Wednesday, September 06, 2017
Royal Botantical Gardens
680 Plains Rd W
Burlington, ON L7T 1J1
Free with paid admission (free admission to RBG Members)
“The first thing that hits you is the voice. Samantha Martin’s is a force of nature, one of those voices that grabs you by the throat while causing the hairs on the back of your neck to tingle. The likes of her friend Serena Ryder and Janis Joplin come to mind as reference points." – Kerry Doole, Exclaim!
Bubbling up from the cauldron of roots Americana music, Samantha Martin is an artist of extraordinary power, gravitas and deep-seated emotion. On first listen, one is immediately struck by the awesome presence and sheer magnitude of her other worldly voice. As a songwriter, she draws on black gospel and southern soul with a hint of roots country and sixties pop while her lyrics suggest an old soul with wisdom beyond her years. In combination with what she likes to term her “co-vocalists” (as opposed to “backup vocalists”), Sherie Marshall and Stacie Tabb, the vocal blend Delta Sugar produces is pure, unadulterated neuron-tingling magic where the sum is even richer than the already soul-melting parts. Add to that, guitarist Mikey McCallum’s Delta-inspired and mystery-inflected guitar lines.
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