Sam Lee is a musician halfway between research and revival. And in this key has assembled his first album, “Ground of its own” (The Nest Collective), which gives us songs in the tradition of Scottish music. The result is very pleasant, because already at the first listening we can measure the depth of the traditional styles and, at the same time, the density of the arrangements. In this double frame the folk-rock setting interacts perfectly with the dreamlike atmosphere that any good folk singer should call, and tools that rely – from wind to banjo, shruti-box to cello, from fiddle to jaw harp – clearly describe a musical culture in full ferment and a tradition ready to renew itself.
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