Sweet and evocative, Sam Buckingham makes herself at home in your living room, kitchen or wherever she’s playing.
Travelling around the country, Buckingham is pioneering Australia’s house-concert movement, acoustically innovating the doleful reputation given to girls with guitars of the nineties.
Her new album has an intensity and musical variety that effortlessly moves from a swinging beat into country, a capella and back.
I’m a Bird will make you smile and dance with abandon, and garner a mounting respect for the genius behind it.
Forceful, deep and hopeful, Sam Buckingham reminds us that there are always new possibilities. (SP)
BY SARAH PRITCHARD