Sarah King w/ Samantha Grimes
July 23 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Known for her powerhouse voice and “fiery, vulnerable songs,” Sarah King creates thought-provoking, versatile Americana music. Her genuine stories about real-life emotions and situations also draw on classic folk-blues themes, balancing songs about the devil and booze with hard-won moments of reflection and acceptance. Her acclaimed 2021 EP The Hour, produced by Simone Felice and David Baron, earned her recognition as the New England Music Awards Songwriter of the Year and performances at the 2022 Folk Alliance International and Philadelphia Folk festivals, as well as supporting slots for acts including Blues Traveler and The Steel Woods. For her follow-up to The Hour, King is once again taking risks—this time moving beyond the darkness and introspection that informed her debut solo EP to create a sound echoing the vibrancy of her high-spirited live show. Equally at home in intimate, acoustic listening rooms or with her full band in big rock clubs, she delivers moments of light and darkness, angels and devils, badassery and brokenness, taking listeners on an energetic and sometimes emotional journey through stories of American life. Fans of Chris Stapleton, Elle King, Nathaniel Rateliff, and Alabama Shakes will recognize a kindred spirit in Sarah King.
Samantha has been playing stringed instruments since she was old enough to put rubber bands between dresser knobs.
Left-handed and upside down, she has been writing and performing music for the past two decades.
Samantha is a 2022 Josie Music Award nominee for Rising Star, 2X ISSA award nominee for Entertainer of the Year and Songwriter of the Year. She has also won back to back Best of the Valley awards for best musician/band. “Trainwreck” is currently played in over 35 markets worldwide and collective streams are nearing 200k. “Believe” “Kingmaker” and “Modern Severance (Reprise) are also enjoying their time in the sun with thousands of streams. “Black Eyeliner” is the latest release and was recorded at the IPR in Minneapolis, MN USA.