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  • Audio CD (23 Sept. 2013)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: RUF
  • ASIN: B00EB1EE10
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 28,812 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Take cover: there's a storm coming. With its lyrical thunderbolts, lightning-flash fretwork and ground-shaking grooves, 'Black Wind Howlin' ' is a record to blow your roof off – and Samantha Fish has stood at the eye of the hurricane. "It has a rebellious streak," says the bandleader of her game-changing new album, "and a prevalent theme is, 'I'm not gonna take your sh*t anymore…'" Released in September 2013 through Ruf Records, Black Wind Howlin' flips a finger at the cliché of the 'difficult second album', firing off 12 classic tracks that chart Samantha's evolution as songwriter, gunslinger and lyricist. "Since completing Runaway back in 2011," she reflects of her solo debut, "I've been on tour pretty much non-stop. I've spent a lot of time writing, playing and listening to music. I feel like the themes and sound of my music have matured. To me, it's about the human experience from my perspective, as well as people I've come into contact with over the last few years." While lesser artists work to a template or settle into a pigeonhole, Samantha shifts her shape across the Black Wind Howlin' tracklisting. She can be brutally rocking on cuts like the tour bus snapshot of Miles To Go ("Twelve hours to Reno/ten hours til the next show"), the swaggering Sucker Born ("Vegas left me weary, LA bled me dry/skating on fumes as I crossed the Nevada line…") and the venomous Go To Hell ("Oh, this ain't my first rodeo/You hit yourself a dead end/Your voodoo eyes, ain't gonna cast a spell/So you can go to hell!"). "I've become tougher," she notes of these head-banging moments, "and I think that was reflected in the sound we went for." And yet, elsewhere, backed by the versatile production of Royal Southern Brotherhood guitarist and longtime collaborator Mike Zito, you'll find Samantha shifting gears to the aching slide-guitar balladry of Over You ("Echoing words, said I'd never make it on my own…") and the redemptive country strum Last September ("Don't remember the curves of my face/Can't feel the warmth in my embrace/Well I'm here to remind you…"). She might stop off for a gritty cover of Howlin' Wolf's Who's Been Talkin', and co-wrote Go To Hell with Zito, but all other tracks are Samantha's self-penned originals, and it's a mix to keep listeners on their toes. "I wanted this record to have a modern rocking sound," she explains of the light-footed vibe. "I also wanted it to have elements of Americana, country and roots." The sessions proved just as rewarding as the writing. As a seasoned road warrior who will spend much of 2013 burning tarmac, recording at Dockside Studios in Maurice, Louisiana was a rare chance for Samantha to put down roots, flanked by a first-call band that included Royal Southern Brotherhood rhythm section Yonrico Scott (drums) and Charlie Wooton (bass), back-up guitar and vocals from Zito, plus guest appearances from Johnny Sansone (harmonica), Bo Thomas (fiddle on Last September) and Paul Thorn (vocals on Go To Hell). "I had a dream team of musicians and special guests," she recalls. "And Dockside Studios quickly became one of my favourite places on earth." But it was another venue, some years earlier, that set Samantha on her musical path. The songwriter recalls her first musical taste as the classic rock of The Rolling Stones and Tom Petty, alongside contemporary artists like Sheryl Crow and The Black Crowes, but after several underage clandestine visits to the Knuckleheads Saloon blues club in her native Kansas City, she followed the thread from modern masters like Zito and Tab Benoit, through fallen '80s heroes like Stevie Ray Vaughan, right back to the pre-war Delta masters. "I fell in love with it," she told Premier Guitar of her growing passion for the form, "and started doing my homework by listening to the old guys like Son House and Skip James." Soon enough, appreciation for the blues had spilled over into application, and by the age of 18, Samantha had settled on a searing lead guitar style that expressed her own voice rather than mimicking the clichéd blues licks note-for-note. Home practice didn't scratch the itch, and she broke into a dues-paying period on the Kansas City jam circuit: an apprenticeship at the sharp end that tightened her musical chops, polished her stagecraft and gave her the grit to overcome occasional scepticism about her age, hair tone and gender. "I always hated the idea of the gimmick," she told Premier Guitar. "People come out just because you are a girl, but then you have so much more to prove once you get them in the door." But Samantha got them in – and kept them in – and after an early live recording from Knuckleheads found its way into the hands of label supremo Thomas Ruf, the young bandleader's trajectory was changed from dreamer to signed artist. Fish's first appointment for the label was to join Cassie Taylor and Dani Wilde on the 2011 Girls With Guitars album: a whip-cracking three-female release that the trio doused with added rocket fuel on Ruf's famous Blues Caravan tour of Europe and the US that year. "I don't get that whole competitive thing, especially when I play with the girls," insisted Samantha. "When you start trying to get over the top of somebody, you lose what makes it great. That's when you lose the musical aspect of it." With her name buzzing on the blues scene and the iron hot, Samantha struck again that same year with Runaway, her solo debut on Ruf. With ten hot tracks – of which nine were originals – and production once again from Zito, this was a debut album that announced the depth of this newcomer's talent, mixing up gutsy riff-blues rockers like Down In The Swamp with the mellow small-hours jazz of Feelin' Alright, while marinating her songwriting in the groove of the Rolling Stones and even tipping a hat to Heart. "It's all the sounds I grew up with," she explained, "with my own spin." Hitting a receptive international rock press, Runaway was hailed as a thrilling opening gambit, earning a string of rave reviews and accolades, of which the Billboard Music Award (BMA) for 'Best New Artist Debut' in 2012 was perhaps the most auspicious. "I'm truly humbled by the recognition," Samantha admitted. "I can barely wait to make record #2…" So here it is. Harder, darker, bolder and better than even its revered predecessor, this is the sound of an artist on the brink of the big-time with both hands on the wheel. "I really got to do exactly what I wanted to do on Black Wind Howlin'," says Samantha, "and I'm incredibly proud of it…"

