No one can accuse Samantha Fish of letting the grass grow around her feet. 2017 has been a busy year for the singer and guitarist – she’s released two wildly different albums while maintaining a relentless touring schedule. Fish’s knack […]
Although she has Midwest roots, Samantha Fish sounds like she crawled up a muddy Delta bank, spat out of a Mississippi catfish. To further add to the confusement, for her latest outing, Belle Of The West, Fish looks like a […]
Belle of the West is just an explosion of talent. While it’s primarily a blues album, there’s such a profusion of joy in the moment that I’m left walking away with that more so than anything conveyed by the songs […]
Once again, I’m happy to present my friend Mark J. Smith’s electric reporting, including photos, of course, from one of the oldest (56 years and counting) and most prestigious roots festivals, the Philadelphia Folk Festival. As most readers of this column […]
Samantha Fish stalked the stage at the Birchmere like a woman with an inner vision, one that alternated between driving her to rock and roll madness on one hand, and to soulful blues balladeer on the other. Throughout the evening […]
Andy Poxon and his band set the bar high, as the first act of a double bill at The Birchmere. In a packed hour and fifteen minute set, Poxon displayed an uncanny knack for channeling blues and early rock ‘n’ […]
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