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Interview in Cincy Groove

5.20.10 Interview by Scott Preston While you read the interview, feel free to listen to “Lions” from Samantha’s yet to be released album, You (Understood). You (Understood), (to be released June 8) is a more mature, experimental album for Crain, who’s 23 now, and is her “attempt to preserve my contact with some human beings, […]

  • Posted on May 29

Arkansas Times - The To-Do List

5.20.10 TUESDAY 5/25 SAMANTHA CRAIN 9:30 p.m., White Water Tavern. Donations. Oklahoma songcrafter Samantha Crain has garnered a fair bit of attention lately from Rolling Stone, Paste Magazine, New York Times and heavy-hitting songwriting circles for her billowy, dust-bowl take on literary song. A bit Cat Power, a bit Erskine Caldwell, her music is dusted […]

  • Posted on May 29

Report: Nelsonville Music Festival on Blurt Online

5.21.10 Report: Nelsonville Music Festival I made it for the last two of the three days and also saw, besides the aforementioned, Billy Joe Shaver, Todd Snider with Great American Taxi, Samantha Crain, Michael Hurley, Swell Season, Woody Pines (pictured, above), Lydia Loveless and – worth a special shout-out – an odd singer-songwriter named JD […]

  • Posted on May 27

The Pitch - Kansas City

5.20.10 Samantha Crain By Elke Mermis Samantha Crain, with Zeb Dewar and the Fed. Sunday, May 23, at the Eighth Street Taproom. Rising from the dust of her native Oklahoma, Samantha Crain’s smoky soprano infuses her dreamy songs with a freak-folk quaver. This translates to floor-thumping, bluegrass-inspired romps in a live setting (as when Crain […]

  • Posted on May 27

Brooklyn Vegan

5.13.10 Female-fronted folk-punk Heartless Bastards and the two-man Peter Wolf Crier are going on tour this summer. That’ll include a pair of NYC shows: one at Music Hall of Williamsburg on July 14th (tickets on sale Friday at noon) and one at Bowery Ballroom on July 15th (tickets on sale Thursday at noon). Before then, […]

  • Posted on May 27