SAMANTHA FISH

SAMANTHA FISH

Samantha Fish – Belle of the West Tour 2017

Samantha Fish brings her electrifying show to venues across the world in celebration for her new release Belle of the West.

Samantha Fish’s Belle of the West follows on the heels of Fish's March 2017 release Chills & Fever, which achieved top 10 status in the Billboard Blues charts. Here she expanded her stylistic arsenal to take on a set of lesser-known vintage R&B gems, with help from members of garage-soul stalwarts the Detroit Cobras. "Having these two very different records come out back to back this year has been really liberating," says Samantha

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 noted, "Samantha Fish has kicked down the door of the patriarchal blues club" and observed that the young artist "displays more imagination and creativity than some blues veterans exhibit over the course of their careers."

Such memorable new originals as "American Dream," "Blood in the Water," "Need You More" and "Don't Say You Love Me" demonstrate the artist's knack for organic Americana songcraft, while a trio of cover tunes—R.L. Burnside's "Poor Black Mattie," Lillie Mae's "Nearing Home" and the Jimbo Mathus-penned title track—attest to her substantial interpretive skills as well as her varied musical interests.

"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 songwriting 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."

Louie Fontaine and the Starlight Searches will be supporting the date.

Louie Fontaine and the Star Light Searchers

New Orleans has always attracted interesting artists, adventurers, entrepeneurs and musicians, from Lafitte the Pirate to Edgar Degas to Tennessee Williams to Emeril Lagasse. Louis Fontaine is a little bit of all of them, a Danish rock 'n' roll star who lived in New Orleans from 2000-2002 and returned to the city a couple of years ago. Since he's been back he's recorded a new album, The Sun Ain't Black.
Fontaine is a singer, guitarist and bassist who writes songs in a wide range of styles that often tell elaborate, macabre stories. He is a true Gen X-er in that his theatrical stage skills and video savvy seem plucked from the heart of the MTV era. But he's also an effective blues singer who honed his craft hanging out and playing with Louisiana soul/R&B master Rockie Charles. Fontaine toured with Charles in Europe, played on his records and produced his last two albums, Have You Seen My Uncle Steve and I Want First Class. Charles wrote the song "That's Rockin'" on Fontaine's new record.

$25.00 - $35.00

Tickets

$25 Standing Room Only, $30 cash at the gate. 

$30 GA Seating (will sell out in advance)

$35 VIP Seating (will sell out in advance)

Must call for Table RESERVATIONS immediately following the purchase a ticket (973)347-7777

$5 Food & Beverage Minimum collected in cash at door for ages under 21; Voucher redeemable in restaurant. 

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