“It was strange (and ambitious) announcing a tour because we were all locked down fighting this virus. We’re still fighting! We’ve had to amend some dates along with a couple of new shows for our January and February 2022 UK tour, in some amazing venues. I can’t wait to get out there and play for you all.”– Samantha Fish
Samantha Fish embarks on her biggest UK tour to date from January 30 – February 8, 2022. The tour will take in nine concerts including London’s iconic venue Shepherd’s Bush Empire on February 3. Special guest at all shows are Wille & The Bandits. See the tour dates in the flyer below.
Samantha will perform songs from her latest album “Faster” that was just released by Rounder Records on September 10, 2021. The album includes the singles “Twisted Ambition”, “Better Be Lonely,” and “Faster.” Samantha will also perform songs from her rich catalogue including songs from her 2019 album “Kill Or Be Kind.”
The new album “Faster” is the follow-up to 2019’s acclaimed “Kill or Be Kind,” and marks Fish’s first collaboration with producer Martin Kierszenbaum (Lady Gaga, Sting), who co-wrote eight of the album’s 12 new songs and helped the genre-defying guitarist, singer, and songwriter to refine her sound and strike out into bold new sonic territory.
After launching her recording career in 2009, Samantha quickly established herself as a rising star in the contemporary blues world. Since then, the charismatic singer-guitarist-songwriter has earned a reputation as a rising guitar hero and powerful live performer, while releasing a series of acclaimed albums that have shown her restless creative spirit consistently taking her in new and exciting musical directions.
The New York Times called Fish, “An impressive blues guitarist who sings with sweet power,” and “One of the genre’s most promising young talents.” Her hometown paper, the Kansas City Star wrote: “Samantha Fish has kicked down the door of the patriarchal blues club and displays more imagination and creativity than some blues veterans exhibit over the course of their careers.”
As far as Samantha is concerned, her musical future is an open road. “I’m never going be a traditional blues artist, because that’s not who I am,” says Samantha. “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.”