Six Must-See Bands at Blues Blast 2014
This Kansas City-based artist is one of the hottest female guitar players and vocalists currently on the blues circuit. Fish became well known in the blues world in 2011 when she was included on the Girls with Guitars CD along with Cassie Taylor and Dani Wilde. The trio also toured Europe and the U.S. together.
Fish later recorded the album Runaway, which mixed her gusty-riff blues along with touches of jazz. She's been on tour almost non-stop the last few years and also performs such covers as Howlin Wolf's "Who's Been Talking?" and Mike Zito's "Go to Hell," which she co-wrote. Plus, as the above video depicts, she can pop off with a mean rendition of Black Sabbath's "War Pigs."
Most of Fish's songs are originals, however, as evidenced by the track list on her her newest album Black Wind Howling, which features bluesman Mike Zito (who also produced the disc), Yonrico Scott on drums, and percussion and Charlie Wooton on bass.
Fish started in the blues biz as a teenager at the Kansas City club Knucklehead's Saloon where she heard such legends as Tab Benoit and Zito. She also counts Stevie Ray Vaughan, Rolling Stones, Tom Petty and Sheryl Crow among her many influences, all of which have helped her to come up with a sound that is strictly hers.
Blues Blast 2014 takes place from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, March 8, at Margaret T. Hance Park. Tickets are $22.
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