Carter Sampson, the ‘Queen Of Oklahoma‘, has announced a short run of UK shows in January to tie in with her showcase at the Americana Music Association UK conference on Feb the 1st.
Carter Sampson is an Okie-born singer/songwriter with a big voice and is blessed by a musical family legacy that includes talents like Roy Orbison.
Her journey as a naturally independent, free-spirited musician has seemed almost predestined at times. At age 15 she began experimenting with sound as a way to pass the time; now her creativity has matured into the dedicated and passionate performance that makes her a favorite female vocalist. Though she travels for the love of making music, she’s no stranger to awards. She was named a Top 12 Finalist in the 2012 Mountain Stage NewSong Contest and performed at Lincoln Center in New York. This year, she won first place in the general category of the Chris Austin Songwriting Contest at Merlefest in Wilkesboro, N.C. – with her song “Wild Bird”, which was additionally released by Pinecastle Records.
Her fourth full-length studio album, Wilder Side, was released in January 2016. Like her previous album, Good for the Meantime, it features the heady handywork of producer/multi-instrumentalist Travis Linville, who, like Sampson, has a unique sound all his own. “I’d been thinking about asking him to engineer my new project, and when I heard his last EP (Sun and Moon) I knew I wanted him to help me with it (Wilder Side). I love the dreamy feel that EP has and there’s a lot of that on Wilder Side.”
27th – The Hut, Corby
28th – Dorset Arms, East Grinstead
29th – Tea Tray, Southsea, Portsmouth
30th – House Concert, High Wycombe
31st – Prince Albert, Brighton
1st AMAUK – Showcase
2nd AMAUK – Awards show