14 Songs, 54 Minutes


Ratings and Reviews

4.2 out of 5

49 Ratings

49 Ratings

Come back to your "roots" again Sam!


Oh, dear Lord no! Sam was actually hooked like a Fish for the worse here, by yet another pop producer's influence alone. The songs on this album just aren't her at her live best like on previous albums. After watching her showcase great new tunes live such as "Blood In The Water" & "Don't Say You Love Me", I'm just befuddled & upset beyond words that they're nowhere to be found right here as they should've been all along, ya know? What's up with that?!?! I would've surely ranked this album much higher had it actually included those 2-3 new songs in particular instead but who knows? Apparently this album just wasn't made for guitar unfortunately.

Different? Yes. Bad Different? No


This release is different than what we've come to expect from our girl Sam but it is in no way bad. It's a normal progression any artist goes through and Samantha pulls it off magnificently. I can't wait to hear these songs live!

what is this?


This is not the record I was hoping for. where is that raw power and grit. Im all for stretching your legs and trying new things but for me this one missed the mark. I still love ya and can’t wait to see you live. good luck next time

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

  • BORN
    January 30, 1989



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