Sam's finger style playing has been influenced by the likes of Chet Atkins, Leo Kotke, John Renborne, Richard Thompson, Ralph Towner, Stephan Grossman, Andrew White, Ged Foley, William to name a few.

He performs occasionally, mainly in his home town of Fremantle and has supported in concert acts including Jimmy Webb, Kavisha Mazzella, Martin Carthy, the Sensitive New Age Cowpersons, the late, great Simon Nield and local guitar legend, Errol H. Tout. He also enjoying accompanying friend and Irish fiddle virtuoso Rob Zielinski.

His first album "To the Island" produced by Gary Burke in 1989 and featuring Sam's original compositions was recorded with an ensemble of local Western Australian musicians. It received local release as a cassette, achieving a small but enthusiastic following.

In 1993 he won a national guitar contest in Japan and brought home a beautiful Lowden six string which he enjoys playing to this day. He also owns and plays a Martin CM38 which he's had since the mid-eighties and a marvelous 12-string custom made by his friend and noted Western Australian luthier, Scott Wise.

In late 1999 his album "The Lost Chords" a was released to critical acclaim, winning best new local instrumental artist of the year on the national radio program "The Planet".

Sam recorded and released "The Footspa Dance" early 2006, an album reflecting the looser and warmer approach that now characterises his playing.

His latest release is "The Boya House" which shows the influence of his involvement with Celtic music in recent years on his highly patterned and lyrical finger style guitar playing.

The Albums:

The Boya House

boya house sam blightCeltic Inflected fingerstyle acoustic guitar featuring solo tracks as well as tracks with Irish fiddle virtuoso Rob Zeilinski and guitar synth backing.

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The Footspa Dance

the footspa dance sam blightFinger style guitar at its finest, inspired by the joy of Being
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The Lost Chords

the lost chords sam blightFeatures "The Emma Rag", winner of the Ishibashi National Guitar Tune Contest, Japan 1993
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Music is way of speaking what we can’t say in words. It comes from and speaks to a deeper place in us.
To have the chance to become a musician is one of life’s greatest priveleges and one for which I am extremely grateful.
I hope you enjoy the music.”

Sam Blight