Samantha Fish and Jesse Dayton Release Anticipated Collaboration DEATH WISH BLUES With Track "Rippin' and Runnin'"

Article Contributed by All Eyes Media | Published on Thursday, May 25, 2023

Dynamic blues auteur Samantha Fish and guitarist extraordinaire Jesse Dayton release their anticipated collaboration, Death Wish Blues, on Rounder Records. The latest track is the gritty “Rippin’ and Runnin,’” a bold number full of swagger and bravado, featuring a twangy intro that quickly evolves into thumping riffs alongside gut-punching vocals.  Listen to the hard-hitting “Rippin’ and Runnin’” and to Death Wish Blues HERE.

“Rippin’ and Runnin’" follows the release of earlier tracks “Deathwish,” “Riders,” and “Settle for Less.” The songs highlight the synergy and free-flowing nature of Fish and Dayton’s musical partnership as they expand the limits of the blues and rock genres. Jon Spencer’s production magnifies the sonic power of each track, resulting in an exhilarating collection of blues, soul, punk, funk, and exceptionally bold rock-and-roll.

Press has raved about Death Wish Blues as well. Accolades include:

“… a powerful, spirited, and at times exuberant collaborative effort…" – American Songwriter

“...some of the rawest and most hard-hitting music of their careers.”– No Depression

“…nearly touches the charm of duets like Johnny & June Cash as well as Nancy Sinatra & Lee Hazelwood. Excellent." – Americana Highways

“…the dynamic guitar duo entrusted their artistry to producer Jon Spencer, and the result is full of wicked stories, tongue-in-cheek escapades, greasy grooves and helllacious guitar.”– Vintage Guitar

After their electrifying set at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival in April, Fish and Dayton are gearing up for a round of tour dates to support Death Wish Blues, including a run with the legendary Buddy Guy. A full list of tour dates is below.

Hailing from Kansas City, MO, Samantha Fish is one of the most dynamic blues forces in the world today, headlining festivals and captivating audiences with her guitar prowess and power vocals. An award-winner and road warrior, she performs 200 shows yearly, both domestically and abroad. Death Wish Blues is her 7th album.  Jesse Dayton boasts an exceptional resume as an acclaimed solo recording artist, collaborator with artists such as Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings and Duff McKagan, a touring guitarist for seminal punk band X, and teammate with Rob Zombie on the soundtracks for his iconic horror films.

Samantha Fish & Jesse Dayton North America Tour Dates
June 9 – Flagstaff, AZ – Flagstaff Blues Fest
June 11 – Vienna, VA – Filene Center*
June 13 – Northampton, MA – The Pines Theater*
June 14 – Plymouth, NH – Flying Monkey
June 15 – Kingston, NY – Ulster Performing Arts Center*
June 16 – Beverly, MA – Cabot
June 17 – Syracuse, NY – NY State Blues Festival
June 18 – New York, NY – Central Park Summerstage*
June 20 – Amagansett, NY – Stephen Talkhouse
June 22 – Hartford, CT – Infinity Hall
June 24 – Winter Park, CO – Blues from the Top
June 25 – Augusta, NJ – Rock, Ribs and Ridges Festival
June 27 – Columbus, OH – King of Clubs
July 1 – Sioux City, IA – Saturday in the Park
July 30 – Ft. Wayne, IN – Sweetwater
August 5 – Mammoth Lakes, CA – Bluesapalooza
August 19 – Cleveland, OH – Jacobs Pavilion
 August 27 – Edmonton, AB – Edmonton Blues Fest
September 8 – Las Vegas, NV – Big Blues Bender
November 4 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Big Easy Cruise
*supporting Buddy Guy

Samantha Fish & Jesse Dayton EU Tour Dates
May 22 – Zurich, SWITZERLAND – Kaufleten
May 23 – Prattein, SWITZERLAND – Z7
May 25 – Karlsruhe, GERMANY – Tollhaus
May 26 – Mainz, GERMANY – Frankfurter Hof
May 27 – Schoppingen, GERMANY – Grolsch Blues
May 29 – Maastricht, NETHERLANDS – Blues Festival
May 31 – Paris, FRANCE – Bataclan
October 19 – Sunderland, UK – The Fire Station
October 20 – Glasgow, UK – Barrowlands
October 21 – Manchester, UK – 02 Ritz
October 22 – Bristol, UK – SWX
October 24 – York, UK – Barbican
October 25 – Cambridge, UK – Junction
October 26 – Bournemouth, UK – 02 Academy
October 27– Bexhill, UK – De La Warr Pavilion
October 28 – Birmingham, UK – 02 Institute