Sam Lee: Old Wow

Artists: Sam Lee

Series: Festival of New, Residencies

Ideas explored: old music reimagined

Old Wow is the third album from Sam Lee reworking the folk song canon. It illustrates a deeper intention for Sam to how our heritage songs teach us of our ancient but modern relationship to the natural world, our connections to it, and the past and future.

Sam has for decades worked in nature connection and conservation through the unique lens of folksong as a vital means to celebrating and understanding it. Nevermore have we needed art to help us broker the issues of what we are losing. These songs are offered as agents for reconnection and change, to find new lyrical messages that respects their roots yet makes them relevant for a modern time reckoning with a shifting landscape.

“The midwife to my latest album and creative project was without question the Snape Residency. The 5 short days there provided the sanctuary and nutrients to start what has been one of the most inspiring musical journeys yet, the fruits of which would not have been as healthy and rich anywhere else.”

- Sam Lee