Our guest today is Sam Buckingham.
Sam is a highly regarded, independent artist and songwriter based in Byron Bay.
Recently signing to Alberts Music for worldwide publishing, Sam has traveled to Nashville and New York on song-writing tours, played alongside artists such as Angus & Julia Stone, Washington, Lior, Matt Corby, Katie Noonan and Jordie Lane, and at renowned Australian festivals Peats Ridge, Blue Mountains Folk and Nannup.
She has also written songs for The Voice 2012 contestants, and has worked with highly regarded US songwriters Bruce Wallace, Kim Richey, Jasmine Ash, Marc Copely and Jordan Lawhead.
As well as gracing stages in London, Paris, Berlin, Nashville, Toronto and Thailand, Sam has toured extensively throughout Australia and, in the past three years, has included house concerts as a permanent fixture in her touring model.
After releasing two albums ‘I’m A Bird’ in 2013 and ‘The Water’ in 2017 Sam has just release her third album ‘Dear John’ that represents a rebirth for Buckingham, not only as a woman but as an artist.
Her past work has been centred around acoustic guitar, and is best described as acoustic folk or Americana. But this time she threw out the rulebook and experimented with new sounds and influences to create a 10-track album of hook-heavy alternative pop that makes you hang on to every single word.