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Serious Sam Barrett
Serious Sam plays raw roots music. Born and raised in Yorkshire, he sings the traditional music of his county and writes songs from the heart. Yorkshirecana is the word everyone is using to describe Sam's country/roots sound and it suits him down to the ground. His debut album “Close To Home” was released in August 09 and picked up rave reviews from the specialist folk/roots magazines and elsewhere. Artrocker rated the album 27th in their top 100 albums of 2009! He's turned a lot of heads with his songwriting, guitar playing and interpretation of traditional music and was selected as a showcasing artist at sxsw 2010.
"Yorkshirecana bluegrass brilliance from Serious Sam. He plays a mean 12 string resonator, mixing songs about his home county with traditional southern folk stompers. There’s authenticity, there’s soul - someone to get very excited about.”- ARTROCKER.COM
"Deliciously home-grown, this is a rewarding collection of songs that could well renew your faith in underground folk scenes. This stripped down and raw album is riddled with the gritty reality of this artist's Northern life and makes no apologies" - ACOUSTIC MAGAZINE