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Paste Magazine Review

Samantha Crain & the Midnight Shivers Songs in the Night Ramseur Rating: 78/100 (Commendable) Night Time is the Right time Unaffected Oklahoma singer/songwriter crafts impressive debut LP by Steve LaBate A few months ago, Samantha Crain and the Midnight Shivers stopped by Paste for an in-studio performance to promote her forthcoming full-length debut, Songs in […]

  • Posted on April 27

Rolling Stone Review

3.5 stars out of 5 “I will give in to the dark clouds/I will sing with the fog in my throat,” begins Samantha Crain on her debut LP. The line seems half-true. Her voice is gorgeously odd — all fulsome, shape-shifting vowels that do indeed billow like fog. But while her moody country rock is […]

  • Posted on April 14

Skyscraper Magazine

The first full-length from Samantha Crain & the Midnight Shivers, Songs in the Night (Ramseur), is a poppy interpretation of folk and country-rock which manages to only skirt both genres without ever straying far from an earthy rootsy sensibility. Guitars chime and twang in equal measure, though edges never feel rough on album highlights “Bananafish […]

  • Posted on April 10

Performing Songwriter

For those of you who think Oklahoma hasn’t birthed much musical talent since Woody Guthrie, prepare to be wowed by Choctaw singer-songwriter Samantha Crain. The Shawnee native has an impressive performance schedule lined up this spring, including a national tour with Anti- recording artist William Elliott Whitmore, SXSW and North Carolina’s Shakori Hills Grassroots Festival […]

  • Posted on April 2

New York Times Review

Music Review | Samantha Crain & the Midnight Shivers In Brooklyn, a Voice of Shadows and Fog By JON CARAMANICA Published: March 30, 2009 None of the jokes were landing for Samantha Crain & the Midnight Shivers on Sunday night at Southpaw, in the Park Slope neighborhood of Brooklyn. Between songs, Ms. Crain or one […]

  • Posted on March 30