‘Outstanding musicianship’ – Ralph McTell
‘…A consumate songwriter, Jefferson brings a story to life’ – BBC Radio Sheffield
‘…A truly personal approach to the rich blues and folk traditions’ – Brighton Unsigned
With his debut album in 2015, ‘Rhythm’s Tide’, acclaimed by Brighton Unsigned as ‘An album that would no doubt pave the way to more musical gems from this promising young artist’, Sam Jefferson gained his reputation as a skilled slide guitarist, songwriter and performer on the Brighton blues and folk music scenes. Drawing inspiration from legends such as Blind Lemon Jefferson, Ry Cooder, Bert Jansch, and Woody Guthrie, Sam has taken his music to audiences all over the country and around Germany too.
BBC Radio Sheffield deemed Sam ‘…a consummate songwriter who brings a story to life.’ following a featured interview and performance of ‘The Dirty Five’, a self-penned ballad inspired by a photograph his great-grandfather, Jim Marshall, sent back during the First World War. The Royal British Legion also published an article with further details of the story behind ‘A Song 100 Years In The Making’
Since moving to Manchester in September 2017, Sam has laid out his unique brand of blues and folk from the Northern Quarter to Chorlton, including opening for Ralph McTell at his recent RNCM concert, earning Ralph’s praise that ‘It was a pleasure to work with a young musician of such maturity humility and ability’.