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Edinburgh Blues Club Tickets In Edinburgh, United Kingdom
About Edinburgh Blues Club
Genres:
Blues
Hometown:
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

In late 2013 it became apparent there was popular support for the idea of a regular blues club in Edinburgh. The key driver was concern that Edinburgh and the surrounding...
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Samantha Fish
Monday, November 27th, 2017
7:00 PM
Stramash
Cowgate, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
14 RSVPs
Whether one leans towards the blues, opts for Americana or ignites some special fervour by playing with a garage band, there’s a common bond that suggests a reverence for the roots. Looking back towards an earlier template -- no matter what the genre -- proves the point that appreciating what came before can be a stepping stone for what comes next. Samantha Fish knows that all too well, and it’s been evidenced in the music she’s made her entire career. While she’s well known as a purveyor of blues, having been lauded by such legends as Buddy Guy, the Royal Southern Brotherhood and Luther Dickinson, her real love is simply raw, scrappy rock and roll. “I grew up on it,” she insists. “Working with Luther on my last album further instilled that spirit in me. It made me realize just how much that basic, unfettered sound means to me, and how well it ties into soul music, R&B, country and so many other forms of music that are essential even today. ”It’s little wonder that when it came time to record her new album, Chills & Fever (released March 17,2017), Fish set her sights on Detroit, the home of soul, Motown, legendary R&B as well as the much edgier rock-n- roll of Iggy Pop, Jack White, and The White Stripes. It was there that she joined forces with members of the Detroit Cobras, a band whose insurgent ethic has made them darlings of the Midwestpunk/blues scene. The two entities -- which included Joe Mazzola on guitar, Steve Nawara on bass, Kenny Tudrick on drums with Bob Mervak on keys, and the New Orleans horn section featuring Mark Levron and Travis Blotsky on trumpet and saxophone -- bonded over a common love of classic soul and rollicking rhythms, so much so that the results testify to a seemingly timeless template. Covering songs from the ‘60s and ‘70s -- indelible melodies from the pens of legends like Jackie DeShannon, Jerry Ragavoy, Bert Berns and Allen Toussaint -- along with producer Bobby Harlow (King Tuff, The Gap Dream, White Fang) a member of the Detroit band The Go, which also featured Jack White prior to his stint with the White Stripes. With that as her starting point, Fish and the band then created an album that’s best described as a pure slab of rocking rhythm n’ blues. “I listened to a lot of soul music, and I dug deep into people like Otis Redding and Ray Charles,” Fish recalls. “I was also influenced by people like North Mississippi Allstars, R.L. Burnside and Junior Kimbrough. It’s a less restrained style of music than the sound people may be used to hearing from me, it’s definitely a different facet of my personality.”
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About Edinburgh Blues Club
Genres:
Blues
Hometown:
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

In late 2013 it became apparent there was popular support for the idea of a regular blues club in Edinburgh. The key driver was concern that Edinburgh and the surrounding...
Read More
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Fan Live Reviews
user32816279
Edinburgh, United Kingdom@
The Voodoo Rooms
February 17th 2017
Entertaining, well organised & enjoyable. Great set by Ina Forsman. Highly recommended.
Alex
Edinburgh, United Kingdom@
The Voodoo Rooms
September 28th 2015
Brilliant, that says it all