Festival preview in Monday Night Blues
Rockland — The Monday night blues series at Time Out Pub, 275 Main St., continues Monday, March 25, from 7 to 10 p.m. with Samantha Fish. Admission is $15. Fish, who won the 2012 Blues Music Award for Best New Artist Debut, will perform at this summer’s North Atlantic Blues Festival in Rockland’s Harbor Park.
The young, dynamic singer/guitarist from Kansas City first discovered the blues and started paying her dues on that city's local scene. With “Runaway,” her solo debut album, she broke out big time, announcing herself as a newcomer to be reckoned with. Fish spent her formative years in the Midwest soaking up a vast array of musical styles including sharp-edged, riff-driven blues, breakneck boogies and smoky, late-night jazz, as well as hints of the sultry 1970s hard rock of Ann and Nancy Wilson and the 4/4 ruggedness of The Rolling Stones. Fish also has demonstrated real range and depth as a songwriter, and her vocals are cool, confident and beguiling.
For more information on the weekly series, visit northatlanticbluesfestival.com and click on the Time Out Blues link. Also on the site is information about this summer’s North Atlantic Blues Festival, July 13 and 14. Fish is part of the Saturday lineup; headliner is the great Mavis Staples. Advance blues festival tickets are $25 for either day or $50 for the full weekend.
Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115 or firstname.lastname@example.org.