After a couple of delays due to you know what, the good news is that Samantha Fish is finally getting to tour the UK during January and February of 2022 supporting her brand new album Faster (out now on Rounder Records).
Still based in the blues she has diversified her sound yet again (no two albums ever sound the same) adding a more commercial pop edge to her blues and even incorporating an amalgamation with rapper Tech N9ne on the song “Loud“!
As Samantha herself says “ “I’m never going be a traditional blues artist because that’s not who I am, 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.”
On each album, Samantha explores different styles but each one has the sound of the blues on it making her an authentic artist who isn’t scared to take chances and cross genres. A terrific guitarist and singer who delivers where it most matters, live on stage, she never fails to impress in person. To get an idea of how good please check out a review of her last tour when she performed in Glasgow HERE.
Catch her at these venues on these dates…
Sunday 30 January 2022
Queen’s Hall, Edinburgh
Monday 31 January 2022
Wylam Brewery, Newcastle
Tuesday 1 February 2022
O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London
Thursday 3 February 2022
Academy 2, Manchester
Friday 4 February 2022
Rock City, Nottingham
Saturday 5 February 2022
Sunday 6 February 2022
Monday 7 February 2022
KK’s Steel Mill, Wolverhampton
Tuesday 8 February 2022
As the headline states supporting Samantha on the tour are the excellent Willie And The Bandits fronted by singer, guitarist, and multi-instrumentalist Willie Edwards. The band play a mix of blues, rock, Latin and folk music and are also a terrific live act.
Having had the chance to witness them live a couple of times they will definitely get the crowd going in advance of Samantha herself. To get an idea of their live performance please check out a review of their last show in Glasgow before the dreaded “you know what” (also this reviewer’s last gig before lockdown) HERE
These shows should be absolute belters so I advise getting tickets at the first opportunity.
Two terrific live acts who are without doubt in the ascendency. I have no doubt that these artists will be playing much bigger venues in the years to come so this is a chance to be up close and see them properly.
Willie And The Bandits Official Website