By Eileen Tilson/ @tktalt_tn
Oklahoma’s daughter Samantha Crain has been the girl who builds her fans brick by brick. Touring with the emerging elite songstresses like Rachael Yamagata, Ingrid Michaelson, Meiko, Katie Herzig, and Jessica Lea Mayfield, Crain is bringing her eclectic sound to stages across the country. She joined us for our 5GB series before her show Tuesday at The Red Palace in Washington, D.C.
What was the first gig you ever went to?
I saw a ska band called Five Iron Frenzy when I was 12.
What is the best gig that you ever played/performed at?
Cain’s Ballroom in Tulsa, part of a tour we were opening for the Avett Brothers, last show with the Midnight Shivers.
What is the best gig you have ever been to?
Sufjan Stevens in Denver at the Bluebird Theatre when I was 17 with my dad.
Gig you would most like to play?
I love playing Pickathon in Portland….and I’d love to keep playing there
What would be the lineup for your dream gig?
I would love to play with Dr. Dog at Union Chapel in London
Catch Samantha Crain Tuesday, Saturday, Jan. 31 at the Red Palace Washington, D.C.