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Paste Magazine - You (Understood) Review

6.11.10 On her sophomore full-length release, Oklahoma-based singer/songwriter Samantha Crain takes an 11-song glance over her young shoulder, each track the result of an interaction with a particular person, time and place. Not surprisingly, You (Understood) isn’t exactly cohesive, scurrying from the wistful bounce of “Blueprints” to fuzzed-out guitars on broken-heart anthem “Two-Sidedness,” but Crain […]

  • Posted on June 12

Rolling Stone - Bonnaroo 2010’s Essential Sets

6.7.10 Samantha Crain writes folk music, but she belts out notes like she’s singing R&B. Her rich alto seems to have no bottom, and the sound of it against her bare guitar is enough to raise gooseflesh. Like Frontier Ruckus, with whom she occasionally tours, Crain inverts folk music and leavens it with other elements, […]

  • Posted on June 8

Paste Magazine - Ten June Albums Worth Checking Out

5.31.10 Samantha Crain – You (Understood) [Ramseur Records, June 8] Review (7.3/10) excerpt: “Like a prairie-bred, meat-and-potato-fed Joanna Newsom, Crain’s vocals are quivering and emotive but visceral, shining.” Liz Stinson Link to Article

  • Posted on June 4

Tulsa Project - Album Review: Samantha Crain’s ‘You (Understood)’

5.29.10 Album Review: Samantha Crain’s ‘You (Understood)’ Samantha Crain is one of Oklahoma’s greatest treasures. Hailing from Shawnee, she’s already been on tour opening up for Emmylou Harris. She heads out on tour next week to promote her new album, which is officially released June 8th. Well, Causers, you lucked out. I have in my […]

  • Posted on June 4

Tulsa Today - Samantha Crain CD Release Party Was a Hit

5.29.10 Samantha Crain CD Release Party Was a Hit There was definitely an abundance of entertainment options in Green Country Friday night. Rocklahoma in Pryor, Brooks & Dunn at the BOK Center, Stars Go Dim at the Flytrap Music Hall and the event I have been looking forward to the most, Samantha Crain’s CD release […]

  • Posted on June 4