Sam Lee & Friends

 

Sam Lee was nominated for the Mercury Music Prize on the release of his debut album, ‘Ground Of Its Own’ (July 2012) and has been making waves ever since. This former Burlesque dancer, professional forager, folk singer, song collector, club promoter ( The Nest Collective) teacher and radio host has also now toured the world and in March 2015 released his second, equally acclaimed album, “The Fade in Time.’ 

Once again, comprised of songs learned 1st hand from the Gypsy & Traveller community, this latest recording reflects Sam's unique artistic journey. Winner of the prestigious 2011 Arts Foundation Award and BBC Radio 2 Folk Award nominee for ‘Folk Singer of the Year’, Sam is a new pioneer, who along with his band, are helping to define & energise the sound of folk song for today.

5***** The Guardian, The Telegraph, theartsdesk.com, Songlines

“This Mercury prize nominee continues to shake up the folk scene with this second album packed with drama and surprise...Surely one of the albums of the year.”

-The Guardian

 

“..this outstanding record deserves a wide hearing…no one is as daring as Lee…there’s never been a record quite like this.”

-Mojo

 

“The second terrific album by Sam Lee, “The Fade In Time”…Ambitious, eclectic but, ultimately, dedicated to the enduring passions that resonate through this treasure trove of great song…”

-Uncut

 

“..Warmer, bigger, grander, more imaginative, more varied, more confident, more dramatic, more accessible and generally – from archive samples to boldly left-field arrangements – it’s magnificent. It’s almost taken as read that Lee’s singing is sublime throughout. An album clearly made with enormous thought, love and respect that really deserves to be heard –

-fRoots

 

“Lee lovingly creates soundscapes in which the dramas he sings unfold and live. At the heart of all this is that voice and sensibility, carrying these frail, powerful stories and melodies – that did almost fade in time – into our era in an entirely modern form’

-Songlines

£13.50 (£12.50) £3
Mates Rates

Browse more shows tagged with: