‘One of the most gifted acoustic guitarists of his generation’ Mike Harding, Radio 2 A spellbinding mix of finger-picking guitar and warm vocals from award-winning folk artist Sam Carter is the latest addition to the live music programme at The School Creative Centre in Rye.
Armed with a ‘killer voice’ (according to MOBO Awa r dwinning Nit in Sawhney) and the ability to play his guitar ‘like a harp’ (Time Out), as well as an unerring ability to put his personal experiences into a wider perspective, the east London b a s e d songsmith Sam Carter has already had an amazing year after winning Best Newcomer at the BBC Folk Awards in February. Since then he has continued to impress and inspire, receiving adulation from audiences and fellow artists alike.
‘An English acoustic virtuoso… reminiscent of John Martyn’ Guitarist.
A startlingly perceptive and self-assured young singer and guitarist from the Midlands, Sam Carter has spent the past few years busily honing his craft both as a writer and performer, studying guitar with Martin Simpson and touring with Bellowhead while holding down his post as Emerging Artist in Residence at London’s Southbank Centre.
‘He’s intriguing both because he’s an excellent guitarist and an original, distinctively English singer-songwriter, specialising in well-observed songs – and his debut album lives up to expectations.’ The Guardian.
Tickets (£10 and £8 concessions) available from the Rye Festival box office on 01797 224442 or www. ryefestival.co.uk. 8 pm, 22 September.
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Rye’s Own September 2010
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