Samantha Fish Wild Heart on 180g LP
Samantha Fish is sure to raise some eyebrows with her third studio release, Wild Heart, produced by Luther Dickinson (The North Mississippi Allstars, Black Crowes). With Samantha on guitars and Luther on various stringed instruments; they rounded out the lineup with Grammy Award-winner Brady Blade (Emmylou Harris, Bob Dylan) on drums. Special guests include Lightnin Malcolm (guitar), Sharde Thomas (drums) and Memphis session singers Shontelle Norman-Beatty and Risse Norman.
The result is a stunning representation of Hill Country Blues, blues rock all with a gospel tinge. Wild Heart was recorded over just a few days in three different studios, as they trekked the backroads from Louisiana to Mississippi in the fall of 2014. Starting at Brady Blade's Shreveport, Louisiana studio, they laid the basic rhythm tracks and vocals. Luther then carried Samantha to his Zebra Ranch Studios in Hernando, MS where they had a traditional Hill Country Blues session. Then, finally, all roads lead to Memphis where the duo put the final touches at both Willie Mitchell's Royal Studios and the legendary Ardent studios.