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"Hugely entertaining and viscerally thrilling" --Sunday Express

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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful By S. Bowden on 26 Sept. 2013
Format: Audio CD
I was at a Royal Southern Brotherhood gig last night (Under the Bridge, London, 25/9/13). We hadn't even been alerted to the likelihood of a 'support' act, and when a diminutive (and very attractive) blonde ambled on stage just by herself with her guitar, it took a while for everyone in the audience to become transfixed. A very SHORT while, actually, about 30 seconds at most. She is an amazing talent, and to cut a long story short, I went home after an excellent gig (RSB were superb, by the way, and Samantha joined them on stage for the encores) proudly clutching a signed copy of her new album. Listening to it this afternoon for the first time, I'm extremely impressed.

24 hours ago I hadn't heard of this lass from Kansas City, now I am a committed fan. If like me you enjoy a bit of good ole' dirty southern blues-rock, you can't go wrong if you buy this album. Five stars for guts, raunchy sounds, and good-time rock 'n roll. Zito has captured her character and incredibly powerful guitar playing beautifully with his studio production of this collection of marvellous songs.

This is the real McCoy. The girl has b*lls, big time.

On first listen: 'Kick Around', 'Go to Hell' and the title track initially stand out for me. But no doubt with the many listens this album will get I will discover more delights.

BUY IT!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By The Quibbler on 13 Dec. 2014
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Not for the first time this year, I've made a fantastic music discovery via one of Amazon's recommendations; I knew I would be making a purchase as soon as I had finished listening to a couple of track samples. This album epitomizes catchy, tub thumping, dirty, `Deep South' guitar heavy southern blues. Sam Fish has an excellent, powerful rangy voice which easily switches between rock to soulful blues to a more mainstream ballad sound depending on the song. Cracking riffs abound. It is so difficult to pick out a favourite track for there is genuinely not a weak offering here. `Miles to Go' is particularly good, so is `Go to Hell' and `Lay it Down', is just superb in my view. I must also mention the nearly seven minute long title track `Black Wind Howlin', a rhythmic slow tempo grungy blues track with a couple of great guitar solos, which will have you running to your nearest air guitar shop for those of you who don't play the real thing. In terms of content and style, this album reminds me of elements of The Black Keys, ZZ Top, Joanne Shaw Taylor, Duffy, Alannah Myles and Sheryl Crow. If you like any of those artists, I'm pretty sure this album will appeal. It's certainly one of the best blues/rock albums that I've ever had the pleasure to listen to.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By john coats on 17 Nov. 2013
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Wow, what a talent . Variety, style, panache. This album is a fantastic showcase for the artist, from gritty ballad,to smooth country, raw blues to raunchy rock this album has it all. I recommend this album to all who like their music with a blues/rock style all of their own. Buy it!
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Simon Nixon on 18 Sept. 2013
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Samantha Fish was labelled with the 'girls with guitars label' this album proves she is so much more than this. All tracks are excellent and move through the various sub-genres of blues. I think this is a clever album it starts with a good track 'Miles to go' which pulls you into both the music and the vocals and then takes you on a journey. Tracks that I think need a mention are 'over you' a soulful piece of blues, 'let's have some fun' a raunchy vocal mixed with some excellent guitar work, the title track 'black wind howling' which is a slightly slower rock blues combination with an excellent of song and music followed by a final much lighter piece of work titled 'last September' where you are brought back through a blues country combination. A very good listen highly recommended.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mitch on 18 April 2015
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Samantha's second album release. Runaway was good for a debut and i feared this may not be as good somehow. I have been dissapointed before by "difficult" second albums but this is every bit as good if not better than the first one. This album is a good blues rock mixture. I won't go into detail as life is too short, but i will say this. If you like the more up to date take on the blues rock genre, then you will love this. I had it on repeat in the car for a week or more and didn't get tired of it. It's a loud guitar riff laden album. I love that myself. Catchy tunes with an old school vibe. Samantha is a hard working musician. Almost constantly touring America, Europe, Australia and New Zeland. I've seen her twice myself live and will be seeing her again as often as possible. Check her out on YouTube! That's where i discovered her. She can really lay it down.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Steve on 22 Dec. 2013
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If you liked the first album, you're going to love this. Listen out for the guitar solo in the title track. Buy it. Enjoy it.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By J. R. Wilde on 9 Dec. 2013
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Sam Fish has a nice playing technique and a good voice which makes this a pretty good CD to put on every now and then - as a first album, this shows distinct promise for the future and for Sam as a songwriter. Sam Fish plays gutsy blues, gentle to near thrash rock and a nice slide guitar, all of which bodes well and I look forward to her next offering.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Stuart on 29 Sept. 2013
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like many young rock and blues female performers they deserve more recognition from the industry and this is no exception. It is a great CD and I can not wait to see her on tour.
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