​​​Rock, Roots, & Blues - Live

Samantha Fish - July 30, 2016
The Birchmere - Alexandria, VA
By Steve Hefter


Samantha Fish made another stop at the world famous Birchmere in Virginia at the end of July, bringing her drummer, Go-Go Ray (Drum Counselor), and bass player Christopher Alexander. They made it their home for two hours of great music. Samantha is touring behind of her latest release, Wild Heart. Ms. Fish gets progressively better each time I see her, mastering certain parts of her show and music. Her great, growling electric guitar style and her passionate vocals, as in "Bitch On The Run", combine for a real grab-ya performance. Ray, Christopher, and Samantha can and do rock out (check out "Wild Heart"), and it's always cool when Samantha slings on her Oil can guitar and works the slide on such tunes as "Turn It Up" which she does with her own driving style. She is versatile too - playing a several acoustic numbers, one, particular1 crowd favorite, "Go Home", is a moving song with a haunting vocal melody. Samantha is a must-see act!