Samantha Fish at New Orleans Jazz Festival.

Often referred to as Kansas City’s queen of Rock & Roll, Samantha Fish has become a distinguished name amongst the blues and rock genre, as well as being highly regarded amongst cigar box guitar enthusiasts for her use of a four string CBG during her live shows.

Photo by Scott Vincent 2006

I made it to her show last night at Republic NOLA for the 6th annual Nolafunk series during the Jazz Festival, where she was opening for the blues legend Tab Benoit.

Her turbulent set was made up with a mix of older material in between songs from her newest album. It was towards the end of the set when her white SG was swapped for a four string cigar box guitar, which seemed to have an instant electrifying effect on the audience.

There were soon more cameras and phones than people, all taking pictures of Samantha with the wonderful cigar box guitar playing her cover of ‘Crow Jane’ sung by Skip James and later, Derek Trucks.

I’ll be catching Samantha Fish later this week for an interview!

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