Les Sampou

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Les Sampou
Les Sampou; Club Passim; Cambridge MA; October 11, 2009
Background information
Genres Folk, blues
Occupation(s) singer, songwriter
Instruments vocals, guitar
Years active 1985-current
Associated acts The Tin Angels
Website [1]

Les Sampou (born November 4, 1961), is an American folk singer/songwriter.

Sampou was born in Norwalk, Connecticut. She got her start singing in Boston's Haymarket subway stop in 1985. She performed in several duos and trios, including "Double Edge" with Ellie Mae Higgins, but settled into a solo career after a few years.

In 2005 Les created a band, The Tin Angels, with musicians from her home state of Massachusetts. The Tin Angels plays her repertoire and expands her stylistic range, at the same time keeping a link to her themes and focus on her lyrics.

In early 2010 Les released a themed CD of recent tunes, called Lonesomeville, accompanied by a series of concert shows in traditional folk venues, such as Passim, in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and additional Boston area venues in cooperation with locally well-known musicians, Taylor Amerding, Mark Cunningham, David Ogden, Andy Plaisted, Kevin Barry, Mike Dinallo and Jimmy Ryan.


  • Sweet Perfume (1993)
  • Fall From Grace (1996)
  • Les Sampou (1999)
  • Borrowed & Blue (2001)
  • Lonesomeville (2010)

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