LES SAMPOU AT SANDYWOODS
SATURDAY, APRIL 20, 2013 - LES SAMPOU
8 pm, doors open 7:30 pm
BYOB & food allowed
$18 advance, $20 at the door
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Les Sampou writes and sings Americana music that's full of twang and blues. Her musical career has spanned five recordings and countless listening rooms, bars, and festivals as well as over several hundred thousand miles of road. She has a passionate, rockabilly-blues edge that lifts your spirits high, followed by ballads that dig into your soul like few artists can.
Her latest release "Lonesomeville" is a road diary. It takes you through lonely hotel rooms, endless highways, and the bedrooms of hard-living lovers. Jonathan Perry of the Boston Globe writes, "Sly, lived-in songs about mismatched lives, hard goodbyes, and honky tonk heartbreak - all of which makes "Lonesomeville" not such a bad place to be after all, especially if she's playing there."
This blues/rock musician got her start in the Boston folk scene and now has moved on to national prominence and acclaim. Les began playing in the streets "relatively late in life." At 25, when all her friends were getting married, buying houses, and planning for kids, Sampou started hitting the pavement of Harvard Square, the tunnels of the MBTA, and anywhere else where she could open her case for coins and applause. It was there that she found her voice, polished her guitar playing, and wrote the first of her prolific collection of songs.
After cutting her teeth in the streets, Les began playing area clubs and then found the coffeehouse folk scene. She describes this period by saying, "Being in front of a listening audience scared me to death. My hands would shake and my voice would seize up. But I loved it and was hooked." She overcame her stage fright and didn't stop writing. Her 2010 self-released "Lonesomeville" follows four earlier, critically acclaimed albums. Les and her all-star band of Boston's cream of the crop session players recorded "Lonesomeville" live in two days. Lyrically, "Lonesomeville" sums up what Sampou writes about best - love gone wrong. "The lucky listener gladly goes along, following Sampou on this journey, getting lost in the sexy sway of her voice."
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