Seacrets & Ocean 98 Summer Concert Series Presents: Joe Samba
117 49th Street Ocean City MD 21842

July 24, 2024


Joe Samba with special guests The Ries Brothers performs on Seacrets Famous Beach Stage  Wednesday, July 24!

Doors open at 7PM
$10 Cover
Must be 21+ with valid ID

Free with Local ID or Gold Card!



Guitar slung low, microphone turned up, and emotion overflowing, Joe Samba taps into rock ‘n’ roll spirit and reggae soul all at once. The Massachusetts-born singer, songwriter, and guitarist sonically teeters on an axis of island-inflected grooves and gritty guitar-craft balanced by his dynamic vocals. He finds the sweet spot between smoked-out Caribbean bliss and sweat-soaked punkified energy. It’s why he’s quietly emerged as a phenomenon, toppling charts at #1 and performing alongside everyone from The Dirty Heads to Pepper. 

However, he’s primed to unite not only genres, but people as well through a series of 2023 releases and much more to come.

“No matter what walk of life you’re from, I’d love for you to hear the conviction in my music,” he notes. “I hope you think, ‘This dude meant it’. Maybe you relate to what I’m singing about or just cut loose for a little bit. I just write songs and try to connect with people.”

He recognized music’s inherent power to connect as a kid. Dad played bass in a local favorite funk band, while his two older brothers followed suit by picking up the same instrument. At barely seven-years-old, pops pulled Joe up on stage and he busted out a wild rendition of “I Feel Good” by James Brown, leaving the crowd speechless and, unassumingly, deciding his fate. As a teen, he even played at the Boston date of the Warped Tour in his metal band. Post-high school, he cut his teeth by performing in countless bars and watering holes solo. 2019 saw him make a major splash with The Wrong Impression. It bowed at #1 on the Billboard Reggae Albums Chart and clocked over 2 million streams.




The Ries Brothers: Brothers in Groove, Making Waves in the Music Scene

Hailing from St. Petersburg, Florida, The Ries Brothers (pronounced “Rees”) are a force to be reckoned with on the music scene. This dynamic duo, Charlie and Kevin Jordan Ries, blends rock, blues, funk, and reggae into a soulful and sophisticated sound that captivates audiences.

Charlie, the elder brother (28), delivers powerful vocals while simultaneously laying down the groove on drums and keyboard bass, creating a unique and full sound. Kevin Jordan (24) complements him perfectly with his guitar, ukulele, and melodica wizardry, adding layers of sonic creativity and soulful harmonies.

Their journey began on the Florida bar circuit as teenagers, where their talent caught the attention of legendary band CHICAGO, leading to regional tours and a decision to chase their musical dreams full-time.

The Ries Brothers’ captivating live performances have earned them a loyal following across various musical genres. They’ve graced major stages, sharing the spotlight with renowned artists like G Love & Special Sauce, Stick Figure, Pepper, Galactic, Stephen Marley, 311, and Iration. They’ve also rocked major festivals like Okeechobee Music Fest, Sunfest,  Cali Roots, Gasparilla, and Summer Camp.

The pandemic couldn’t stop their creativity. They used the time to collaborate remotely with members of The Lumineers, Gary Clark Jr., Steve Miller Band, and Iration.

Self-titled EP produced by Gary Clark Jr.‘s original drummer and engineer was released in 2022. This EP featured a collaboration with G Love & Cas Haley and hit #1 on Spotify’s “Nu Blues” playlist.  2023 saw the release of their dancey blues rock track “Your Friday Night,” and “Strange Times”

Always pushing boundaries, they released a reggae remix of their song “Take It Back” featuring Julian Marley, Bumpin Uglies, Little Stranger, and more. This track was part of their second full-length album, “Paint Your Emotion,” which leaned towards alternative rock and was produced by John Agnello (Screaming Trees, Dinosaur Jr.).