Sam Green who comes from an intellectual family, where his older brother as a peace maker in Jerusalem and his younger brother is a leading academic doctor. Sam pursues a life of music and words. Supporting his habit in a spiritual sense by having being close to his late father who died in 2008 at the age of 95. He was a learned well-read man versed in the ways of mankind, as well as a watchmaker and poet too.
Boris his father coming out of the Second World War witnessing much blood shed he was disillusioned in the ways of mankind. Being kind caring trying to do what good he could do worked hard. Most of his time was spent repairing watches with his son Sam. Writing poetry between times they both grew and learnt much, talking and laughing as a father and son. Both Green’s would write poetry in their native tongues philosophising Sam in English and Boris in Russian Polish and Yiddish trying to make sense finding peace to understand.
By working part-time after school at a young age Sam had enough money to buy a crystal radio and tune in to the folk radio of 3UZ, 3 KZ, and 3DB in Melbourne Also enough time to enjoy the teachings of his music teachers. With many peers at school and private lessons growing up in a world full of academics, poets and musicians, the course and journey set. Through heart aches of life in ways he passes on the knowledge how life reflects and how to make it a little bit better and easier to adjust and be part of the happy human experience conveyed.
01. How did you get started in music?
My mother who when she was alive had such a sweet and wonderful voice and would always sing to her children. In fact the family was a music gifted family.
02 . Where did your direction come from?
Folk singer, school teachers playing guitar, music teachers friends radio media records everywhere and everything in music. In six grade friends would go to the library looking for music. I learnt music also from listening to old 78’s of my father’s record collection.
03. Who were your major influences and inspirations?
Peter Paul and Mary, Irish Rovers, ballads, local artists in the city square, The Seekers, Bob Dylan, Van Morrison, many, many, many, it’s still happening, there are many great as grains of sand, all with insight and knowledge, gifted.
04. What inspires you to make your current type of songs and sound?
The guy in the film Monty Python and the Holly Grail. The guy looks outside the window and say dad I just want to sing. Then his father closes the curtains and not the curtains. As he said I just want to sing. For that is the bug that writers and singer have. The curtain can be dry cleaned later.
05. What can someone who has never seen you live before expect from your shows?
I do my best for those who wish to come, and mostly happy.
06. How do you begin writing your songs? What types of themes and subjects do you deal with?
The first song I wrote in complete was called The Peace Ship, about a radio ship call the voice of peace. We played in the street radio and our love brought me to writing more.
07. How has your music evolved since you first began playing?
At habonim which was like scouts, we wrote and performed for each other, from the age of 7 to 18 years old.
08. What has been your biggest challenge? How were you able to overcome this?
Death and sickness its hard on the system. No one should died no one should get sick, facts I can not change. I have been close to both, but will a good song brings back hope health and love. Music heals. Now that is a fact.
09. If you could pick any song, what would you like to cover most and why?
I released on my album Reflections from the Sun the two songs written by Bob Dylan, Blowin’ in the Wind, The Times are A Changing and may be Little Boxes by Pete Segar.
10. Where do you envisage being in five years time?
Travel is a traveller, who has time to think.I look for love of a woman kindness of
11. Who would you most like to record with?
Paul McCarthy, Ralf McTell, Paul Simons Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton, many,
12. What should we be expecting from you in the near future?
I am busy, producing all the time.
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