Born and raised in El Paso, TX, Samuel has found himself in Austin, TX after several years of musical training in various settings / genres. After learning to play piano from a hymnal at his father’s various church-plants, he went on to lead the music programs and play, lead worship while singing in the services. He then went on to take trumpet and drum lessons during high school and played piano in the local jazz band and went to state and won 5th, 4th, and 3rd consecutively for national music composition competitions. He continued his music educations by majoring in jazz piano performance and minoring in music theory at the University of North Texas where he graduated in 2011. Since then, he has been around the world on Carnival Cruise lines as a well respected keyboard player and now has been living in Austin, TX and joined the RBB in January ’14.