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About

Serious Sam Barrett is a hard touring, folk and country singer/songwriter from Otley, West Yorkshire. Playing honest, heartfelt self penned and traditional songs on 12 string guitar and banjo.

Raised in the Dales village of Addingham, Sam began performing in and around Leeds in 2004, with word spreading further afield with the release of his 2009 debut album Close To Home.

Performing at SXSW in Austin, Texas in 2010, he has toured the US widely, usually in the company of friends and fellow skaters, The Pine Hill Saints. Along the way, Sam has shared stages with the likes of Martin Carthy, Dave Burland, Katherine Tickell, Lucero, The Young Uns, Frank Fairfield, and Karine Polwart, and received airplay and praise plaudits from the BBC’s Bob Harris, Marc Riley and Mark Radcliffe as well as Mike Harding.

The sustained brilliance of this playing is really something to behold - Bob Harris, BBC Radio 2

Songs that rattle with the ghosts of Appalachian folk, and southern blues, yet sounds emphatically English - Uncut Magazine

Old before his years country-folk fellow who mixes intricate John Fahey finger-picking with

confessional tales of dirty old Leeds - The Guardian.

Excellent stripped back folk - Maverick Magazine

His well-crafted original songs are accompanied by his own sparkling clawhammer banjo or dextrous 12 string guitar picking - FRoots magazine

Support from Lewis Pugh

Lewis (Burner) Pugh is an artist from Leeds influenced by everything from bluegrass and country through to skiffle and punk. Brought up on bluegrass and folk music, he plays traditional music and his own songs which are often political. He also plays with The Burner Band.

Bullets For Bread, his third solo album, is due for release in spring 2024 on Shed Load Records

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Serious Sam Barrett

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Topic Folk Club, 48 Saltaire Road, Shipley, West Yorkshire, BD18 3HN
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