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Robert "Lefty Preacher" Sampson
March 23, 2024
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Robert "Lefty Preacher" Sampson

Robert “Lefty Preacher” Sampson originally hails from East St. Louis, Illinois. Robert comes

from a long line of musicians including his parents, sisters, brothers, and cousins. Robert has

represented the Illinois Central Blues Club at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis,

Tennessee on several occasions placed in the Finals of that competition on four occasions.

Robert has also performed with the likes of Shirley King and Bob Stroger. In 2016, Robert

released his first album “The Jukebox Boogie” as a self-produced album performing on all sixteen

instruments on this album.

In 2021, Lefty Preacher was a featured artist in Living Blues Magazine. (Issue #272: Vol. 52, #3) The

article entitled “Limit Yourself” cataloged his journey from humble beginnings to his times on the big

stage in Memphis. Robert’s upcoming second self-produced album, “They Call Me Lefty Preacher” set to

be released in early March of 2024


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