BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2019 – Nominated Musician Of The Year
After embarking on a solo career, Sam Sweeney released his debut solo album The Unfinished Violin on Island Records, touring to sell-out crowds on the 2019 album launch tour. Sam released his highly anticipated second solo album in Spring 2020.
A veteran of the mighty Bellowhead, Sam and his new band are putting something into English music that has never been there before. This album has the swagger and groove of traditional English music with the huge sound, flare, energy and festival spirit of bands coming out of the Celtic and Scandinavian music scenes.
The new album occupies a very different sound world to The Unfinished Violin. Leaving string sections, piano and harmonium behind, the new band features acoustic and electric guitars and double bass.