The 2017 Independent Blues Awards winners were announced and Kansas City’s Samantha Fish won two well-deserved awards this year:
• Best Independent Female Blues Artist – Samantha Fish
• Road Warrior Award – Samantha Fish
According to Making a Scene, the Best Independent Female Blues Artist is awarded to the best of the female artists who tour and record as individuals under their own name.
The Road Warrior Award “goes to the artist whose lifestyle is on the road. This award honors those who spend the countless hours on the road driving from town to town performing. This is to honor those hard working musicians,” according to Making a Scene‘s website.
Ms. Fish is one of Kansas City’s treasured musicians and has clearly earned this recognition as she toured the United States this past year, dazzling thousands of fans (and no doubt making many more) in stops near and far, road houses large and small.
Thank you to Making a Scene for creating this forum for bringing enthusiastic support to the many blues musicians who work hard to make the work.
Congratulations, Ms. Fish, from Blues Insights!