SPOTLIGHT on Samantha Savage Smith
Samantha Savage Smith is a Calgary-based singer-songwriter, who released her debut album, “Tough Cookie” in April 2011. Inspired by her love of classic interpreters such as Anita O’Day and Billie Holiday as well as present-day songsmiths like St. Vincent and Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys, “Tough Cookie” is an engaging debut that nods to Samantha's influences while retaining her unique perspective and highlighting her original voice and talents. Shortly after the local release of Tough Cookie, Samantha caught the ear of the Canadian indie giant Arts & Crafts, and the label immediately offered to distribute the album nationally. Samantha is touring extensively, has released two videos (“You Always Come To Mind” and “The Score”), had a top 10 single on CBC Radio 3 with “The Score”, and found her album on many year-end “best-of” lists.