Biography

Samuel Jonasson

Jonasson is a folk musician and songwriter. His music draws inspriation from Bob Dylan, Gene Clark, and Dave Carter & Tracy Grammer. He is self-produced and records at home.

Samuel Jonasson was born in Los Angeles and grew up in a rich, multi-cultural environment. His family moved to northern Utah when he was a teenager, where he learned to enjoy hiking in the nearby mountains.

He currently lives in Salt Lake City with his wife, 3 teenage children, and dog Henna.

Music

Jonasson has been writing music since he was a teenager in a number of styles, especially folk and classical. In 2018 he accepted a challenge from Speed Songwriting to record and release an album in a month. Although it took a lot longer than a month, he persisted. 2 years later, in late 2020 he released When the Waves Roared, including songs written for the album challenge and older songs he had written previously.

As he continues this journey as a self-produced musician, he has discovered and often connected with an international community of emerging and established artists. Particular favorites include Love CrumbsTorpLast Year’s ManJoshua BurnellHeather MaloneyLiza Weald, and Peter Bradley Adams.

Other things he enjoys: Reading – Brandon Sanderson, Jane Austen. Hiking – Zion and Arches national parks. Religion – he loves hymns, but most of his songs are not religion-themed (except “Joshua Beside Me”).

Releases

My album and singles are available on most streaming platforms, such as Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon Music, and Tidal.

Click on the album art to listen on Spotify.

Feel So Far

"Feel So Far", a song about the challenge of becoming who you want to become, leans heavily into folk rock.

There You Go

Heartbreak is intense. "There You Go" explores the tragedy of relationships that don't work with the imagery of boats and water.

Drifting with the Tide

Originally a self-sermon, this song encourages the listener to take on challenges and engage with life.

When the Waves Roared

When we face our greatest challenges, what gives us strength? Full album, released October 2020.