Les Sampou

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Les Sampou
Background information
Genres Folk, blues, rock
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter, producer, composer
Instruments Vocals, guitar
Years active 1993–present
Labels Rounder Records, Indie
Website www.lessampou.com

Les Sampou is an American singer-songwriter and recording artist. Sampou has toured nationally since the 1990s performing at stages such as Montreal Jazz Festival, Philadelphia Folk Festival, and the Toronto Blues Festival. She has recorded six albums for Rounder Records and as an indie artist. Sampou is known for her "diverse song styles, smart lyrics, and hook-laden melodies." {Boston Globe}

Sampou's Borrowed & Blue album recorded in 2001 is a collection of country blues classics recorded live by songwriter JP Jones, featuring Sampou on guitar and vocals. It received critical acclaim.

In 2010, Sampou released an Americana-themed recording called Lonesomeville, charting at number two in the radio FAR Charts, 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, Andy Plaisted, Kevin Barry, Mike Dinallo and Jimmy Ryan.

In 2015, Sampou wrote for television and film projects, and toured in New England. She released her sixth album, Live at Church, a dedication album to the national coffeehouse circuit of volunteers and promoters who present on church stages.


  • Sweet Perfume (1993)
  • Fall From Grace (1996)
  • Les Sampou (1999)
  • Borrowed & Blue (2001)
  • Lonesomeville (2010)
  • Live at Church (2015)

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