(SOLD OUT) Amanda Fish LIVE at Nash Street Tavern
TIME & LOCATION
ABOUT THE EVENT
In her adolescence, Amanda Fish retreated to her own room to practice her singing while her younger sister, Samantha Fish, did likewise to play her guitar. Their original inspiration came from their parents; their mother was the instructor in the local church choir, and their father played his guitar with friends. Initially hearing recordings of Bonnie Raitt and Stevie Ray Vaughan, they later heard music from Tom Petty and the Rolling Stones. The sisters were both drawn towards blues music in their teenage years. However, Amanda did not commence writing or performing until 2012. She first performed solo in a singer-songwriter vein, before forming her own band in 2014. The following year she released her debut album, Down in the Dirt, on VizzTone Records, for which she was honored with the Sean Costello Rising Star Award from Blues Blast magazine. On Down in the Dirt, her band consisted of Amanda Fish (vocals, guitar), Sean McDonnell (vocals, guitar), Cole Dillingham (vocals, guitar, bass) and Kristopher Schenbelen (drums). The latter previously played as part of Trampled Under Foot. Fish wrote all the material, although four of the songs were co-written with McDonnell.
Fish and her band reached the semi finals of the 2017 International Blues Challenge. The same year, Fish was featured on the Homegrown Buzz Showcase on KRBZ radio station. Fish toured with her band, before returning to the recording studio to produce her sophomore album, Free, which was released in her own name in September 2018. The album included contributions from her fellow Vizztone label mates, Tyler Morris and Bob Margolin. Free debuted at number 6 in the Billboard Blues Albums Chart. "The Ballad of Lonesome Cowboy Bill" was the first single released from Free.
In 2018, Fish appeared at the Briggs Farm Blues Festival.
- Sold OutRAD Insiders - Amanda Fish$39$390$0