PLYMOUTH — Rising blues star Samantha Fish brings her high energy live show to The Flying Monkey stage on Sunday, Dec. 10, at 6:30 p.m. Louie Fontaine & The Starlight Searchers open the evening. Tickets for this show start at $25.
Whether one leans toward the blues, Americana, or music by a garage band, there’s a common bond suggesting a reverence for roots music. Looking back to an earlier template—no matter the genre—proves the point that appreciating what came before can be a stepping-stone for what comes next.
Samantha Fish knows that all too well, and it’s been evidenced in the music she has made during her entire career. While she is well known as a purveyor of blues, having been lauded by such legends as Buddy Guy, the Royal Southern Brotherhood, and Luther Dickinson, her real love is simply raw, scrappy rock and roll. “I grew up on it,” she insists. “Working with Luther on an album further instilled that spirit in me. It made me realize just how much that basic, unfettered sound means to me, and how well it ties into soul music, R&B, country and so many other forms of music that are essential even today.”
Having already made it clear that she's more interested in following her heart than she is in repeating past triumphs, Samantha Fish delivers some of her most compelling music to date with Belle of the West, her fifth studio album. The deeply soulful, personally charged 11-song set showcases Fish's sublime acoustic guitar skills as well as her roots, emotionally resonant song writing.
"To me, this is a natural progression," Fish notes. "It's a storytelling record by a girl who grew up in the Midwest. It's very personal. I really focused on the song writing and vocals, the melodies and emotion, and on bringing another dimension to what I do. I wasn't interested in shredding on guitar, although we ended up with a few heavier tracks. I love Mississippi Blues; there's something very soulful and very real about that style of music, so this was a chance to immerse myself in that."
Tickets to see Samantha Fish are $25, and $30 for premier seating. For more information on upcoming shows or to purchase tickets call the box office at 603-536-2551 or go online at www.flyingmonkeyNH.com.