Sam Lee featured on NPR’s “All Things Considered”

Sam Lee TFIT2 by Frederic ArandaSam Lee was featured on NPR’s “All Things Considered” on July 28 – NPR says of Sam

Lee delights in making surprising connections in his music. He mixes conch, percussion and trumpet with an old Scottish Travellers song called “Johnny O’ The Brine.”

Lee does this partly because he didn’t have any notions about what folk music was supposed to be. “I didn’t know what it sounded like,” he says. “I didn’t know it had to be with guitars and twiddly-dee fiddles.”

Lee is quick to tell you the history of the songs he performs. And it’s important to him to acknowledge those from whom he’s learned them because, he says, “I think we have about five to eight years left of the old singers still being alive, so it is a race against time.” His work includes the Song Collectors Collective, a digital archive of both traditional songs and the individuals and families for whom they are a cultural birthright.”

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