11 Songs, 46 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

For her second album of 2017, Samantha Fish headed to Mississippi to put together a collection of down-home roots rock. The guitar slinger’s typically rollicking sound is largely replaced with an earthy backwoods bent, like the sweet folk of “Need You More” and the stomping, twangy political polemic “American Dream.” Illinois songwriter Lillie Mae lends a hand filling out tunes—like the shadowy “Don’t Say You Love Me”—with her expressive fiddle, and Fish works out her blues on R.L. Burnside’s “Poor Black Mattie.”

EDITORS’ NOTES

For her second album of 2017, Samantha Fish headed to Mississippi to put together a collection of down-home roots rock. The guitar slinger’s typically rollicking sound is largely replaced with an earthy backwoods bent, like the sweet folk of “Need You More” and the stomping, twangy political polemic “American Dream.” Illinois songwriter Lillie Mae lends a hand filling out tunes—like the shadowy “Don’t Say You Love Me”—with her expressive fiddle, and Fish works out her blues on R.L. Burnside’s “Poor Black Mattie.”

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Ratings and Reviews

5 out of 5

12 Ratings

12 Ratings

OMG Fish is my New Favorite Musical Genius

Courtney and Tonya

If you never went to one of her shows, you missing somewhat of a show. This girl pulls you in with every word that she writes and I know I'm putting this out there but just as good of a guitar player as Gary Clark Jr., if not better. Sickly Super talented shredding every guitar she picks up to play and I have been waiting for this album for way too long. The songs "Need You More" and "Don't Say You Love Me" are gonna be songs that people want to hear for a long time coming. Samantha, as soon as touring through Texas, Courtney and I will be coming out to see ya! Thanks for the great live shows and your music, keep up the good work. Fish Fans For Life, Courtney and Tonya

Super Talent

EltonC3

Samantha Fish continues to amaze with a country blues album of all things. This one shows off more of her vocal chops and she's surrounded by top flight musicians. It's different but in a great way.

Diverse, interesting, exceptional!

Mstori68

As artists go, Samantha Fish defies labels, despite everyone trying to put her in a box. Yes, she can shred on any guitar you put in her hands despite only playing one since the age of 15. Yes, she can sing the blues like she was born in the deep South where she frequently goes to record and recently moved. However, her depth of artistry lies in the fact that she just wants to do what comes to her next, what feels good and natural and right. She is not afraid to grow and change, even when her fans want more of the same from previous releases. To her, if you aren’t trying new things, you are stagnating - and there is no way she is going to do that!

This album is a lady spreading her wings, trying out what feels good, and making beautiful music with others who also do it for the love of playing. Her songwriting has never been better and only continues to evolve. While there is little of Sam’s custom fiery licks on this album, rest assured that any live performances will still be filled with plenty of solos to assuage the guitar lovers in her fanbase.

This is an album that has the ability to break Samantha’s stardom wide open. Look out world, here she comes! She’s a precious gift for you...

About Samantha Fish

A blues musician from Kansas City, Missouri, Samantha Fish impressed industry professionals as a teenager before scoring her first Billboard blues number one in her mid-twenties. Fish grew up in a musical family with a variety of genres, including a steady diet of classic rock radio. Her father played guitar and would sometimes jam with friends at the family house. Young Samantha started out as a drummer but switched to guitar at the age of 15. As a teen, she would sneak into local blues landmark the Knuckleheads Saloon to hear touring musicians, and began sitting in with them from time to time after she became legal at 18.

In 2009, Fish recorded the live album Live Bait as the Samantha Fish Blues Band, and the rock-edged guitar work brought her to the attention of Ruf Records. The label featured her alongside Cassie Taylor and Dani Wilde on the 2011 release Girls with Guitars, which featured covers of the Rolling Stones and the Steve Miller Band as well as original material from the three guitarist/singer/songwriters. Later that same year, Fish released her solo debut, Runaway, also with Ruf Records. It was produced by mentor and frequent collaborator Mike Zito.

She saw her first chart success with her sophomore LP, Black Wind Howlin', also produced by Zito. It hit the Billboard Heatseekers chart and reached the Top Ten of the blues albums chart upon release in 2013. She followed it with Wild at Heart in 2015, which became a blues number one. In 2017, she returned with her fourth studio album, Chills & Fever, recorded in Detroit with members of the Detroit Cobras. ~ Marcy Donelson

  • ORIGIN
    Missouri
  • GENRE
    Blues
  • BORN
    January 30, 1989

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