Venue: Lyric Theatre, Blacksburg
Organizations: Samantha Fish
Date: Friday, November 18, 2016
Time: 8:00 - 11:00 PM
Event Types: Music
Gold - $25.00
Silver - $20.00
Bronze - $15.00
A $5.00 student discount available with ID at time of purchase.
Lyric Theatre presents Samantha Fish in concert on Friday, November 18, 2016.
Growing up in Kansas City in a musical family, Samantha’s first instrument was the drums before she switched to guitar. As she listened to her musical heroes, Fish began to explore their own influences by going back in time. “I saw Ronnie Baker Brooks, Tab Benoit and Mike Zito (in Kansas City). That was when I knew something was happening (musically) because I almost had to leave their shows early to go home and play my guitar.’ as told in a 2011 interview with online magazine Deep Roots. Over the years, she’s cultivated her own sound by blending her influences ranging from Tom Petty, Sheryl Crow, R.L. Burnside and Stevie Ray Vaughan as well as her musical peers.
“I fell in love with it,” she told Premier Guitar of her growing passion for the form, “and started doing my homework by listening to the old guys like Son House and Skip James.”
Only into her mid-20s she already released two CDs, played all over the world and shared the stage with well-established to the legendary artists from Tab Benoit to Johnny Lang to Buddy Guy. Label mate and sometimes touring buddy, Mike Zito has long championed Samantha, for he produced her critically acclaimed albums, Runaway and Black Wind Howlin' (2013). Samantha’s had a master’s class in a wide variety of the blues. Her work ethic is unquestioned and her love for performance is obvious.
To purchase tickets online when they become available for public sale, visit: http://www.thelyric.com/live/.
Doors open at 7:00 pm.
For more information, visit: http://www.thelyric.com/ or https://www.facebook.com/lyric.blacksburg or call 540-951-4771.