Following her triumphant “Faster” UK tour in October 2022, American guitarist, and singer songwriter Samantha Fish has teamed up with American rock guitarist Jesse Dayton on a nationwide 10-date UK tour to promote their brand-new critically acclaimed album “Death Wish Blues”. The highly anticipated UK tour teams two wild talents together onstage, an uncommon and fiery pairing of two bandleader guitar heroes trading lead vocal and guitar duties.
To celebrate the news, a special concert at the legendary 100 Club in London has been just announced. See the show up close and personal! The 100 Club concert will take place on Monday October 30th, 2023.
Tickets for the 100 Club concert will go on sale at 10am on Friday May 26th here and here. Planet Rock have secured 100 tickets to this very special show which can be purchased at 10am on Friday 26th May via Planet Rock’s website here.
Special guests are the Canadian roots rock band, The Commoners, who recently graced Planet Rock Radio’s airwaves with their popular radio tracks “Fill My Cup”, Find a Better Way”, and “Too Much”.
Samantha and Jesse will perform songs from their new album “Death Wish Blues” including the radio hit single “Deathwish”. In addition, Samantha will perform songs from her 2021 album “Faster”. The album includes the singles “Twisted Ambition”, “All Ice, No Whiskey”, “Better Be Lonely” and “Faster”. Samantha will also perform songs from her extensive back catalogue including the radio smash single “Bulletproof” from her 2019 breakthrough album, “Kill or Be Kind”.
After launching her recording career in 2009, Samantha Fish established herself as a rising star in the contemporary blues world. The charismatic singer-guitarist-songwriter has earned a reputation as a rising guitar hero and powerful live performer, while releasing a series of acclaimed albums that have shown her restless creative spirit consistently pushing her in new, exciting, and often unexpected musical directions.
The New York Times called Fish, “An impressive blues guitarist who sings with sweet power”, and “One of the genre’s most promising young talents”. Her hometown paper, the Kansas City Star wrote: “Samantha Fish has kicked down the door of the patriarchal blues club and displays more imagination and creativity than some blues veterans exhibit over the course of their careers”.
Samantha believes her musical future is an open road. “I’m never going be a traditional blues artist, because that’s not who I am”, she says. “But it’s all the Blues for me. When Muddy Waters and Howlin’ Wolf came out, what they were doing didn’t sound like anything that had been done in Blues before. You’ve got to keep that kind of fire and spirit. I’m never going to do Muddy Waters better than Muddy Waters, so I try to be who I am, and in doing that, I find my best voice”.
Equally steeped in Texas/Louisiana blues, old-school country and punk-rock, guitarist Jesse Dayton has long been a well-kept secret of the music world, a road warrior touring alongside acts as diverse as George Strait, Rob Zombie, Social Distortion, the Supersuckers, and John Doe and a sought after session player and sideman hiding in plain sight as a guitarist for Waylon Jennings, Duff McKagan, Ryan Bingham, Glenn Danzig, and L.A. punk pioneers X and boasting an extraordinary background that includes recording with the likes of Johnny Cash and Waylon Jennings, working with Rob Zombie on the soundtracks for his iconic horror films, and releasing a series of acclaimed solo albums.
Inducted in 2022 into the Austin Music Hall of Fame, Dayton’s life story reads like a “who’s who” of American music. After being discovered at a Beaumont dive bar by Clifford Antone, owner of iconic Austin’s Home of the Blues, Dayton’s trio began packing clubs and theatres across Houston, Dallas, and Austin, Texas. His first solo record — featuring great luminaries like Doug Sahm, Flaco Jimenez, and Johnny Gimble — hit #1 on the Americana charts, and then he was off to the races, touring the world with punk legends Social Distortion, The Supersuckers, and X, and helping with arrangements and guitar on The Supersuckers’ biggest selling record, “Must’ve Been High”.
UK Tour Dates 2023:
Thursday 19th October 2023 – Sunderland, The Fire Station
Friday 20th October 2023 – Glasgow, Barrowlands
Saturday 21st October 2023 – Manchester, Ritz
Sunday 22nd October 2023 – Bristol, SWX
Tuesday 24th October 2023 – York, Barbican
Wednesday 25th October 2023 – Cambridge, Junction
Thursday 26th October 2023 – Bournemouth, O2 Academy
Friday 27th October 2023 – Bexhill, De La Warr Pavilion
Saturday 28th October 2023 – Birmingham, O2 Institute