Image credit: Frederic Aranda
Saturday 20 October, 2.30pm
£14 (+booking fee)
Since bursting on to the folk scene at the end of the noughties,
Sam Lee has become an outstanding singer and song collector.
He's also been the driving force behind the eclectic, award-winning folk club The Nest Collective, which has brought traditional music to all kinds of new stages and venues,
as well as the founder of a burgeoning song collectors' movement that inspires a new generation of performers to draw on living source singers rather than books and records.
Although a thoroughly 21st-century artist, collecting new versions of old songs on his iPhone and laptop, Sam's repertoire is steeped in folklore and history and inspired by the natural world.
A forager and wilderness enthusiast, he's known for connecting people with nature through music, including his recent series of magical events in a Sussex wood, involving nights by the campfire and improvised musical interaction with nightingales.
His band comprise Misha Mullov-Abbado on Double Bass, James Keay on piano, percussionist Josh Green and Sam himself playing the shruti box and Jew's harp.
'This Mercury prize nominee continues to shake up the folk scene with drama and surprise...'
- The GuArdian