Photo by Alysse Gafkjen


Samantha Fish

Dec. 12
7:30 p.m.
Americana, Rock, Singer-Songwriter

Samantha Fish cut her teeth on the blues in Kansas City, establishing herself as a fiery, high-caliber electric guitarist and a fervent vocalist with honeyed shades of Janis Joplin. Two weeks ago she signed with the roots-oriented Rounder label, following a move to New Orleans and two impressive but divergent 2017 albums: Chills & Fever, focused on vintage soul and R&B, and Belle of the West, soaked in seminal Mississippi hill country blues. Fish mostly wields acoustic guitar on the latter, featuring North Mississippi fife, fiddle, and formidable local contributions, including Lightnin’ Malcolm on a riveting call-and-response run through R.L. Burnside’s “Poor Black Mattie.” Jonathon Boogie Long opens.