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Samantha Fish wields a Telecaster like Luke Skywalker with a light saber and sings with sweet ferocity. The Kansas City native soaked up the blues at KC’s Knuckleheads Saloon where she took in the touring acts that performed there. She’s a road warrior and has been gigging steadily for the past seven years, notably as part of Ruf Records’ Blues Caravan–Girls with Guitars series, then with her own band. Her 2011 album Runaway, created under the guidance of her mentor, Mike Zito, was awarded a Blues Music Award in 2012 for Best New Artist Debut. Her latest album, Wild Heart, displays a deepening maturity in both songwriting and chops. Members of Zito’s band, Royal Southern Brotherhood added their talents to the record and RSB’s Charlie Wooten remarked, “She’s not just another pretty face.” No, indeed. She’s a young torchbearer for the blues and can prove it.