This young, dynamic Kansas City musician won the 2012 Blues Music Award for Best New Artist Debut (“Runaway”) and has been on the road ever since, playing festivals, clubs and wining legions of fans around the country, around the world and on the seas as a Legendary Rhythm & Blues Cruise performer.

The 24-year-old singer/guitarist first discovered the blues and started paying her dues in KC. Nine of the 10 “Runaway” tracks are originals and they incorporate the sounds Fish grew up with — a vast array of musical styles from sharp-edged, riff-driven blues, breakneck boogies and smoky, late-night jazz to hints of the sultry ‘70s hard rock of Ann and Nancy Wilson and the 4/4 ruggedness of the Rolling Stones. Throughout, Fish demonstrates astonishing range and depth as a songwriter.

Backing her on this eclectic collection of modern electric blues is the same crack team that first convened for the making of the CD “Girls With Guitars.” That collaboration with Cassie Taylor and Dani Wilde had demonstrated that Fish is not intimidated, even when working with more experienced musicians. Jamie Little, one of the United Kingdom's most in-demand drummers, reunited with bassist Taylor to give the record plenty of rhythmic thump. Producer Mike Zito, a St. Louis native and 2010 Blues Music Award winner, added thick, meaty electric guitar on most cuts.

In between making these first two albums, Fish spent a month on the road with Taylor and Wilde, road-testing the material heard on “Runaway.” With a BMA-winning debut album in her back pocket and a lot more miles under her belt, she continues to forge a path that can only lead to bigger things.