Samuel Escher is a Poet and Songwriter from Edinburgh, Scotland. After cancelling his Wilderness tour due to the Coronavirus pandemic, Escher found himself in the Texas panhandle, waiting out the storm.

Undeterred, Escher converted an old RV to his makeshift recording studio and set about recording a set of new songs written during the first few months of 2020. The songs quickly became the new album Great Journey West. Recorded using a collection of old and borrowed instruments, Great Journey West explores the human spirit, adversity and good old fashioned Americana.

The first single, Kindness is an acoustic guitar and harmonica led folk-song championing kind acts and questioning the way we treat each other. It is one of several honest songs on the record with simple composition but a powerful message. The record features 11 songs including the other singles Little I Can Do, Somehow and If I Could Only Say.

Kindness is out April 17th 2020. The new album, Great Journey West, is out in June 2020 on Samuel Escher Recordings Ltd.