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Update from Europe, New Music and TOUR DATES!

Hello all!

I’m in the UK currently and touring with Adrian Edmondson and the Bad Shepherds…Its been a blast and the guys are a treat to watch every night and so much fun to be around….My favorite part of every night is the fiddle breakdown during their rendition of “Friday Night, Saturday Morning” by the Specials…I’ve seen so many great cities so far on the tour and its only half done! I’ve played in a cave is Liskeard, a church in the oldest city in Britain in Colchester, an old town hall in Birmingham, a refurbished train station in Morecambe….all the venues have been so inspiring!

Don’t forget! You (Understood) is now available in UK and Benelux (Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg)!

We’ve also got some tour dates to announce for the US in Jan and Feb of 2012.(see below!)..we’ll be joining up with some of our great friends for these shows: Chris Bathgate, Old Lights, Nathan Kalish, Ben Weaver, Hezekiah Jones, American Aquarium, and BRONCHO! Don’t worry if you don’t see your city on the list…we’ll be adding a few more as well 🙂 Also, if you are in Oklahoma, make sure to buy your tickets to the show at the Blue Door in OKC on December 2nd for us and Chris Bathgate (and his band outta Michigan!)

The new 7″ that Anne and I did at Tiny Telephones with John Vanderslice producing will be ready for ya’ll on January 10th! We are very excited to get that to you…You can pre-order the 7″ from my store on Black Friday! (November 25!) it comes with an instant download of VERY special original Christmas song that I recorded at Blackwatch Studios in Norman, OK.. How’s that for the Holiday Spirit?! The songs will also be available on iTunes, eMusic,, Ramseur Records & my store on Jan 10!

Once again I just wanna thank everyone for supporting me by coming to shows, buying the albums, and interacting on the public forums on facebook and myspace and such….the music business can be a disheartening and uncomfortable place to exist sometimes but all of you help keep this ball moving…even if its at a slow and crooked pace….Thank you with all my heart….

I leave you,

~Samantha Crain

Upcoming Shows:

Nov 17, 2011 – Manchester, (UK) @ Band on the Wall

Nov 18, 2011 – Leeds, (UK) @ Leeds Varieties

Nov 19, 2011 – Gateshead, (UK) @ The Sage Gateshead

Nov 20, 2011 – Hull, (UK) @ Hull Truck

Nov 22, 2011 – London, (UK) @ The Slaughtered Lamb

Nov 23, 2011 – Brighton, (UK) @ Komedia

Nov 24, 2011 – Farnham, (UK) @ Farnham Maltings

Nov 25, 2011 – Folkestone, (UK) @ Quarterhouse

Nov 26, 2011 – London, (UK) @ Union Chapel

Nov 27, 2011 – Edinburgh, SL (UK) @ Henry’s Cellar Bar

Dec 2, 2011 – Oklahoma City, OK (US) @ The Blue Door

Dec 6, 2011 – Centralia, WA, AL (US) @ Oly Club

Dec 7, 2011 – Troutdale, OR (US) @ McMenamins Edgefield

Dec 8, 2011 – Troutdale, OR (US) @ McMenamins Edgefield

Dec 9, 2011 – Troutdale, OR (US) @ McMenamins Edgefield

Dec 10, 2011 – Forest Grove, OR (US) @ McMenamins Grand Lodge

Jan 25, 2012 – Saint Louis, MO (US) @ Off Broadway w/ Old Lights

Jan 26, 2012 – Chicago, IL (US) @ Beat Kitchen w/ Old Lights & Nathan Kalish and the Wildfire

Jan 29, 2012 – Cleveland, OH (US) @ Beachland Ballroom & Tavern w/ White Pines & Ben Weaver

Jan 31, 2012 – Washington, DC (US) @ The Red Palace w/ Ben Weaver

Feb 1, 2012 – Brooklyn, NY (US) @ Union Hall w/ Ben Weaver

Feb 2, 2012 – New Haven, CT (US) @ Cafe Nine w/ Ben Weaver

Feb 3, 2012 – Cambridge, MA (US) @ the lilypad w/ Ben Weaver

Feb 4, 2012 – Philadelphia, PA (US) @ Kung Fu Necktie w/ Hezekiah Jones & Ben Weaver

Feb 5, 2012 – Frederick, MD (US) @ Cafe NOLA w/ Hezekiah Jones

Feb 7, 2012 – Chapel Hill, NC (US) @ Local 506 w/ American Aquarium

Feb 8, 2012 – Charlotte, NC (US) @ The Evening Muse w/ American Aquarium

Feb 9, 2012 – Boone, NC (US) @ Boone Saloon w/ American Aquarium

Feb 11, 2012 – Raleigh, NC (US) @ The Pour House Music Hall w/ American Aquarium

Feb 15, 2012 – Nashville, TN (US) @ Music City Roots Live From The Loveless Cafe

Feb 17, 2012 – Little Rock, AR (US) @ whitewater tavern w/ BRONCHO

Feb 18, 2012 – Tulsa, OK (US) @ Fassler Hall w/ BRONCHO

  • Posted on November 17