"Honest and reflective acoustic folk rooted in the region"
- NARC Magazine
Sam Slatcher is an independent recording artist, singer-songwriter, and community arts facilitator. Passionate about working in community and encouraging storytelling, Sam’s work takes him across the North East to capture stories through music.
Sam’s work includes an EP In Unlikely Places that features the folk song ‘City of Sanctuary’ that has been listened to over 100,000 times on Facebook, and Stories of Sanctuary, a collaborative album with people seeking sanctuary in the North East and featuring viola player Raghad Haddad, from the National Syrian Orchestra. Sam performed 'Stories of Sanctuary' to a sold-out audience at Durham Cathedral in October 2018 and has since toured the album across the UK with a refugee choir.
Since 2019, Sam has been curating, directing, and facilitating songwriting workshops for various creative projects across the North East with Citizen Songwriters, a social enterprise Sam set up that brings people together through songwriting to create original songs about people’s stories and the places that matter to them.
Sam is an artist-in-resident on the historic Stockton & Darlington Railway and is currently writing an album of songs inspired by stories from rail passengers. When not creating music, Sam can be found in the Durham Dales on The Story Train, a former Inter-City 125 Buffet Car cum creative arts space Sam manages, bringing artists from across the region together with local communities.