She seamlessly marries tradition with innovation, bringing a timeless quality to her sparse acoustic music. Debut album Dark Nights Make for Brighter Days, which was released late 2011 on Natural Studio Records, is a case in point. An impressive collection of featherweight songs, it's woven together by Samantha’s spellbinding voice and delicate guitar work. The musical thread that runs throughout her incandescent songs is instantly warm and welcoming, disguising confessional tales of love and loss.
Relocating to London from the Scottish borders, Samantha regularly plays around the capital and has also sung backing vocals with many upcoming folk artists including Navigator Records’ Josienne Clarke and new north west talent Robin Elliott.
We caught up with her on a sunny afternoon in Regent’s Park bandstand to hear her live and unplugged version of album track Granny’s House.