GUITARIST Sam “Bam” Koltun is only 19 years old and is already a rock guitar veteran. Rafael Moreira, the house band guitarist on the TV show “Rockstar INXS” inspired him to pick up the guitar: “He made me want to play!” Since then, Koltun has built quite a resume in a very short time.
Hailing from St. Louis, MO, Sam attended jam sessions every week since he was 12 and still manages to host a lot of jam sessions back home, along with playing some huge shows.
He played to an arena of 7,000 people at age 14, which was a “very crazy and surreal experience” for him. He also played a gig for a NAMM National Battle of the bands competition in 2010. Before coming to LA to study at the Musician’s Institute, he played out 4-5 nights a week in 9 different bands. Taking music lessons and…
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