Sam Barron

“We are just lost souls out on the network now,” says Sam Barron. “Who knows where we are going to end
up as individuals or as a culture. A Prayer for a Field Mouse for me is about getting out of society’s dread
suck, and into the joys of simply surviving.”

Sam’s new album, A Prayer for a Field Mouse (Mother West), finds him reunited with producer Charles
Newman (The Magnetic Fields, The Bones of J.R. Jones, Soko). Newman’s touches are all over the album,
yet the production feels sparse and true to a folk record. Enlisted were bassist Byron Isaacs (The Lumineers,
Lost Leaders), Eva Mikhailnova (Eva & The Vagabond Tales) on vocals and accordion, and Jack McLoughlin
on pedal steel all contributing from their home studios.

“When we started recording the album, I had fallen back in love with my nylon string guitar. I wanted to
make an album that featured its sound prominently. So I got intimate with it; recording all my parts in the
boiler room of my apartment building during the early days of the Pandemic.”

The songs on A Prayer for a Field Mouse all tell stories of characters with unlikely odds of success. Like the
itinerant man in San Pedro who has a bike with no breaks, rides it real slow, follows the moon and sticks to
the side of the road. Or the heart broken person smoking crack in Tallahassee: “My mama won’t leave it
alone. She’s living in a world that’s dead and gone. Well she never did understand me. So fire up that
crack, this is my last track, I’m not coming back from Tallahassee.”

A Prayer For a Field Mouse will be released on September 10, 2021 with touring in the US and Europe
planned for fall 2021 through 2022.


Mimi Oz / Sam Barron Album Release 8:00 PM | Doors: 7:30 PM
361 Metropolitan Avenue, Brooklyn, NY
All Ages
Tickets $15.00