Actor and musician Sam Palladio grew up in the southwest of England, surrounded by the beaches, surf and wild coastline of Cornwall.
But it was in Music City USA, Nashville Tennessee, that Sam got his acting and musical big break playing the role of soulful, country songwriter Gunnar Scott on ABC’s hit TV Drama “Nashville”, created by Academy award winning writer Callie Kouri and with executive music producers T Bone Burnett and Buddy Miller.
Sam found himself immersed in the worlds of Americana, folk and country and was able to make music with some of the finest musicians and songwriters in the world. Sam found the perfect platform for the dual career he always dreamed of. Sam has been able to play his music on world famous stages like the Grand Ole Opry, the Ryman Auditorium, Red Rocks Amphitheatre, The Troubadour and the Royal Albert Hall, play festivals throughout the US, Canada, the U.K and Australia, such as Stagecoach, C2C, Edmonton Folk Fest and CMC Rocks and showcase his acting talents to over 6 million viewers a week on prime time TV.
Sam’s blend of modern Americana is influenced by the folk and rock sounds of the 1960s and ‘70 and classic storytellers like James Taylor and Paul Simon.
Sam started playing music in his teens and later went on to earn a degree in Actor Musicianship the prestigious Rose Bruford College of Theatre and Performance in London.
His other television and film credits include Channel 4’s/AMC’s BAFTA nominated drama “Humans”, BBC/Showtime’s comedy “Episodes” alongside Matt Leblanc, “Runner Runner” starring Justin Timblerlake and Ben Affleck and Lucasfilms animated musical “Strange Magic”