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Eric Lindell - The Good Times Mavis Staples - High Note Lee Fields & the Expressions - Never Be Another You Bobby Rush - Snake in the Grass Gillian Welch - Dry Town The Rolling Stones - Hate to See You Go Nikki Lane - Highway Queen Smooth Hound Smith - Sweet Tennessee Honey

Los Lobos - Made to Break Your Heart Son Volt - Back Against the Wall Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings - I’m Still Here JD McPherson - Head Over Heels Blackie & the Rodeo Kings - Land of the Living Jim Lauderdale - This Changes Everything Conor Oberst - A Little Uncanny Cody Jinks - I’m Not the Devil Otis Gibbs - Sputnik Monroe

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SAMANTHA FISH

CD/DVD from Knuckleheads Saloon with the proceeds benefitting The Blue Star Connection. In 2015, Fish released Wild Heart, a more Roots Rock album compared to her usual Blues sound, that still landed #1 on Billboard’s Blues chart. The album was produced by Luther Dickinson, formerly of Gutbucket, The Black Crows and North Mississippi Allstars. With the release of Wild Heart, Blues Blast magazine said Fish is “rapidly maturing into a blues superstar” while noting, “she mixes in a strong dose of Hill Country blues on this go-round, and the end product is head-and-shoulders her best.” Fish’s fourth solo album Chills & Fever is scheduled to be released on March 17, 2017. Produced by Bobby Harlow, Fish is joined on the album by The Detroit Cobras. The first track released is “Crow Jane,” a cover of the Skip James classic blues tune. Fish says of the tune, “It’s such an old song, and I felt like it could be a really killer, ballsy song. I played the cigar box guitar on it.” When describing this new album, Fish adds, “I listened to a lot of soul music, and I dug deep into people like Otis Redding and Ray Charles. I was also influenced by people like North Mississippi's R.L. Burnside and Junior Kimbrough. It’s a less restrained style of music than the sound people might be used to hearing from me, it’s definitely a different facet of my personality.” Fish is currently on tour to promote the album, and will be at the Sweetwater 420 Fest in Atlanta on Friday, April 21.

Samantha Fish’s bluesy guitar playing goes down smoother than a shot of Kentucky bourbon. Simultaneously, her voice and rhythms can wake your soul like only a strong cup of coffee on a Monday morning could. None of this should come as a surprise seeing as her earliest influences include Sheryl Crow, Keith Urban and the incomparable Stevie Ray Vaughn. Fish’s first gigs came playing at Knuckleheads Saloon, the popular Kansas City Blues venue that was constructed in 1887 that has hosted the likes of Edgar and Johnny Winter, Leon Russell, Keb’ Mo’, Ray Price and Billy Joe Shaver. Live Bait, the first and only album released by the Samantha Fish Blues Band, was released in 2009 and caught the attention of Ruf Records, who eventually signed Fish and brought her together with Blues artists Cassie Taylor and Dani Wilde. The three women went on to record the album Girls with Guitars in 2011. Fish also released her first solo album that year, Runaway, with producer Mike Zito for Ruf Records. The trio of Blues artists released a live album the following year, Girls with Guitars Live and Fish followed that up with another solo album in 2013 with Black Wind Howlin’. Fish is nothing short of a workhorse, joining up that same year with the super group of Jimmy Hall, Kate Moss, Reese Wynans, as well as Danielle and Kris Schnebelen as The Healers. The Healers released a live

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JESSICA WALDEN Honky Tonk Hell, TUESDAYS AT 7PM Honky Tonk Hell is home to the pioneers and architects of Americana. Here, you’ll find atomic hillbillies, buckets of blues, and the restless rebels of early rock n’ roll. Hop the mystery train as it rolls out of the Golden Age of old time radio. Host Aaron Irons is a Virginia native; but now calls Macon, Georgia home.

Into The Mystic, WEDNESDAYS AT 7PM Former Allman Brothers Band “Tour Mystic” and world renowned photographer Kirk West sits down to talk about some of his favorite music. We might here all blues, we might hear all country, we might hear obscure jazz. The common thread will be phenomenol stories from the life of one of our favorite photographers.

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Love Child of Rock, THURSDAYS AT 7PM You can’t pick your parents, but you can select your soundtrack. Host Jessica Walden is the co-owner of Rock Candy Tours, a Macon music history tour company that formed from her own family tales and celebrated southern music heritage. Find out just how far the apple can fall when music shakes up the family tree.

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Creative Catalyst, SATURDAYS AT 9AM Hosts Heather Evans and Nadia Osman interview courageous entrepreneurs and business owners in our community. During each episode, Heather and Nadia go behind the scenes to celebrate local start-up stories, spark community growth and empower people to make a living doing what they love in Central Georgia!

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