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Sam Carter announces UK tour to support new album HOW THE CITY SINGS

13 April 2016 Industry News news

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 L​ater… with Jools Holland​and 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 c​aptures 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 1​9​and 2​1​albums). 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.


Tour Dates:

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

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