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Sam Lee, folk singer, promoter and animateur shines with his debut album “Ground Of Its Ownʼ. The recording is a musical manifesto, reflecting the artistic journey Sam has taken so far and the less
than conventional route getting there. A naturally gifted voice, singing was new to him until his first encounter with folk song some 6 years ago. This discovery of a new world compelled him to abandon his
work as a trained visual artist, teacher of wilderness survival and moonlighting as a burlesque dancer and embark on a journey into the old songs of The British Isles. Sam is fast becoming ... Read more

Sam Lee, folk singer, promoter and animateur shines with his debut album “Ground Of Its Ownʼ. The recording is a musical manifesto, reflecting the artistic journey Sam has taken so far and the less
than conventional route getting there. A naturally gifted voice, singing was new to him until his first encounter with folk song some 6 years ago. This discovery of a new world compelled him to abandon his
work as a trained visual artist, teacher of wilderness survival and moonlighting as a burlesque dancer and embark 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 ʻtraditional folkʼ should sound like.

Promotional Work
Sam is also an award-winning promoter and live events producer through his 2010 BBC Folk club of the year ʻThe Magpieʼs Nestʼ, now “The Nest Collective”. The Nest has played a key role in the resurgence of
the live folk music scene and is behind many innovative concerts across London, festival stages around the UK and radio and television appearances.

Musical Training
Samʼs musical training came via a unique 4 year apprenticeship
under the legendary, late Scottish Traveller Stanley Robertson – last of the great ballad singers. Sam became the musical ʻnext of kinʼ to Stanleyʼs vast repertoire of songs and an ancient, idiosyncratic Traveller
singing craft. Sam has also spent time researching and documenting the music and stories of the Romany Gypsy and Irish Traveller communities.

Other Work
Sam is a regular teacher at Newcastle University, Goldsmiths College, the EFDSS and holds the accolade as the first folk singer ever to teach and sing at the Royal College of Music despite its previous refusal of
requests from Cecil Sharp and Vaughan Williamsʼ In 2009, Sam starred in the 9 minute folk pop-video ʻThe Gainsborough Packetʼ, an art film directed by Beckʼs Futures winner Matt Stokesʼ commissioned by The Baltic in Gateshead and Londonʼs 176 Gallery. In July 2011 Sam featured in and co-produced a special Folk feature in the UK edition of Vogue Magazine
dedicated to the current stars of folk music and culture. He was also a main contributor to the 8 part Sky TV series ʻTravellerʼs Got Talentʻ which aired in November 2011 as well as being the musical director for the
BBC Radio 4 series on the history of the postal service aired in December 2011.

This biography was provided by the artist or their representative.

Sam Lee, folk singer, promoter and animateur shines with his debut album “Ground Of Its Ownʼ. The recording is a musical manifesto, reflecting the artistic journey Sam has taken so far and the less
than conventional route getting there. A naturally gifted voice, singing was new to him until his first encounter with folk song some 6 years ago. This discovery of a new world compelled him to abandon his
work as a trained visual artist, teacher of wilderness survival and moonlighting as a burlesque dancer and embark 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 ʻtraditional folkʼ should sound like.

Promotional Work
Sam is also an award-winning promoter and live events producer through his 2010 BBC Folk club of the year ʻThe Magpieʼs Nestʼ, now “The Nest Collective”. The Nest has played a key role in the resurgence of
the live folk music scene and is behind many innovative concerts across London, festival stages around the UK and radio and television appearances.

Musical Training
Samʼs musical training came via a unique 4 year apprenticeship
under the legendary, late Scottish Traveller Stanley Robertson – last of the great ballad singers. Sam became the musical ʻnext of kinʼ to Stanleyʼs vast repertoire of songs and an ancient, idiosyncratic Traveller
singing craft. Sam has also spent time researching and documenting the music and stories of the Romany Gypsy and Irish Traveller communities.

Other Work
Sam is a regular teacher at Newcastle University, Goldsmiths College, the EFDSS and holds the accolade as the first folk singer ever to teach and sing at the Royal College of Music despite its previous refusal of
requests from Cecil Sharp and Vaughan Williamsʼ In 2009, Sam starred in the 9 minute folk pop-video ʻThe Gainsborough Packetʼ, an art film directed by Beckʼs Futures winner Matt Stokesʼ commissioned by The Baltic in Gateshead and Londonʼs 176 Gallery. In July 2011 Sam featured in and co-produced a special Folk feature in the UK edition of Vogue Magazine
dedicated to the current stars of folk music and culture. He was also a main contributor to the 8 part Sky TV series ʻTravellerʼs Got Talentʻ which aired in November 2011 as well as being the musical director for the
BBC Radio 4 series on the history of the postal service aired in December 2011.

This biography was provided by the artist or their representative.

Sam Lee, folk singer, promoter and animateur shines with his debut album “Ground Of Its Ownʼ. The recording is a musical manifesto, reflecting the artistic journey Sam has taken so far and the less
than conventional route getting there. A naturally gifted voice, singing was new to him until his first encounter with folk song some 6 years ago. This discovery of a new world compelled him to abandon his
work as a trained visual artist, teacher of wilderness survival and moonlighting as a burlesque dancer and embark 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 ʻtraditional folkʼ should sound like.

Promotional Work
Sam is also an award-winning promoter and live events producer through his 2010 BBC Folk club of the year ʻThe Magpieʼs Nestʼ, now “The Nest Collective”. The Nest has played a key role in the resurgence of
the live folk music scene and is behind many innovative concerts across London, festival stages around the UK and radio and television appearances.

Musical Training
Samʼs musical training came via a unique 4 year apprenticeship
under the legendary, late Scottish Traveller Stanley Robertson – last of the great ballad singers. Sam became the musical ʻnext of kinʼ to Stanleyʼs vast repertoire of songs and an ancient, idiosyncratic Traveller
singing craft. Sam has also spent time researching and documenting the music and stories of the Romany Gypsy and Irish Traveller communities.

Other Work
Sam is a regular teacher at Newcastle University, Goldsmiths College, the EFDSS and holds the accolade as the first folk singer ever to teach and sing at the Royal College of Music despite its previous refusal of
requests from Cecil Sharp and Vaughan Williamsʼ In 2009, Sam starred in the 9 minute folk pop-video ʻThe Gainsborough Packetʼ, an art film directed by Beckʼs Futures winner Matt Stokesʼ commissioned by The Baltic in Gateshead and Londonʼs 176 Gallery. In July 2011 Sam featured in and co-produced a special Folk feature in the UK edition of Vogue Magazine
dedicated to the current stars of folk music and culture. He was also a main contributor to the 8 part Sky TV series ʻTravellerʼs Got Talentʻ which aired in November 2011 as well as being the musical director for the
BBC Radio 4 series on the history of the postal service aired in December 2011.

This biography was provided by the artist or their representative.

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