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A virtually unheralded Winnipeg troubadour, Baardman has emerged as one of the city’s strongest and most literate songwriters. . . .  Baardman’s world is all about contrasts and realizations.  The singer-songwriter speaks to the human condition, to the age old quest for happiness and fulfillment in a world so confusing that one can rarely know one’s own mind.  This album deserves a listen.  (Winnipeg Free Press) 

If you gave Bruce Cockburn a nice warm meal and a comfy bed to sleep in for a few weeks, he might start sounding like Sam Baardman.  The Winnipeg singer/guitarist has created a lush contemporary folk recording  . . . exquisite instrumentalism . . . Four Stars!  (Winnipeg Sun) 

Baardman is writing about the human experience, its home.  His songs have a remarkable clarity to them, like the true, simple ring of a tuning fork.  (Mitch Podoluk, Founder of the Winnipeg Folk Festival) 

First words from a strong acoustic singer/songwriter who debuts with a much better-than-usual Indie CD.  (The Record, Canada’s Weekly Music Business Newspaper) 

This album is so good I had to call Sam at home to tell him.  I’m giving it a lot of airplay on the drive home show.  (Barry Mercer, CBC Radio Host, Ontario) 

Sam Baardman is a powerful new voice in Canadian music. . . intensely poetic . . . dramatic and original.  I highly recommend you listen to this rising star! (UMFM Radio) 

Sam Baardman is a gifted and articulate musician and lyricist whose songs speak directly to the heart.  His music is fresh, engaging and real a reflection on the man himself.  Sam and his band were huge favourites on the mainstage of last year's Brandon Folk Festival.  (Artistic Director, Brandon Folk Music & Art Festival)