Sam Baardman is a singer-songwriter and visual artist living in Winnipeg, Manitoba. His music reflects a searching, inquisitive spirit. Coaxing surprising images out of common situations, Sam’s songs resonate with fans who appreciate his lyrical depth and superb, singable melodies. The music travels across a broad range of human experience, from small, intimate moments—a phone call between friends—to global conflicts—environmental catastrophe or cultural equity—infusing every situation with poetic urgency. It’s no surprise that the Winnipeg Free Press described him as “one of the city’s strongest and most literate songwriters.”
Sam has played the stages of some of Canada’s most notable festivals, including the Winnipeg Folk Festival, Stan Rogers Festival, Summerfolk, and many others. Sam was the recipient of the 2002 Prairie Music Award for Industry Builder of the Year. His second album, The Rookery, was nominated for Outstanding Roots Album at the 2000 Prairie Music Awards. His new album, "Marsh Radio" was released September, 2022.