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Serious Sam Barrett is a hard touring, folk and country singer/songwriter from Otley, West Yorkshire. Playing honest, heartfelt self penned and traditional songs on 12 string guitar and banjo. Raised in the Dales village of Addingham, Sam began performing in and around Leeds in 2004, with word spreading further afield with the release of his 2009 debut album Close To Home. Performing at SXSW in Austin, Texas in 2010, he has toured the US widely, usually in the company of friends and fellow skaters The Pine Hill Haints. Along the way, Sam has shared stages with the likes of Katherine Tickell, Lucero, The Young Un’s, Joe Burski, Frank Fairfield, Deer Tick and Karine Polwart, and received airplay and praise plaudits from the BBC’s Bob Harris, Gideon Coe and Marc Riley.
 
“The sustained brilliance of this playing is really something to behold.” Bob Harris, BBC Radio 2
 
“Songs that rattle with the ghosts of Appalachian folk, and southern blues, yet sound emphatically English.” Uncut Magazine
 
“Old before his years country-folk fellow who mixes intricate John Fahey finger-picking with confessional tales of dirty old Leeds” The Guardian.
 
“Excellent stripped back folk” Maverick Magazine
 

Music in the Courtyard or Carpark from 7pm – 9.15pm approx.

Drinks and snacks will be available via the Assembly Bar + Kitchen Courtyard entrance and payable by card (no cash)

Last orders 9.00pm – closing time 9.30pm

Please note that carpark is closed as it being used as a seating area for the Assembly Bar + Kitchen and live events.

Tickets £5.00 available from HEART reception and online   


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Please note this is a ticketed event only as numbers are restricted. The event will be held outside and social distancing guidance is required.

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