Sam Carter

Sam Carter

 London, England, GBR

A startlingly perceptive and self-assured young singer and guitarist from the UK, Sam Carter has spent the last few years busily honing his craft both as a writer and performer. His debut album 'Keepsakes' released in the UK Aug '09, has created a real buzz with media and audiences.


Sam Carter has spent the last few years busily honing his craft both as a writer and performer, studying guitar with Martin Simpson and touring with Bellowhead whilst holding down his post as Emerging Artist in Residence at London’s Southbank Centre, the UK's national arts centre.

Armed with a ‘killer voice’ (Nitin 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-based songsmith is now making his mark with his debut album ‘Keepsakes’ which has the UK media falling over themselves to write about this exceptional artist:

’I have a feeling, and I’m not alone, that Sam Carter is going to be huge.’ Irish World
‘A talent developing quickly’ Colin Irwin, Mojo
‘A sophisticated blender of ancient and modern’ Nick Hasted, Uncut
‘The Young English folk singer and guitarist Sam Carter’s album debut Keepsakes is a surefire collectable’ Independent
‘An English acoustic virtuoso... reminiscent of John Martyn’ Guitarist
‘Tunes like Taxi and Captain could well be the work of a great songwriter in the making.’ Guitar & Bass
‘One of the most gifted acoustic guitarists of his generation’ Mike Harding, Radio 2
‘There’s real talent budding here.’**** Independent on Sunday
‘One hell of a powerful recording’ fRoots


EP Here In The Ground - self-release 2008
ALBUM Keepsakes - self-release 2009

Set List

Varies each night