Sam Ness Performs at JCC on March 7

Sam Ness is a traveler with a story to tell. Fortunately, he will be traveling to the Jensen Community Center on Saturday, March 7, at 7 p.m., to share his talent.

A native of Sauk Prairie, Sam Ness has performed in the ancient streets of Europe, the bustling bars of Bangkok and Phnom Penh, the mountains of New Zealand, and the Highlands of Scotland. Ness was heavily involved in the Sauk Prairie Music Department in high school, but has since turned from singing show-tunes from Beauty and the Beast, Hair, and Les Miserables to guitar-based Neo-folk and Americana.

His music takes you places, letting his sharp intelligence and rich voice move your mind and tell the story within his poetry, set to song. The public is talking about Ness’s award-winning music and flocking to listen to his solo presentations. When he’s not hitchhiking in foreign countries and playing in the rain, Ness can be found back home, shooting pool with his buddies, as well as hunting and fishing with his family.

It will be a wonderful evening with Ness as he shares his songs and stories. Read what others are saying:

“His sharp intelligence to letting the song tell the story, and the musicians to breathe and go, never limits his imagination to anything short of brilliance. His voice and lyrics rides comfortably and raises the roof for the last chorus.” -Eric Alper (In regards to title track from Whispered on the Wind album)

“His husky voice soothed all our chilly souls and he dappled his set with a few covers from Passenger, the Lumineers and other folky loves of ours.” -International Sound Project

"Sam Ness looks and sounds like he was born a few decades too late. His hair and beard conjure images of Jim Morrison circa 1969, and, like Morrison, Ness writes poetry that he sets to music, and prefers the character of old European cities. But Ness isn’t as lost as Morrison was." -Wisconsin State Journal

We at the Jensen Center hope you are able to join us. General admission tickets are $5 available now at the Jensen Community Center or at the door on the night of the show. For more information, call 715-824-5202, visit, and Facebook: Jensen Community Center/Community Spirit.

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