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!
1. He Did It 2. Chills & Fever 3. Hello Stranger 4. It’s Your Voodoo Working 5. Hurts All Gone 6. You Can’t Go 7. Either Way I Lose 8. Never Gonna Cry 9. Nearer To You 10. You’ll Never Change 11. Crow Jane
When she was just a teenager, 27-year-old Kansas City guitarist Samantha Fish started hanging out at a local blues club. While she was there, she met a lot of the big-name blues acts that were passing through town. “Seeing people at [the club] inspired me,” she told clevescene.com. “Popa Chubby was the first show I ever saw. I was blown […]
Greeley Tribune: Greeley Blues Jam to feature veteran Walter Trout, energetic act Samantha Fish, others
If you ever wondered about the authenticity of the Greeley Blues Jam, all you have to do is check out this year’s headliner. Walter Trout’s not only played in the bands of John Lee Hooker and Joe Tex, he suffered from cirrhosis of the liver in 2013, almost died and eventually got a transplant thanks […]
Samantha Fish is a bona fide guitar hero who has the ax to prove it. The Missouri blues-rocker has her very own custom guitar named in her honor. The SF1 (short for Samantha Fish 1) signature model by Delaney Guitars boasts humbucker pickups and a body made of swamp ash. A sound hole in the […]
Kansas City guitar-slinger Samantha Fish had the crowd at Williamsburg’s Hall at MP in the palm of her hand as she roared through a set of high octane blues and no-nonsense three chord rock. From the opening chords of “Wild Heart,” the audience knew they were in for a night of stellar musicianship. Fish and […]
When she was still in her teens, singer-guitarist Samantha Fish started hanging out at the Kansas City blues club Knuckleheads. While there, she met many of the big-name blues acts when they came to town. “Seeing people at Knuckleheads inspired me,” she says via phone from her Kansas City home. “[Blues singer-guitarist] Popa Chubby was […]
I loved her last album and gave it a glowing review. That record and two of her songs from it, made it into my end of year “Best Of” in my blues column in a magazine I used to contribute to. So, Ms. Fish had a lot to live up to, in my eyes, with her […]
Q: WHICH GUITAR HERO NEEDS TO MAKE MORE MUSIC IN 2017 AND WHY? Samantha Fish — Guest Picker A: Jack White, because he’s always bringing an innovative sound to the table and I’ve been a fan for years. Another would be Tab Benoit, because he’s one of my favorite blues guitarists. Killer tone and a […]