Sin City, Swansea
Sat 22 Feb
A songwriter described as “a modern Townes Van Zandt” is bringing his country soul from Nashville to Swansea in February, touring to promote the release of his new album Solo. Unfamiliar with Sam Lewis? If ex-Byrd Gene Clark had been signed and nurtured by Stax, whilst at the same time reflecting on social and political themes within his musical output, then what you would have is something sounding fairly similar to what Sam Lewis has been doing since 2009.
A good starting point for the inquisitive is the gloriously soulful song One And The Same or even his cover of Loudon Wainwright’s Natural Disaster. Lewis has been listed in Rolling Stone as an ‘artist to watch’, but has not been handed anything on a silver platter. Lewis worked quite a few shifts at Walmart, whilst at the same time honing his songwriting skills; his hard graft and persistence over the last 10 years is now finally coming into fruition, as deserved recognition is now forthcoming. Too damn good to ignore, take a trip to Sin City to hear Sam Lewis in full flight with his songs of faith, devotion and togetherness.
Tickets: £12. Info: 01792 468892 / www.sincityclub.co.uk (DN)