Cams picked up the guitar at the age of 21 after seeing a documentary on Bert Jansch. Suzanne Vega almost got him playing, but it was Bert and his contemporaries that pushed him out the door and into Biggars Music in Glasgow for that first guitar purchase.
At that time, Cams was recovering from a climbing accident and playing guitar became the perfect therapy. And now, almost 30 years later, it's as therapeutic as it ever was. That British folk style is a clear influence on Cams's playing, but there are other styles that have found their way into his music, particularly Americana and such artists as Tony Rice, Bryan Sutton, Gillian Welch and Bruce Springsteen.
Since moving to Arran in 2008, Cams has been playing live in different bands and as a solo act, taking lead and rhythm duties in a 3-piece bluegrass band and playing fingerstyle and rhythm guitar in a Scottish dance band. Cams has a love of nice guitars and takes his tone seriously. Cams has his own music Podcast Acoustic Guitar IO where he interviews musicians and luthiers for your enjoyment.
His playing style is personal and musical, serving the songs that he sings without being flashy, and he really enjoys communicating with an audience through his music.