Whether one leans towards the blues, opts for Americana or ignites some special fervor by playing with a garage band, there’s a common bond that suggests a reverence for the roots. Looking back towards an earlier template proves the point that appreciating what came before can be a stepping stone for what comes next. Samantha Fish knows that all too well, and it’s been evidenced in the music she’s made her entire career. The fact is, Fish has never been bound by any expectations whatsoever. In 2012, Samantha won Best Artist Debut at the 2012 Blues Music Awards in Memphis. Her most recent album “Chills & Fever” was recorded in Detroit with the Detroit Cobras. The record has been a mainstay in the Billboard Blues charts since its release in March 2017.