Solo is the first in a series of EPs from the wonderful Sam Sweeney, each will highlight a different member of the band who performed and recorded with Sam on his acclaimed album 'Unearth Repeat'. This first EP is simply 'Solo'.
'Solo' was recorded in September 2021 with long time collaborator Andy Bell at St Martin's church in Stoney Middleton in the Peak District. St Martin’s used to be Sam's practice room. He spent three very happy years living in Stoney Middleton and being able to pop across the road with his fiddle to play and swim in the glorious acoustic of the village’s octagonal church was a special thing. The tunes on this EP are, for the most part, the result of digging into old collections sent to Sam during the multiple lockdowns of 2020 and 2021.
'Not many positives came from being locked down, but unearthing these old melodies and moving into them provided me with such joy in an otherwise dark and musically lonely time.' Sam Sweeney