Nashville’s Sam Lewis heads to the UK next February

Nashville-based country blues and soul singer, Sam Lewis, begins a lengthy tour of the UK in February next year. Renowned for his rich soulful vocals, well-crafted songs, roots country sound and blue-eyed soul, Sam Lewis has collaborated with such musical luminaries as John Prine and Kacey Musgraves, while Chris Stapleton described him as “a modern Townes Van Zandt”. Sam Lewis’ debut album ‘Waiting On You’ received widespread critical acclaim, and featured support from legendary country guitarist, Kenny Vaughan, along with Darrell Scott, the McCrary Sisters, Gabe Dixon and Willie Nelson’s harmonica player, Mickey Raphael. Although the record was very well received, Lewis’ booking agency got bought out at the time of its release, leaving him with limited opportunities to tour to promote it.

However, in 2015, Sam Lewis caught a break when he was offered a support slot on Chris Stapleton’s tour for the ‘Traveler’ album, and he’s since gone on to sell-out shows in his own right. His recent album, ‘Loversity’, released in May 2018 is made up of 14 tracks, of which Lewis says, “These newer songs have been harder to write, but extremely necessary given the current climate I find the world in.” Recorded at Southern Ground Studios with engineer and co-producer Brandon Bell, the album is comprised of mainly original material, but also includes ‘Accidental Harmony’, a lullaby that fellow Nashville songwriter John Mann wrote for his firstborn child, and ‘Natural Disaster’, a Loudon Wainwright song.

UK fans will get the chance to hear these songs at the following venues:

SAT 01 Feb, Live Theatre, Newcastle Upon Tyne
TUE, 04 Feb, The Basement,York
WED 05 FEB, The Greystones, Sheffield
THU 06 FEB, Sundial Theatre, Cirencester
FRI 07 FEB, Hawthorn’s Hotel, Glastonbury
SAT 08 FEB, Laverstock & Ford Sports Club, Salisbury
SUN 09 FEB, Hen & Chicken, Bristol
WED, 12 FEB, Green Note, Camden
THU 13 FEB, Hyde Tavern, Winchester
FRI 14 FEB, Fat Lil’s, Witney
SAT 15 FEB, Applegarth Farm, Greyshott
MON 17 FEB, Junction 2, Cambridge
WED 19 FEB, Open, Norwich
FRI 21 FEB, The Con Club, Lewes
SAT 22 FEB, Sin City, Swansea
SUN 23 FEB, Henry Tudor House, Shrewsbury
TUE, 25 FEB, Gullivers, Manchester
WED 26 FEB, The Old Mill Smoke House, Leek
THU 27 FEB, North Wingfield Community Resource Centre, Derbyshire
FRI 28 FEB, Owen Street Community Arts Centre, Atherstone
SAT 29 FEB, Swiss Cottage, Winchester

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