Sunday, April 21, 2024

Sam Carter to perform at Arlington Arts Centre

Since being named Best Newcomer at the 2010 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, Sam has been stirring audiences from Camden to Canada with his brand of bittersweet electric-folk, including an appearance on Laterwith Jools Holland.

Thought-provoking songs such as ‘Dreams are made of money’ address contemporary social issues, bringing the folk tradition right up to date.

Sam’s third solo album How The City Sings was released in April 2016, supported by a 15-date tour, culminating in a packed-out show at Kings Place in London. The songs range from the slow and personal ‘From the South Bank to Soho’ to ‘Drop the Bomb’, which starts as a gentle ballad and ends as a furious electric guitar workout.

Recent collaborations have included Sweet Liberties, which saw him delving into the archives of Parliament in search of inspiration for songs about the pursuit and development of democracy. Sweet Liberties toured major UK venues, spawned an album of the same name and featured on BBC Radio 3’s World on 3 in late 2016.

“…like one of his heroes, Richard Thompson, Carter has the ability to enthral with just one climactic chord when he moves effortlessly into rock guitar mode and the jagged contrast with his softer side makes it all the more effective.” fRoots

Tickets are available for £12.50 online at , or by calling the Box Office at 01635 244246. All profits from Arlington Arts Centre go directly to Mary Hare, a school and national charity supporting deaf children.