Latest Recording News

Posted on January 5, 2018

Sam will be releasing a new album of 11 new songs, provisionally titled “Hold Up The Sky”, in the spring of 2018. The album will feature Pat Crowley on keyboards. Pat is one of Ireland’s leading musicians who tours with the Mary Black band. The album will also have the colourful Memphis-based guitarist and singer-songwriter Rev Down on a bonus...

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Dublin City FM Feature – November 6th 2017

Posted on January 5, 2018

Dublin City Fm radio station presenter Kieran Kelly featured Sam for 2 hours on his Tuesday evening show taking about and playing all the tracks from Seeking The Assassin . Billy Robinson album engineer , producer and bassist, also told stories about life on the road with such as John Lee Hooker; Mary Black and John Hiatt.

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Some Thoughts on Songwriting

Posted on July 17, 2017

I was asked recently to offer a younger songwriter some advice and responded as follows. I very much like your song but would just tentatively suggest that it might improve by presenting a less romanticised version of auld Ireland.  I find it hard to advise anyone about songwriting as it seems such a personal and mysterious process. The fact is, some of us just have to do it – for better...

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