Critically-acclaimed indie/folk/Americana artist Samantha Crain of Shawnee is getting some yuletide attention.
Rolling Stone has just posted “Breaking the Ice,” a lighthearted Phil Spector-ish tune that the Oklahoma singer-songwriter penned about a girl getting up the courage to talk to a boy around Christmastime. To hear the song, click here.
The song was initially made available on last year’s “A Blackwatch Christmas,” a free download showcasing Oklahoma musicians. As previously reported, the second volume was recently released; to listen, click here.
In addition, the magazine Cowboys & Indians kicked off their holiday season with Samantha’s cover of John Denver’s “Christmas For Cowboys.” The track is posted below.
Samantha will release her third album, “Kid Face” – the album cover art is posted above – on Feb. 19. It’s her first autobiographical work, and features her powerhouse voice, exceptional songwriting skills, and songs that weave blue-collar feelings of love, loneliness, hopes and dreams, independence and strength, and the call of far-off places. Samantha’s previous works have received high praise from outlets like Rolling Stone, NPR, New York Times, SPIN, and Nylon.
The singer-songwriter will play during the 22nd Annual Tribute to Woody Guthrie at 7 p.m. Sunday at the Blue Door, 2805 N McKinley. For more information, go to www.bluedoorokc.com.