Sam Lee & Friends
Thu 01 Jan 1970
Sam Lee, Mercury Prize nominated folk singer, promoter and animateur will release his debut album Ground Of Its Own in June 2012. Having abandoned his?work as a trained visual artist, teacher of wilderness survival and moonlighting as a burlesque dancer and embarking on a journey into the old songs of The British Isles, Sam is fast becoming accepted as a new?pioneer, defining the sound, sight and texture of contemporary folksong. He was given the 2011 Arts Foundation Award, which for the first time, honoured folk music amongst the art forms. Likewise his live?band, Sam Lee and Friends, carve a new acoustic with their homemade and mongrelised instrumentation using unconventional and contemporary arrangements that challenging preconceptions of what ?traditional folk’ should sound like.
Sam is the most accomplished and authentic interpreters of traditional English song to emerge in years… He brought the house down
It was while hearing musician Sam Lee perform that I decided we should celebrate folk, not only as a musical movement but as a lifestyle
ALEXANDRA SHULMAN, VOGUE EDITOR UK
One of the most promising folk singers to emerge from the London scene this decade