Samantha Fish Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

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Samantha Fish Quick Info
Height5 ft 7 in
Weight56 kg
Date of BirthJanuary 30, 1989
Zodiac SignAquarius
Eye ColorLight Brown

Samantha Fish is an American blues singer and guitarist. Samantha started out playing drums as a youngster but switched to guitar as a 15-year-old. She used to regularly visit the Knuckleheads Saloon to attend concerts of touring Blues artists. Once she turned 18, she often used to join singers/bands who were performing at the Saloon. In 2009, she recorded and produced her first album titled Live Bait, with her group The Samantha Fish Blues Band. The album brought her to the attention of talent managers, and she was recommended to Ruf Records. Ruf Records arranged an album with Samantha, Cassie Taylor, and Dani Wilde. Cassie and Dani are also blues artists, and the album was titled Girls with Guitars (2011). The trio toured with the Ruf Records’ Blues Caravan in the U.S. and Europe in 2011.

She continued touring with The Samantha Fish Band, playing in Europe and the United States. In 2011, Fish recorded another album called Runaway, mentored by Mike Zito. It won her the 2012 Blues Music Award for “Best New Artist”. She appeared on Devon Allman’s 2013 album Turquoise, in a duet. In 2013, her 2nd major studio album titled Black Wind Howlin‘ was released. It hit the Billboard Heatseekers chart and made it to the Top Ten of the blues albums chart. In 2013, she also appeared on The Healers Live at Knuckleheads Saloon, with Jimmy Hall, Reese Wynans, Kate Moss, and Danielle and Kris Schnebelen. She has also released various other albums such as Wild Heart (2015) and Chills & Fever (2017).

Born Name

Samantha Diahnn Fish

Nick Name

Samantha

Samantha Fish in an Instagram post as seen in January 2018
Samantha Fish in an Instagram post as seen in January 2018 (Samantha Fish / Instagram)

Sun Sign

Aquarius

Born Place

Kansas City, Missouri, United States

Residence

New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

Nationality

American

Education

Samantha graduated from Shawnee Mission North High School, Kansas.

Occupation

Singer, Songwriter, Guitarist

Family

  • Father – Bill Fish
  • Siblings – Amanda Fish (Older Sister) (Singer, Songwriter)

Manager

Samantha Fish is represented by –

  • Rueben Williams, General Manager, Thunderbird Management
  • Jerry Lima and Alex Buck, Booking Agents, Paradigm Agency
  • Pete Sangha, Booking Agent (Europe), The Main Thing

Genre

Blues, Roots Rock

Instruments

Guitar, Vocals

Labels

  • Ruf Records
  • Rounder Records

Build

Slim

Height

5 ft 7 in or 170 cm

Weight

56 kg or 123.5 lbs

Boyfriend / Spouse

Previously, there were rumors that Samantha was secretly married, but she maintained in an interview that she remains single.

Samantha Fish during a performance in January 2015
Samantha Fish during a performance in January 2015 (Richard Szameit / Wikimedia / CC BY-SA 4.0)

Race / Ethnicity

White

Hair Color

Blonde

Eye Color

Light Brown

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

  • Strong, Sultry voice
Samantha Fish in an Instagram post in May 2019
Samantha Fish in an Instagram post in May 2019 (Samantha Fish / Instagram)

Best Known For

Releasing popular albums like Runaway, Black Wind Howlin’, Wild Heart, and Belle of the West

First Album

As a member of The Samantha Fish Blues Band, she released her first album titled Live Bait in 2009.

As a solo artist, she released her first album titled Runaway in 2011.

Samantha Fish Favorite Things

  • SongsAmerican Girl by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Same Old Blues by
    Freddie King, War Pigs by Black Sabbath, Goin’ Down South by R.L. Burnside, Shake ’em on Down by Mississippi Fred McDowell
  • AlbumsSticky Fingers by The Rolling Stones, I Am Shelby Lynne by Shelby Lynne
  • Musicians/Guitarists – Mike Campbell, Angus Young, Albert King, and Robert Johnson

SourceAXS, Guitar Player

Samantha Fish as seen in December 2013
Samantha Fish as seen in December 2013 (Roberta / Flickr / CC BY-2.0)

Samantha Fish Facts

  1. The Knuckleheads Saloon played a vital role in Samantha’s formative years. She started attending musical shows there but had to be accompanied by her father as she was just 17 then, and minors were not allowed.
  2. She grew up in a musical family where she was influenced by a variety of genres, including classic rock. Her mother used to sing in a church choir and her father used to play the guitar and jam with his friends at their family house.
  3. She used to work at a pizza shop and would deliver pizzas at the Knuckleheads Saloon. That was her way of bartering into a lot of the shows that played there.
  4. She won “Best Independent Female Blues Artist”, “Best Independent Blues Contemporary CD” (for Wild Heart), and “Best Modern Roots Song” (for Go Home, Wild Heart) awards at the 2016 Independent Blues Awards.
  5. She won the “Best Independent Female Blues Artist” award at the 2017 Independent Blues Awards.
  6. Samantha was awarded “Best Blues Album” award for Belle of the West at 2017 Best of the Beat Awards.
  7. She won “Best Female Vocalist”, “Best Blues Performer”, “Best Guitarist”, and “Artist of the Year” awards at 2018 Best of the Beat Awards.
  8. If she were not a musician, she would have worked in the field of psychology or social work.
  9. In 2015, she appeared as “Herself” in a documentary called America’s Blues, that focused not only on the musical impact of Blues, but also its influence on American art, fashion, language, film, and racial equality.
  10. Visit her official website @ samanthafish.com.
  11. Follow her on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, and Instagram.

Featured Image by Samantha Fish / Instagram

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