Due to the pandemic, Samantha Fish has rescheduled her UK tour to January and February 2022. However, she has also added an extra date that will take place at KK’s Steel Mill in Wolverhampton on Tuesday 8th February.
The genre-bending guitarist, singer, and songwriter’s last album appeared in September 2019, and was the critically-acclaimed Kill Or Be Kind featuring the rock radio singles ‘Bulletproof’ and ‘Watch It Die’. Since then, Samantha’s incendiary live performances have been mesmerizing audiences around the world.
A breakthrough album, Kill Or Be Kind’s edgy roots music platter was recorded at the legendary Royal Studios in Memphis and produced by three-time Grammy winner Scott Billington and mixed by two-time Grammy winner Steve Reynolds. Boasting 11 original songs ranging from the electric cigar box stomp of ‘Bulletproof ’to the sweet Memphis R&B of ‘Trying Not To Fall in Love With You’, the album established Fish as a potent force in roots, Americana and rock and roll.
Fish’s recording career began back in 2009, and she found herself a rising star in the contemporary blues world. Since then, the charismatic singer-guitarist-songwriter has earned a reputation as a rising guitar hero and powerful live performer, while releasing a series of acclaimed albums that have shown her restless creative spirit consistently taking her in new and exciting musical directions.
The New York Times called Fish, “An impressive blues guitarist who sings with sweet power,” and “One of the genre’s most promising young talents.” Her hometown paper, the Kansas City Star wrote: “Samantha Fish has kicked down the door of the patriarchal blues club and displays more imagination and creativity than some blues veterans exhibit over the course of their careers.”
For the lady herself, she declares her musical future is an open road. “I’m never going be a traditional blues artist, because that’s not who I am,” she said. “But it’s all the blues for me. When Muddy Waters and Howlin’ Wolf came out, what they were doing didn’t sound like anything that had been done in blues before. You’ve got to keep that kind of fire and spirit. I’m never going to do Muddy Waters better than Muddy Waters, so I have to be who I am and find my best voice.”
Listen to Samantha Fish, or better yet catch her live on tour, and you’ll find out for yourself why she defies being pigeon hold into musical genres.