Samantha Fish Sounds Like: The intersection of coffee-shop folk and juke-joint blues, performed in a sophisticated jazz club For Fans of: Rhiannon Giddens, Muddy Magnolias, Amy Winehouse Why You Should Pay Attention: Raised in Kansas City by a father who played guitar and a mother who sang in the church choir, Samantha Fish was steeped in roots music […]
No one can accuse Samantha Fish of letting the grass grow around her feet. 2017 has been a busy year for the singer and guitarist – she’s released two wildly different albums while maintaining a relentless touring schedule. Fish’s knack for churning out high-octane electric blues with a healthy dose of slide guitar made her […]
Samantha Fish Belle of the West (Ruf) Rating: 4 out of 5 stars Most artists would be satisfied to take a year, or more, after recording a career best album before dropping another. But Kansas City-bred singer/songwriter/guitarist Samantha Fish is clearly a restless soul. She follows March 2017’s Chills & Fever rocking soul set, arguably her finest […]
Somewhere on a two-lane blacktop between Detroit and Indianapolis, Samantha Fish is cruising along with her band, thoroughly in her element as she looks ahead to her next gig. “On the road, always!” she says over the crackle of her cell phone. “But yeah, that’s why we do this: Music is the universal language that […]
Our critics Jon Pareles and Jon Caramanica share their picks for the best pop albums of the year. 22. SAMANTHA FISH “Chills & Fever” (Ruf) URL: http://nyti.ms/2BT0ike
The Devon Allman Project with special guests Duane Betts, Berry Oakley Jr, Alex Orbison, G Love, Brooklyn Allman, Robert Randolph, Bobby Whitlock, Coco Carmel, Samantha Fish, Luther & Cody Dickinson, Jimmy Hall, & Peter Levin to perform on what would have been Gregg Allman’s 70th birthday! Friday, December 8, 2017 Doors 8:00 p.m. // Show 9:00 […]
Released on Ruf Records on November 3rd, Belle of the West is Samantha Fish’s second full-length release within eight months, and her sixth since debuting in 2009. That impressive output is testament to Fish’s tenacity and bafflingly robust work ethic. As Fish herself puts it: “Music is my life, so what other choice do I […]
Wow! As great as singer-guitarist Samantha Fish was when I caught her 70-minute set at Doheny Blues Fest just three months ago, her headlining show at The Slidebar Rock-N-Roll Kitchen in Fullerton I caught last night (Aug. 9, 2017) was even more amazing. I wasn’t there to cover the show, and didn’t take any notes, […]
Samantha Fish grew up in a household filled with music. Initially getting her start playing the drums, it wasn’t long before Fish moved on to the guitar, learning some chords from her dad and never putting it down. During her recent tour stop in Chicago, we were able to catch up with Samantha to check […]
On the first evening of her two-night stay at Crossroads KC, Samantha Fish gave an enthusiastic hometown crowd of 500 or so a heady Friday night dose of her latest sound: old-school soul dipped and deep-fried in horn-fed garage rock and the blues. Formerly the leader of a guitar/bass/drum trio that dabbled in and experimented […]
New Orleans has long been a magnet for musicians and other artists working in many disciplines. Samantha Fish, a singer, songwriter and guitarist who’s released five albums via Germany’s blues-centric Ruf Records, is among the city’s newest residents. A native of Kansas City, Missouri, Fish moved to New Orleans in May. She’d already made important […]
“In case you hadn’t noticed, we’re a bigger band now,” Samantha Fishdeadpanned from the stage in between songs. For years, Fish made a name for herself churning out no-nonsense blues and rock with a tightly honed trio. Her new album Chills and Fever introduced a larger ensemble and a more polished soul sound. Last Friday’s show at the […]
Samantha Fish discusses her use of cigar box guitars as part of an ongoing Winston Churchill Fellowship by George Parfitt, exploring how cigar box guitars could benefit the youth of our societies.
Samantha Fish is an impressive blues guitarist who sings with sweet power. For the past several years, she’s been slowly riffing her way through the blues-revival circuit and has released three strong albums — including one produced by Luther Dickinson — that marked her as one of the genre’s most promising young talents. Now, she’s […]
Championing roots music is like walking a tightrope: wear the influences too obviously, and you risk coming across as a generic facsimile aping an outmoded genre, yet if you manage to wrangle the components and imbue a new piquantness to the stew, you bring a reinvigorated retro vibe to the form. What divides the two […]
When rock artists are looking to get their mojos workin’, they head to Memphis or Mississippi for a blues infusion. So what does a blues artist do when it’s time to rock ‘n’ roll? If you’re Samantha Fish, of Girls With Guitars (Fish, Cassie Taylor, Dani Wilde) fame and, increasingly, solo acclaim, you don’t even […]
Feast Your Eyes On This! We are excited to announce that on Thursday, March 2nd The Huffington Post will be premiering the CHILLS & FEVER video. It was fun working with Kansas City’s Outpost Worldwide on this creative and chilling video. Samantha Fish and her friends had a blast and we all get to share […]
Guitar World Premiere’s “CROW JANE” from Samantha Fish’s new breakthrough release from CHILLS & FEVER. Check it out here!
“Chock full of swampy guitars, New Orleans-style horns and fronted by Fish’s powerful, blues-tinged vocals, I can’t think of a better representation of this story of regret.” Guitar World Read More!