A Quick Biography
Sam Tudor grew up in the middle of the forest at a camp in northern British Columbia, where he developed a love of poetry, music, and ominous messages about the decline of society. In 2011 he commandeered some microphones and a computer and began recording in a small six by six foot storage closet at his high school. These recordings eventually became his first independently released EP, Snail Mail. Only 100 copies of Snail Mail were printed, but the record garnered local attention and soon sold out.
In 2012, after a year of playing live shows and learning from good friends and musicians, Sam decided to return to the storage cupboard to record a full length album with a more defined sound. The result was the folk album “Animals And Arson”, which was released in June 2012. Animals And Arson has been well received so far, having been called “Haunting yet warming. A collection of lullabies that keeps you up all night.”
Sam continues to play live shows at festivals and venues to promote the new album. He has appeared on stage with musicians such as Drum & Bell Tower and Pharis and Jason Romero. His sound changes and develops as he ventures forth into the unknown. It is the beginning of an adventure.
“ What is obvious from his first phrase is his pure penchant for poetry: there is a lyrical strength in his music that is smoothly suited to the acoustic instrumentation. They are just repetitive enough to grab you when they come around again, without being predictable or repetitious. There is also a harmonic pull to the chord progressions—a balanced backdrop to the story in the song.”
-Lerae Haynes, Editor, Williams Lake Online Full review at http://welcometowilliamslake.ca/index.php/imo/4975-cariboo-songwriter.html