Sam Carter announces UK tour to support new album HOW THE CITY SINGS
Since being named Best Newcomer at the 2010 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards Sam Carter has been stirring audiences from Camden to Canada, via an attention grabbing appearance on Later… with Jools Hollandand a performance in a specially assembled band to back Richard Thompson at Shrewsbury Folk Festival.
Since the release of his last solo album THE NO TESTAMENT, Sam has toured the world, equally happy to perform on his own, with a band or to collaborate with other artists – including a trip to Pakistan to work with revered South Asian classical musicians Sajid Hussain and Haroon Samuel; an appearance on the BBC’s Andrew Marr Show playing songs cowritten with Zimbabwean musician and former refugee Lucky Moyo.
Sam’s third solo album HOW THE CITY SINGS captures the singer, songwriter and guitarist at his most passionate and moving. Recorded live to tape in the studio, the album was produced by Dom Monks (who worked with Ethan Johns on records by Laura Marling, Paolo Nutini and The Staves) and keyboardist Neil Cowley (Neil Cowley Trio, best known for his contributions to Adele’s 19and 21albums). In addition to Neil, whose emotive piano lines were often improvised, the band includes fiddler Sam Sweeney (Bellowhead, Leveret and BBC Folk Musician of the Year) drummer Evan Jenkins (Neil Cowley Trio) and Sam’s longstanding bassist Matt Ridley.
Carter will tour the UK this summer in support of the new release.
Sun May 1: Settle, Victoria Hall
Fri 6: Devon, Kingskerswell Parish Church
Sat 7: Ashcroft Arts Centre
Mon 9: Colchester Arts Centre
Wed 11: Shrewsbury, Theatre Severn
Fri 13: Durham, Gala Theatre
Thu 19: Aldershot, West End Theatre
Sat 21: Whitchurch, The Talbot Theatre
Fri Jun 3: Saltaire, The Live Room
Sat 11: Bromsgrove, Jinney Ring Folk Day
Thu 16: Sheffield, The Greystones
Sat 18: Basingstoke, The Forge @ The Anvil
Thu 23: New Milton, Forest Arts Centre
Sat 25: South Woodchester, The Convent