Rising Roots Phenom Samantha Fish Unveils ‘Kill Or Be Kind;’ Two-Song Single “Watch It Die” & “Love Letters” Out Today

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May 3, 2019 – Nashville, TN – Genre-bending guitarist, singer, and songwriter Samantha Fish will release Kill Or Be Kind on August 30, 2019. A two-song single from the album featuring “Watch It Die” and “Love Letters” was released today.

“Watch It Die” reveals Fish’s prodigious gifts as a commanding vocalist and her sublime guitar technique, while the smoldering “Love Letters,” is a fiery lament about love gone wrong that slowly builds to a searing bridge and solo.

Listen HERE

Fish’s incendiary live performances have been mesmerizing audiences all over the globe. Now, with Kill Or Be Kind, Fish is poised for a major breakthrough. The edgy roots music album was recorded at Royal Studios in Memphis and produced by three-time Grammy winner Scott Billington and mixed by two-time Grammy winner Steve Reynolds. Boasting 11 original songs ranging from the electric cigar box stomp of “Bulletproof” to the sweet Memphis R&B of “Trying Not To Fall in Love With You,” the album is sure to establish Fish as a potent force in roots music.

The Kansas City-born-and-bred musician flirts with tradition but pushes genre boundaries to create a sound that’s distinctly her own: “She Don’t Live Here Anymore,” co-written by Parker Millsap, features a Memphis soul underpinning with a sustained vibrato guitar sound that edges toward country. “Love Your Lies” persuasively straddles punk, rockabilly, and soul; while “You Got It Bad (Better Than You Ever Had)” is a classic blues rocker, thick with layered guitars and a cigar box solo. She shows off her range with the sweetly wistful “Dream Girl” and the cathartic, blues-saturated “Farewell My Fair Weather.

On May 6, Fish will kick off her tour of the UK and Europe with a live performance and interview on BBC Radio 2’s highly-rated and influential The Blues Show with Cerys Matthews.

In June, she will start a tour of the US that includes stops at the Telluride Blues & Brews Festival, San Francisco’s Fillmore, and the Troubadour in West Hollywood. More dates will be announced in the coming weeks.

Tour Dates:

5/02/19          New Orleans, LA           New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival

5/07/19          Sage 2                             Gateshead

5/08/19          Milton Keynes                The Stables

5/09/19          Edinburgh                      Voodoo Rooms

5/10/19          Glasgow                          Òran Mór

5/11/19          Birmingham                    O2 Academy Birmingham

5/12/19          Bristol                             Thekla

5/13/19          Cambridge                       Cambridge Junction

5/14/19          Manchester                      Band on the Wall

5/16/19          London                           The Garage

5/17/19          Brighton                          The Haunt

5/18/19          Oxford                             O2 Academy

5/19/19          Southampton                   The Brook

5/21/19          Paris                                 Le Flow

5/22/19          Brussels                           AB Club

5/23/19          Amsterdam                      Q Factory

5/24/19          Hamburg                         Fabrik

5/25/19          Dortmund                       Piano

5/26/19          Nurnberg                        Hirsch

5/27/19          Munich                            Strom

5/28/19          Zurich                             Kaufleutenv

5/30/19          Milan                               Legend Club

6/08/19          Flagstaff, AZ                   Flagstaff Blues Festival

6/14/19          Fort Wayne, IN               Sweetwater Pavilion w/Kenny Wayne Shepherd

6/15/19          Northfield, OH               Hard Rock Live  w/ Buddy Guy

6/23/19          Vienna, VA                     Wolf Trap Filene Center

6/28/19          Griffith, IN                     Broad Street Blues and BBQ Festival

7/05/19          Davenport, IA                 Mississippi Valley Blues Festival

7/06/19          Stevens Point, WI            Riverfront Rendezvous

7/09/19          Uxbridge, ON                  Uxbridge Music Hall

7/10/19          Pawling, NY                    Daryl’s House Club

7/11/19          Fall River, MA                 Blockapalooza

7/12/19          Tremblant, Quebec          Tremblant International Blues Festival

7/13/19          Greenfield, MA                Green River Festival

7/27/19          Fort Smith, AR                Peacemaker Music & Arts Festival

8/09/19          Louisville, CO                  Louisville Street Fair

8/10/19          Angel Fire, NM                Festival Eclectica

8/16/19          Warren, PA                       Rally in the Valley

8/17/19          Cockeysville, MD             Hot August Music Festival

8/23/19          Paola, KS                         Paola Roots Festival

8/24/19          Freeland, MI                    Freeland Blues Festival

9/05/19          Urbana, IL                        Ellnora / The Guitar Festival

9/13/19          Telluride, CO                    Telluride Blues & Brews Festival

9/14/19          Telluride, CO                    Telluride Blues & Brews Festival

9/21/19          Louisville, KY                   Bourbon & Beyond

9/24/19*         Portland, OR                    Revolution Hall

9/25/19*         Seattle, WA                      Neptune

9/27/19*         Stateline, NV                   Montbleu Resort

9/29/19*         San Francisco, CA           Fillmore

10/01/19*       Chandler, AZ                   Chandler Center for the Arts

10/03/19*       West Hollywood, CA       Troubadour

10/04/19*       West Hollywood, CA       Troubadour

10/05/19*       Solana Beach, CA             Belly Up


*w/Marc Broussard

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