Celebrating National French Bread Day with Samuel Herb
Today is National French Bread Day! French bread, also known as a baguette, is a crusty loaf baked in a long, thin shape. The French have been making long sticks of bread since at least the mid-eighteenth century, but the baguette didn’t become an iconic symbol of French cuisine until the twentieth century.
"The way the I explore a new city is by grabbing a baguette from the best Google rated bakery in town and I walk around eating it. I continued such tradition last March in Philly with one of my best friends Dani (who lives there) and she was like "Can I take a picture with your baguette", my first reaction was this is SO dumb. But after seeing how hilarious her picture in front of the art museum was, I decided to take my own and that was the beginning of something wild. I started taking romantic pictures with my baguette in every city I toured in and even created an Instagram account for Baeguette (@_baeguette). It's been a fantastic experience to watch everyone react to my relation with bread flourish. "
Samuel Herb is a singer/songwriter originally from Jacksonville, FL. After placing second in American Songwriter Magazine’s Lyric Contest, Herb decided to make the move to Nashville in 2016 where he quickly fell in love with Americana music. After wrestling with the idea of becoming an artist as well as a writer he released his debut single, “Dirty.” which wound-up in the Top 10 on the iTunes Singer/Songwriter chart. “Dirty.” has since been streamed nearly 40,000 on all platforms in over 50 different countries around the world. Herb’s love of storytelling brings audiences into his mind, while his in your face sound shows off his personality. His love of country music, combined with the sounds of Motown and even Disney music are apparent when listening to his stories.
In October of 2018, Herb released his second single, “Someone Else’s Dream” which again debuted in the Top 10 on the iTunes Singer/Songwriter chart and quickly grew to a crowd favorite for live shows. It was after writing that song with his producer, Mark Caldwell, that Herb quit his job to pursue music full time.
In Spring of 2019, Herb’s self-titled, debut EP was released featuring 6-songs, all of which are completely different in story and sound. The EP also made it to #10 on the iTunes Singer/Songwriter chart when it debuted.
Since making the move to artist in 2018, Samuel has shared the stage with Rodney Atkins, Jamie Lin Wilson, Son Little, Pokey LaFarge, Amythyst Kiah, Hush Kids, Tyler Hilton, Erin Rae, Shawn James and so many more. In such a short time, Herb has played in over 19 states, tallying up hundreds of shows in the past two years.