Win Tickets ($50): Samantha Fish @ Aladdin Theater | w/ Eric Johanson, Blues Rock

We are giving away a pair of tickets to Samantha Fish @ Aladdin Theater on September 25. To win, comment below on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed September 19.


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Samantha Fish
w/ Eric Johanson
September 25, 2022
Doors 7PM, Show 8PM | $25 | All Ages
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Aladdin Theater
3017 SE Milwaukie Ave, Portland, OR 97202

Over the course of her career as an award-winning artist, singer/songwriter/guitarist Samantha Fish has brought extraordinary power to her self-expression, capturing her inner world in combustible riffs, visceral rhythms, and spine-tingling vocal work. On her new album Faster, she joins forces with superproducer Martin Kierszenbaum (Lady Gaga, Sting) and imbues even more intensity into her electrifying brand of blues/rock-and-roll. With Fish accompanied by legendary drummer Josh Freese (Guns N’ Roses, Nine Inch Nails, The Replacements) and bassist Diego Navaira of The Last Bandoleros, the result is a singular body of work both irresistibly galvanizing and emotionally raw.

The follow-up to 2019’s Kill or Be Kind (Fish’s Rounder Records debut), Faster came to life at the famed Village Studios in Los Angeles, where she and Kierszenbaum uncovered new possibilities in her captivating sound. “Kansas City played a major part in bringing us together: I was born and raised in KC and Martin has some familial ties. Shortly after being introduced last year, we had a conversation about making an album,” she recalls. “His track record was perfect for what I wanted to do with this album, which was to expand into different genres while retaining the roots I’d built in the blues world.” Revealing her affinity for North Mississippi blues heroes like R.L. Burnside and wildly inventive iconoclasts like Prince, the album ultimately embodies an unbridled energy true to its emotional core. “The whole record has a theme of taking charge and taking the reins, in a relationship or in life in general,” says Fish. “I really thought that after 2020 I’d end up with a really dismal, bleak album, but instead, we came up with something that’s fun and sexy and so empowering.”

For Fish, one of the greatest joys of making music is the powerful exchange of energy at her incendiary live shows. “I fell in love with music from going to shows, and I know how cathartic it can be. It heals your heart,” she says. “Anytime I play live, I just want to want to make people forget about everything else in the world and feel that same joy that I feel on stage.” And in the process of creating Faster, Fish experienced a similar exhilaration—a sustained head rush that’s entirely palpable in every track on the album. “There’s such a transformation that can happen in the studio when you really own that freedom to be creative,” she says. “I feel so charged up in those moments, like I can be whoever I want to be. It’s just me and these incredible musicians trying to make a piece of art that speaks for itself and contributes something new to the world. It’s never hard to feel inspired or empowered when that’s the mission.”




  1. Heather on September 6, 2022 at 11:01 pm

    Just reading the comment that music “heals the heart” was so relavent. Our hearts have been hurt profoundly over the last few years and seeing Fish would certainly help towards that healing.
    Thank you making the world a lighter place.

  2. Karl Michael Jacobson on September 7, 2022 at 3:49 pm

    Yes. Please!!!

  3. Richard Potts on September 8, 2022 at 4:47 pm

    I would love to see Samantha Fish!

  4. Bruce on September 9, 2022 at 5:30 pm

    Great guitarist. I would love to take my brother who lost his wife a few weeks ago ago after 47 years of marriage.

  5. Robert Gronotte on September 11, 2022 at 2:23 pm

    Just gave her a lesson, she sounds great!

  6. Francesca Bryk on September 11, 2022 at 5:00 pm

    I’ve been a fan for a couple years. It would be awesome to see the live show!

  7. David rottenberg on September 12, 2022 at 11:10 am

    Absolutely in for this one

  8. Leigh on September 14, 2022 at 2:50 pm

    I love blues/ rock! She also has great energy and it would be a lot of fun to go 🙂

  9. Mike T on September 15, 2022 at 3:30 pm

    No doubt this show is going to rock!

  10. Christy Johnson on September 17, 2022 at 7:44 pm

    Been a fan for a few years – she’s an incredible musician & human being. I’ve wanted to see her live since I saw a video of her performing in a contest on her cigar box guitar! Plus I’m driving 4 hours to Portland that weekend & could easily stay an extra day!

  11. Charles on September 19, 2022 at 10:24 pm

    Love Samantha’s Rock’n Blues! Let me win to see and hear her!

  12. Diane G. on September 23, 2022 at 12:23 am

    She’s a Phenom! What a treat to get to see her.

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