Saffron Summerfield is a highly respected,International SINGER/COMPOSER/ SOUND ARTIST & POET.
FOLKROOTS Magazine ‘…excellent singer – excellent lyricist… words like cool and classy spring to mind...’
THE SCOTSMAN ‘…stunningly brilliant performer’ review of Saffron’s show ‘LOVE SONGS ‘ EDINBURGH FRINGE .
Saffron’s career started in 1970s London Folk Scene. Gigging alongside artists like Sandy Denny, Al Stewart and Long John Baldry.
She has recorded nine albums on her own Mother Earth Music label, written songs for two channel 4 films,BBC R4 ‘Start the Week’ and numerous BBC and indie radio shows including a live recording on John Peel’s show with rock band FREE! All Saffron’s recordings have been distributed worldwide with high sales in Japan and USA. Many of her songs have been recorded by other singers and bands. One of the few women acoustic bottle-neck blues guitarists (check out Dungeness video) Saffron learnt from black blues musicians when visiting Mississippi in 1977. She has PERFORMED ALL OVER THE UK Europe,USA,New Zealand and Hong Kong . Played at most major UK Folk festivals including Cambridge,Ely, Sidmouth, Edinburgh and Marymass. She has toured with Joan Armatrading, Fairport Convention (saffron was in TRADER HORNE – a spin-off from Fairport) .
“TODAY MY WORK INCLUDES RECORDING NATURAL SOUNDS and BIRDSOONG – Running Music and Words workshops for all sections of the community – see workshops page – and creating SOUNDSCAPES around voices and local history see SOUNDSCAPE page.I have been artist in residence on two Nature Reserves and currently Community Musician in residence in Lowestoft for Creative Arts East”.