This week at Levitt: Samantha Fish

Published 7:00 pm Monday, August 13, 2018

This week’s Levitt AMP Middlesboro concert brings it back to the blues, with rising sensation Samantha Fish.

Fish began her musical journey in 2009 and has since established herself as a name to look out for.

She is a singer/songwriter as well as a guitarist and has garnered critical from many high profile and mainstream publications. To date, she has released five full length studio albums.

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According to her official website, Fish shares an interesting trait with many of the artists who have taken the stage in Middlesboro — she grew up in a musical family and has a deep passion for music her entire life.

Fish grew up learning the drums, then the guitar and by age 20 she had formed her first three-person band and self-released her first album.

As her career has gained more and more momentum, so has her critical acclaim.

Her 2017 album, “Chills and Fever” was dubbed one that year’s best albums by the New York Times, and it reached the top 10 on the bluegrass Billboard Charts.

“I’m never going to be a traditional blues artist, because that’s not who I am. 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,” she stated.

The show will kick off at 6:30 p.m. at the Levitt Lot in downtown Middlesboro with openers Wilson, Goodwin and Gambrel. Fish will follow at 7:30 p.m. The show is on, rain or shine.