Serious Sam Barrett

Serious Sam Barrett

 Leeds, England, GBR
SoloFolkCountry

Serious Sam is a roots/folk/country singer songwriter from West Yorkshire U.K. He uses his own Yorkshire tradition, American and Irish folk styles and 50s Rock n Roll as a foundation for his own passionate songwriting. He plays roots music with a Rock' n Roll heart

Biography

Serious Sam Barrett is a solo acoustic singer songwriter from West Yorkshire, UK. His style draws on a vast range of traditional idioms as well as Rock n' Roll and Country to create his own unique sound. His songwriting contains echoes of the great blues masters such as Bukka White and Blind Willie Mctell but also of American folk and country artists such as the Carter Family, George Jones and Johnny Cash. Raised in the English folk tradition, Sam also draws heavily on English, Irish and Scottish folk music and arranges his own unique versions of traditional songs taking influence from such luminaries as Ewan Mcoll, Tim Hart and the Watersons. More recently Sam has been concentrating on songwriting and his current material contains elements of country and pop whilst maintaining the raw style and delivery he is known for.
.. Sam is known for his direct, uncompromising heartfelt live performances and has pursued a remarkably busy gig schedule since embarking on a solo career in 2005. Sam is as comfortable playing in folk clubs as he is in font of rock and punk audiences and his fan base is composed of music lovers from the folk, blues, country and punk scenes. Sam has developed a strong following across England and beyond, having toured the USA 4 times with the Pine Hill Haints (K Records) of North Alabama.

He has also played with people like CHARLIE PARR, JESCA HOOP, MIKE HERON (Incredible String Band), PETE MOLINARI, DEER TICK, FRANK FAIRFIELD,THE LEGENDARY SHACKSHAKERS, THE FELICE BROTHERS, WILLIS EARL BEALE and EAGULLS.



Discography

The Yorkshire Rambler EP (2008)
Close To Home (2009)

Set List

1) Hard Times (Trad Arr S.Barrett)
2) Tongue Tied Blues (S. Barrett)
3) Heather (S. Barrett)
4) The Female Drummer (Trad Arr S.Barrett)
5) Lay a White Rose (S.Barrett)
6) The Lullaby of Leeds (S. Barrett)
7) Lonely Night at JoJo's (S.Barrett)
8)Al's Song (Alun Evans and S. Barrett)
9) So Near (S.Barrett)

Sets tend to be around 35 minutes in length