Cabaret Voltaire

Cultural events for all: mostly music, but sometimes poetry and other things

Sam Lee

Thursday 4 November 2021

St Mary's Church, Totnes

Join us in this beautiful setting for a concert from this Mercury-nominated singer, folksong collector, and conservationist who has helped shake up the music scene and injected life back into the folk trad and world acoustic scenes. With Sam Lee's critically acclaimed new album, ‘Old Wow’ produced by Bernard Butler, he takes the listener on a truly compelling and emotional journey that takes his work to yet another level.

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Starts 7:30 P.M.
Early Bird (unreserved seating) £16.00
Unreserved seating £18.00

Booking fee applies

Join us in this beautiful setting for a concert from this Mercury-nominated singer, folksong collector, and conservationist who has helped shake up the music scene and injected life back into the folk trad and world acoustic scenes. With Sam Lee's critically acclaimed new album, ‘Old Wow’ produced by Bernard Butler, he takes the listener on a truly compelling and emotional journey that takes his work to yet another level.

“A dazzling fusion of nature and song” – The Guardian ★★★★

His 1st release, ‘Ground Of Its Own’ in 2012, was short-listed for a Mercury Music Prize. Sam’s 2015 album ‘The Fade In Time’ broke further ground with ‘Lovely Molly’ winning a BBC Radio 2 Folk Award for Best Traditional Track. He also won Artist of the Year at the 2016 Songlines Magazine Awards. Sam wrote and performed the lead song for Guy Ritchie’s Hollywood film ‘King Arthur: Legend of the Sword’.

‘Old Wow’ pushes Sam’s music into further remarkable territory with producer Bernard Butler’s (Suede, McAlmont & Butler) electric guitar playing and a rare and gorgeous contribution by Elizabeth Fraser (Cocteau Twins, Massive Attack). Her spine-tingling vocals were joined on the album by other stellar performers including Cosmo Sheldrake, spoken-word poet Dizraeli and The Gloaming’s Caoimhin O Raghallaigh.

Sam is a committed environmental campaigner whose work includes the annual sell-out ‘Singing With Nightingales’ helping to highlight the threat to these and other endangered species. In 2019, Sam was musical director for the RSPB campaign ‘Let Nature Sing’, which resulted in 3 minutes of bird song entering the Top 20 UK music charts. Sam is a founding member of Music Declares Emergency and is closely involved with Extinction Rebellion. He has recently released his debut book ‘The Nightingale: Notes on a Songbird’ out now on Century/Penguin Random House.

This performance forms part of Sam’s ‘Old Wow+tour and for which he is releasing a special tour edition of the same title including the full original album together with 6 special bonus tracks

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