Music fans in and near San Jose can welcome Sam’s Bar-B-Que at 1110 South Bascom Avenue as an addition to that venue-starved city as roots Americana finds its way to the club every Tuesday and Wednesday, usually in the form of bluegrass. The country band Larry Lynch and the Country Classics, not to be confused with the alt-country band Loretta Lynch, plays there every fourth Wednesday. All of the bands at Sam’s are timed for dinner and a show, 6:00-9:00.
Sam’s joins a growing trend in full-service restaurants that support roots, often early on week-nights. Others include Speisekammer in Alameda, Little Switzerland in Santa Rosa, and Iron Springs Brewery in Fairfax.