Autistic, Disabled and Fierce! I maybe autist with Cerebral Palsy, might have a few adaptations to my instruments, but uniquely, I am devoted to change perceptions, eliminate stigma, promote equality and a broader audience for our community.
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Appalachian singer - multi-instrumentalist - songwriter Sam Gleaves was born and raised in Wytheville, Virginia where he began playing music as a teenager with the help of local mentor Jim Lloyd, a multi-instrumentalist, storyteller and barber. Lloyd introduced Gleaves to nationally recognized ballad singer Sheila Kay Adams who shared with Gleaves the old “love songs” of her community tradition. Rooted in Appalachian sounds, Gleaves’ songwriting sings of contemporary rural life and social issues.