Myspace | Facebook | Last.fm Serious Sam plays raw roots music. Born and raised in Yorkshire, he sings the traditional music of his county and writes songs from the heart. Yorkshirecana is the word everyone is using to describe Sam's country/roots sound and it suits him down to the ground. His debut album “Close To Home” was released in August 09 and picked up rave reviews from the specialist folk/roots magazines and elsewhere. Artrocker rated the album 27th in their top 100 albums of 2009! He's turned a lot of heads with his songwriting, guitar playing and interpretation of traditional music and he has been selected as a showcasing artist at sxsw 2010.