Sam Lewis in GlastonburyPerforming live at the Hawthorns on Good Friday
Live Preview – Sam Lewis Live at the Hawthorns in Glastonbury
Let’s set the tone early: I have been lucky enough to see Sam Lewis live on a couple of occasions over the last few years and if you haven’t yet seen him you should get down to the Hawthorns in Glastonbury and secure your ticket (if you have seen him, you’ve already got your ticket). You won’t be disappointed.
Sam arrives with us from Music City USA – Nashville Tennessee. He comes armed with the history of country and roots music flowing effortlessly through his voice and guitar playing. One thing you’ll notice early at a Sam Lewis show is the apparent lack of any effort. It’s all so natural, like James Taylor at his best. You know the voice is coming from that mouth because you can see it opening and closing but it’s not being pushed, it seems that it is just tumbling out into the air because that is what that voice needs to do. It must be heard.
A great voice with great songs
This is so much more than just a pretty voice. Sam has a catalogue of quality tunes at his disposal, both hearkening to the many influences that can be heard within this style of music but also with an individuality that sets him apart from the pop country practitioners. Between songs his style is relaxed and humorous, engaging the audience with anecdotes and the meanings behind his songs. The whole evening is like a conversation between Sam and his audience and it is readily apparent that both sides are enjoying the exchange.
I look forward to the day he tours the UK with a band but until then I will take every opportunity to see the Sam Lewis live experience in small, intimate venues like the Hawthorn’s in Glastonbury. With the recent renovations the Hawthorn’s back room is close to the best live venues in Glastonbury and is perfect for a Sam Lewis show.
Tickets are £10 and are available now from the Hawthorns, Northload st. Glastonbury. Join the Facebook event here.
The Orange Dog
Artist: Sam Lewis
Previewer: The Orange Dog
Date: 14th April, 2017