Honed On The Road, Samantha Fish's Music Is Bold And Expressive : World Cafe Nothing about the music Samantha Fish makes suggests that she's ever been shy. Hear a live performance in this session.
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Samantha Fish On World Cafe

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Honed On The Road, Samantha Fish's Music Is Bold And Expressive

Honed On The Road, Samantha Fish's Music Is Bold And Expressive

Samantha Fish On World Cafe

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Set List

  • "Bulletproof"
  • "Love Letters"
  • "Kill Or Be Kind"

Nothing about the music Samantha Fish makes suggests that she's ever been shy. Bold and expressive, it shows off her considerable talent – but it took a bit of a push for Fish to get on stage for the first time. The then-17-year-old musician was handed a guitar in front of 200 people at a house party; since then, she's never stopped wanting to play live before a crowd.

These days, Fish can be found touring relentlessly; when not on tour, she loves experimenting in the studio. Her latest studio album, Kill Or Be Kind, was released late last year. In this session, I talk to Samantha Fish about her work ethic, but first, hear a live performance recorded for World Cafe from that new album. Listen for her guitar work, some of which she does on a cigar box guitar, but also for the way her voices changes between the verse and the chorus. Hear the complete session in the player above.

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