Before they were officially a band, before they even teamed up in song, Jim Hanft and Samantha Yonack had a special kind of chemistry. Charmed (and charming, I’m sure), Hanft ended up landing the gal and the record contract (he signed to Swedish label, Veranda Records, in 2009). Since then, the two have been billed as Jim Hanft with Samantha Yonack. Now they’re simply Jim and Sam, and if their new song, Pull Over Now, indicates the effects of their more intimate merging, I’m going to venture that things are running more smoothly than ever in the world of these two turtle doves. Their passionate harmonies captivate and the video/song sparks a fierce hunger for more.
Jim and Sam will be recording in Denmark later this month. I will be sincerely awaiting the new songs!
Until then, please visit or re-visit Jim and Sam’s Live Luxury Wafers Session from 2009 (when they were still Jim Hanft) – Five hi-fi live recordings to download plus 2 videos! Fun times when the Philly native was a little less scruffy.
Jim and Sam upcoming US Summer 2013 shows:
July 11 @ Hotel Cafe, LA 8:30pm
July 31 @ Rockwood Music Hall, NYC 10:30 pm
August 6 @ Tin Angel, Philadelphia, PA with White Buffalo