A singer/songwriter born and raised in the suburbs of Sydney, Australia, Sam Newton combines an alluring blend of dreamy-folk, acoustic blues and foot-stomping-country that leads to a raw and honest sound.
Sam’s songwriting approach inspires rich imagery through its lyricism and musical delivery. His recordings are a junction of strong melodies, emotive lyrics and intelligent arrangements. These converge to create a sound reminiscent of Americana traditionals that are undoubtedly written in a world influenced by modern day songsmiths – think somewhere between Johnny Cash and Josh Pyke.
His performance style features passionate vocals lead by his accomplished acoustic guitar style, and often an energetic ensemble of Sydney musicians. A gig with Sam Newton is exciting, intimate and always unique.
His self-titled Debut EP, released in 2011, (listen at http://music.samnewtonmusic.com) has been described as “enchanting” (Ross Fear, Alive 90.5) and that it “carries enough weight to demand more than a courteous glance in his direction” with ”vividly illustrated storytelling” (Sydney Morning Herald, Metro 9/12/11).