Sam Baxter is a singer and multi-instrumentalist gaining a reputation for his work with traditional music. A passionate and enthusiastic performer, his love for the old stories and music of our islands shines through as he forges his own path in traditional music, creating contemporary sounding arrangements of traditional song that resonate with modern audiences whilst still remaining true to the traditions he knows and loves. A rising name in the English folk scene, Sam is gaining attention for his captivating arrangements of traditional song; his sensitive and minimalistic guitar accompaniment; and his distinctive voice and singing style.
Sam Baxter presents traditional songs in a way that is raw and immediate. He weaves and twists the well-trodden melodies of our islands around his own contemporary arrangements, creating deeply personal performances filled with warmth and emotion.
Sam Baxter sings a carefully selected repertoire of traditional songs paired with electric and acoustic guitars, fiddle and drones, creating a sound that is unmistakably his own.
‘He doesn’t make the music sound pretty, but it never sounds like he’s not in complete control.’ - Jim Moray, TradFolk.org.