Wow ! What an exciting surprise as Samantha Fish came East to tour in support of her Blues Music Award nominated release ‘Runaway’ on Ruf Records. Mixing covers of vintage blues songs and her own fine original songs she displayed outstanding vocal and guitar talent that wowed everyone at both venues.
Those who have been on the Legendary Rhythm & Blues Cruise have seen Samantha with Trampled Under Foot and at various jams on several cruises. Last summer Girls With Guitars tour exposed Samantha, Cassie Taylor and Dani Wilde and their form of blues to a whole new audience. This tour gave us the opportunity to see Ms. Fish in her own light with her own band, allowing us to get a new appreciation of her talent.
Usually the crowd at the Rochester Dinosaur BBQ splits after the first set (it’s on Wednesday starting at 9:30) but not this week. People hung out to the end as Samantha and band kept people dancing, and partying till the wee hours of a school night – that’s unheard of !
The following night they took over Syracuse and did the same – Blues411 friend Marti Goettsch offered to snap a few still which we have featured here from the Syracuse event.
If you get a chance to see Samantha and her band get there, it will be a great night of music and good feelings that will brighten your outlook for the future of the Blues.
Until next time,
Love, Peace & Chicken Grease
photos: Martin Goettsch (cited) & Blues411