Samantha Martin & Delta Sugar
Friday March 29, 2019
Doors 6:00 pm | Music 7:00 pm
This show is for ages 19 and up
Your ticket(s) will be emailed to you immediately after purchase.
(ticket price includes $4.50 service charge)
Does not include GST
The first thing that hits you is the voice. Samantha Martin’s is a force of nature, one of those voices that grabs you by the throat while causing the hairs on the back of your neck to tingle. The likes of her friend Serena Ryder and Janis Joplin come to mind as reference points. – Kerry Doole, Exclaim!
2018 has proven to be the break-out year so long deserved by Samantha Martin and Delta Sugar. In November 2018, it was announced that “Run To Me” has been nominated for 4 Maple Blues Awards at the 2019 edition (Album/Producer of The Year, Songwriter of The Year, Entertainer of The Year, and Female Vocalist of The Year). The group’s latest recording, entitled Run to Me, was released in April 2018 via Gypsy Soul Records. Produced by Darcy Yates, the album is a massive step forward for both Martin and Delta Sugar. Over the course of the project’s ten tracks, everyone written by Martin solo or in tandem with Curtis Chaffey or Suzie Vinnick, the album explores the full range of the vicissitudes of love: desire, betrayal and, at times, emotional and sexual satisfaction.
With over 500 shows under their belt in the last 4 years, Canadian Independent Music Association (CIMA) has recently honored Samantha Martin and Delta Sugar with the certification “Road Gold.” CIMA certifies Canadian artists as “Road Gold” when they have sold over 25 thousand tickets to Canadian fans over a twelve-month period. There are less than fifteen artists who currently have this certification which means Samantha Martin is joining some pretty heady company including the Sheepdogs, Terra Lightfoot, Colin James, Matt Andersen and the Trews. .
Send the Nightingale was a stunning achievement which garnered four Maple Blues nominations in 2016, was regularly featured on the CBC, topped the blues charts on Stingray radio and propelled the group onto the stages of all the major Canadian festivals and clubs coast to coast. Subsequent to the album’s release, Martin has been nominated three years in a row as Female Vocalist of the Year at the Maple Blues Awards. Continuing to build on the group’s steam rolling momentum, in the fall of 2017, Samantha Martin and Delta Sugar were selected by a panel of blues experts to represent Toronto at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis, a platform that has served to launch any number of careers in both Europe and the United States.
“You may not know it yet, but Samantha Martin is a rock star, she will tear your heart out one note at a time.” – Serana Ryder
“Whoa, and hello! Here’s a voice that comes along once in a generation, and only on a blue moon… the all-original material is seamless, never dropping the ball on the right lyric, tone and emotion. This is a group that just gets it, gets it all.” – Bob Mersereau, Top 100 Canadian Singles / CBC Fredericton