Fans of The Gaslight Anthem, Dropkick Murphy’s or Chuck Ragan should better listen up as Portugal’s SAM ALONE & THE GRAVEDIGGERS deliver a sensational album borderlining punk, folk, and rock! Poli Correia’s (aka Sam Alone) music and Springsteen-esque voice are an honest way to tell heartfelt stories about ordinary people that all of us can relate to: about growing up, everyday struggles and everyday heroes. For SAM ALONE & THE GRAVEDIGGERS he is armed with his “Working Class Rifle”, an old, rugged guitar, and accompanied by The Gravediggers, a group of likeminded people that share the same vision of playing handmade “music for the people” that is deeply rooted in folk and classic protest songs, but comes along with a fresh and contemporary edge. The heavily tattooed singer and guitarist is no newbie in the international music world, together with guitarist Pedro Matos he is regularly touring the globe with the hardcore band Devil In Me. While their alter ego as Devil In Me is a lot louder, the message is the same for both creative collectives: keeping a positive attitude while expressing the frustration about social injustices and ultimately striving for the world to become a better place. The road, friends and family are some of the main influences for the six piece band that is another perfect example that great talent is thriving everywhere.