New Samantha Fish Song “Crowd Control” a Soulful Change

The Samantha Fish we all know and love uses her guitar as a flame-thrower, burning down every venue she plays with that nasty, nasty blues slide guitar (and that goes double for her cigar box guitar) and her searing vocals. A good example is “Twisted Ambition,” the first single released from her upcoming album Faster, due for release September 10 on Rounder Records.

 

Now Fish has revealed the next song from Faster, titled “Crowd Control,” but this is a live performance of the song, and this one smolders. With her foot off the gas (well, partly), we have a chance to catch her in an introspective, soulful, more intimate mode, and it is brilliant.

 

Her live band includes Ron Johnson on bass, Sarah Tomek on drums, and Matt Wade on keyboards. What is special here is the infusion of producer Martin Kierszenbaum (Sting, Lady Gaga); this song and seven other were written with Kierszenbaum. Fish offered:

“Crowd Control” is a song about growing up. Dealing with failure, vulnerability, and coming to terms with the world and yourself. When I wrote it, it felt like a true rootsy, Americana song. Martin Kierszenbaum added keys and modern synth textures that really brought it back around to this plaintive mood.

Sarah Tomek, Ron Johnson, Samantha Fish & Matt Wade

 

SAMANTHA FISH On Tour

08/27  Fort Wayne IN | Sweetwater Pavilion
08/28  Lincoln City IN | Lincoln State Park Amphitheatre
09/05  Steamboat Springs CO | Steamboat Free Concert Series
09/11  Bluefield WV | Bluefield Blues Festival
09/17-18  Telluride CO | Telluride Blues & Brews Festival
09/21  Salt Lake City UT | Commonwealth
09/23  Bellvue CO | Mishawaka Amphitheatre
09/24  Denver CO | Ogden Theatre
09/26  Tucson AZ | 191 Toole
09/28  Phoenix AZ | Crescent Ballroom
09/29  Solana Beach CA | Belly Up
09/30  Paso Robles CA | Barrelhouse Brewing
10/01  West Hollywood CA | Troubadour
10/02  Bakersfield CA | World Records
10/07  Shreveport LA | Red River Revel
10/14  New Orleans LA | Howlin Wolf
10/19  Knoxville TN | Bijou Theatre
10/20  Chattanooga TN | Walker Theatre
10/21  Cincinnati OH | Riverfront Live
10/22. Warren OH | Robins Theatre
10/23  Lorain OH | Lorain Palace
10/24  Kent OH | The Kent Stage
10/26  Warrendale PA | Jergel’s
10/28  Fall River MA | Narrows Center For The Arts
10/29  Amagansett NY | Stephen Talkhouse
10/30  Brooklyn NY | Brooklyn Bowl
10/31  Hartford CT | Infinity Hall

 

 

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