Guitarist Samantha Fish: Why I love live music

Samantha Fish

Lake Tahoe concertgoers had the great opportunity to catch Samantha Fish on Thursday at the Crystal Bay Casino. A singer, guitarist and songwriter, Fish is on a rapid pace. She released two albums last year, “Belle of the West” and “Chills and Fever.” Locally, she played at the High Sierra Music Festival in 2016 and the Crystal Bay Casino is 2017.  She returned tonight with blues-rock guitar virtuoso Alastair Greene as a special guest.

Tahoe Onstage started in 2013 with a mission of supporting live music. Occasionally, we pose this question to artists:

Why is live music important?

Samantha Fish: For me, as a kid, there was nothing more inspiring than taking in a live performance. I couldn’t connect as well on the recorded material. There’s just something about being a part of a show. You are taking in the atmosphere with the crowd and the people and you are kind of having this experience together. I’m not really a spiritual person, but if I were that’s as close to it as I could get. There’s never going to be an app for it. As digital as our industry has become, I don’t think there’s any way that they could take that feeling and that moment and sell it as if it were. So people should support live music because it’s a true art form.

Related story: Photos and review of Samantha Fish’s concert at Lake Tahoe on Aug. 30, 2018.

About Tim Parsons

Tim Parsons is the editor of Tahoe Onstage who first moved to Lake Tahoe in 1992. Before starting Tahoe Onstage in 2013, he worked for 29 years at newspapers, including the Tahoe Daily Tribune, Eureka Times-Standard and Contra Costa Times. He was the recipient of the 2011 Keeping the Blues Alive award for Journalism.

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