Hornby Island Blues Workshop

Samantha Martin - Vocals

Samantha Martin knows the vehicles that allow her astonishing vocals to do what they do. Whether laying down stirring soul, powering up top-end blues or bringing it down with blue-light gospel, Samantha Martin’s roots music styles have built her a serious audience following and made her a demand performer. All this make her an excellent choice for a voice instructor for Hornby Blues Workshop’s 25th Anniversary
No one-trick pony, Martin is also a fluent guitarist playing a variety of acoustic and resonator guitars, which allow her vocals to move through slow ballads or push up to hand-clapping gospel intensity. Her main promotion says it all: “Bubbling up from the cauldron of roots Americana music, Samantha Martin is an artist of extraordinary power, gravitas and deep-seated emotion. On first listen, one is immediately struck by the awesome presence and sheer magnitude of her other worldly voice.”. As a vocalist her roots lie squarely within the wellspring of powerful, strong woman’s voices embodied by such forbears as Marion Williams, Mavis Staples, Etta James and Bonnie Bramlett. But all comparisons aside, Samantha Martin loves music and loves to share what she knows with those students who really want to lean more about how to use their voice in song. It is great to have Samantha back in the Workshop again and voice students well. You are going to have a blast in her classes

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