Ladies, gents and everyone else surfing the cyberweb. Here's Samuel Idwal. Playing here at Charlotte Carpenter's Tea Party and in a photograph taken by one of Leicestershire finest, Mr. Philip J Vernon. This was when I first saw Sam playing down at the Cookie, and what a mesmerising set of melodies he provided too !
A fabulous talent and great supporter of East Midlands Music, Leicester will be sad to see him leave at the end of next month, but his mark and impression will be left, on me at the very least, but I'm sure I'm not in a minority.
Delicately finger picking and caressing his way through a folk ballad or strumming up a storm in a quasi-sea shanty, Sam Jones takes his stage name Samuel Idwal from his grandad, and his music has a quaint English quality that, while far from making it au fait, sounds fresh engaging and endearing.
Having released two EPs and heading down to London very soon, for business, and pleasure I'm sure. I'm glad to be having him play one of his final shows in the city of Leicester, if not his final one, you'd have to ask him. Friday 16th May he'll be joining me at The Cookie for the third instalment of Matt Henshaw's Rhythm & Gospel Cavalcade. I'm looking forward to it, and I hope some of you are too, and if you're on the other side of the world, channel some positive vibrations over, we'll be sure to feel them !
Peace, Love & Tea, MHx
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