas Music Ranch, she planted her roots. This was the beginning of Samantha Lee & the Family Tree.
The band's sound can best be described as Rock 'n' Soul. Samantha Lee has a powerful voice and styles can range from beautiful ballads to gritty blues. Similar artists and influences are the Alabama Shakes, Amy Winehouse and Janis Joplin. Their live album is slated for Nov 2019 with a sophomore record coming in 2020.
Samantha Lee Bridwell (Vocals, Ukulele, Keyboard)
Ron Bridwell (Rhythm Guitar, Backup Vocals)
Miles McDonald (Lead Guitar)
Jackson Conrad (Bass Guitar)
Ben Cunningham (Drums)