Since winning Best Newcomer at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards in 2010, midlands-born singer, finger-style guitarist and songwriter Sam Carter has been more in demand. From supporting Bellowhead to performances at the Royal Festival Hall for Richard Thompson’s Meltdown to sharing the stage with the great Nic Jones alongside Chris Wood, Martin Simpson and Jon Boden at Sidmouth Folk Week, Sam continues to impress audiences and fellow artists alike with the sheer quality of his songs, playing and voice.
A former Emerging Artist In Residence at the Southbank Centre, where he collaborated with a wealth of talented musicians and artists including Nitin Sawhney, Riz MC (actor Riz Ahmed, star of ‘Ill Manors’), Nathan ‘Flutebox’ Lee and the London Philharmonic Orchestra, Sam went on to support Bellowhead and Seth Lakeman on tour and, as part of the all-star line-up for Music Beyond Mainstream’s Homage to Sandy Denny tour, giving stunning duo performance with legendary fiddler Dave Swarbrick.His current album Keepsakes was released in August 2012 and led to Sam being invited to perform on Later With Jools Holland (BBC 2) in autumn 2012. For the performance he was accompanied by long-time friend and collaborator Sam Sweeney, fiddle player for Bellowhead, who he met while supporting Bellowhead on a UK tour in 2009.
This led to renewed discussions about finding time to tour together and eventually both found a small window in their busy schedules, leading to the current dates in March 2014 when Sam’s trio will be accompanied on the road by very special guest Sam Sweeney.
Tour Dates: March 2014
Fri 7th – The Castle, Wellingborough, Northants
Sat 8th – Ruskin Mill, Nailsworth, Glos.*
Weds 12th – Red Lion Folk Club, Birmingham
Fri 14th – Burnley Mechanics, Lancs.
Sat 15th – Grayshott Folk Club, St. Alban’s Church, Hindhead, Surrey
Weds 19th – Connaught Studio, Worthing
Sat 22nd – Wiltshire Music Centre, Bradford-on-Avon
* Sam Carter and Sam Sweeney duo