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Manchester Folk Festival 2021/ Sam Carter

In the eleven years since winning Best Newcomer at the 2010 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, Sam Carter has earned a reputation for vivid, narrative-driven songwriting and captivating live performances. Having made a spell-binding appearance on ​Later… with Jools Holland ​in 2012, Sam has gone on to tour the world, sharing stages with some of the finest guitarists and songwriters, including Nic Jones, Martin Simpson, Richard Thompson, and Chris Wood.

This Autumn Sam Carter embarks on a national tour to support the release of his 2020 album, Home Waters.​ Recorded in a converted church in rural Northumberland, ​Home Waters​ captures the full force of Sam Carter’s heartfelt songwriting. Featuring the specially-assembled ​Home Waters String Quartet, the album’s rich emotional landscapes are exquisitely illustrated by producer Ian Stephenson’s cinematic string arrangements. Images of overwhelming floods, rising tides, and conflict-stricken seas sit alongside tales of love and loss, alluding to the search for a sense of belonging and stability in unfamiliar territory.