After the show, my husband and I planted ourselves in the alley behind the theater, hoping to meet Beam. After about two hours of waiting, we got our chance. Sam came out and greeted the eight or so fans standing outside the bus, taking genuine time to speak with each one of us and sign the various records and posters wed brought. When I shook his hand, I couldnt help but feel like I was meeting an old friend. He was gracious and humble and thanked us for our love and appreciation of his music. Im glad you like it, he said. Like doesnt even begin to describe it, but Ill take it.