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Another chance to hear an interview with songwriter Sam Baker who chats to James Hodder about his career. In 1986, at age 32, Baker was travelling in Peru when, as he says, "I got in the middle of somebody else's war". A terrorist bomb (the Sendero Luminoso or "Shining Path" Maoist group) blew up the train he and some friends were riding on. Several passengers died, including a German boy and his parents, who were sitting next to Baker. Sam suffered several lasting injuries, most notably to his left hand. Fortunately he has enough dexterity to grip a pick - after re-learning to play guitar left-handed (fretting with the less-injured right hand) - so that he can sing and play some of most vivid, compelling, truly original songs of any artist working today. Sam will be touring the UK in October including two performances at The Slaughtered Lamb on 23rd and 24th October.