When she was still in her teens, singer-guitarist Samantha Fish started hanging out at the Kansas City blues club Knuckleheads. While there, she satisfied many of the prominent blues acts when they came to town.
“Seeing individuals at Knuckleheads inspired me,” she says through the phone from her Kansas City residence.” [Blues singer-guitarist] Popa Chubby was the very first show I ever saw. I was blown away. He’s a rock celebrity and even earns a living touring. It’s not such a shot in the dark. For me, I awakened and even understood it’s something you have to benefit from. It’s possible. When I informed my parents as well as everyone that I wanted to become an artist, it frightened the heck out of them. They always stated I ought to visit a college. Growing up, you always believe it’s difficult.”.
Yet the “difficult” would certainly soon become feasible. Fish, who at first played drums, made the switch to the guitar as well as never looked back after establishing herself as a powerful blues player.
“This desire to sing and also play and even be a front person was there even though I was a shy kid,” she describes. “I would certainly have never in a million years chosen this for me, despite the fact that there was a part of me that consistently desired that. I started on drums due to the fact that I believed drums were truly great, but I actually got in touch with the guitar and also singing. It aided me to come out of my covering when I was younger. Playing music aided me to bridge that void and also end up being a little bit more outward-bound. It let me become me.”.
With her brand-new cd, Wild Heart, she stresses origins rock over the blues for which she’s understood. It’s a great effort gained from a partnership with songwriter Jim McCormick and also producer Luther Dickinson of North Mississippi All-Stars popularity. Dickinson also played the numerous stringed tools (guitar, bass, mandolin, lap steel) on it, videotaping the album at Royal Studios as well as Ardent Studios in Memphis, Tennessee, at Zebra Ranch in Coldwater, Mississippi, and at Blade Studios in Shreveport, Louisiana. (via: clevescene.com)
Samantha Fish on guitar and vocals; Scot Sutherland on bass guitar and Go-Go Ray on drums.
Filmed at Callahan’s Music Hall.