"Big" Sam Byrd is the stage name of canadian blues singer, guitarist and multi instrumentalist Sam Mclaughlin. hes known for busking in his home town of fredricton, new brunswick for his highley political lyrical themes exprecing his left wing socialist and pacifist views. other lyrical theme include ateism, Homosexuality, racisim, love, and suicide. he comenly plays a left handed (flipt the other way so he can play it right handed) epiphone AJ-200s named "Jackson".