Samantha Fish documentary to be released

Very Productive Pictures and Carl Van Productions are proud to announce the upcoming release of their documentary, Love Letters: Samantha Fish Live from New Orleans, a half hour deep dive into the career of award-winning blues musician Samantha Fish. The film will air twice on New Orleans’s local PBS station, WYES-TV Channel 12, during both weekends of New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, on April 29th and May 6th at 9:30pm. Following the WYESairings, audiences will be able to watch the film for free on Samantha Fish’s official YouTube channel starting May 7.

Love Letters was filmed over the summer of 2021 as Samantha prepared to release her 7th album, Faster, and embark on her first tour since the pandemic. Featuring intimate performances, insightful interviews, and narration by NPR’s Gwen Thompkins, this program is a “love letter” to the blues, its rich history, and to the power of human connection through live music.

Primarily filmed at Chickie Wah Wah, a local New Orleans music club, Love Letters was spearheaded by producer Carl Van and is a co-production of WYES, Very Productive Pictures, and Carl Van Productions. The film was co-directed by Marian and Jonathan Evans.

 “Love Letters” opening titles and performance

Growing up in Kansas City

“Bulletproof” cigar box performance

“All The Words” performance

6 thoughts on “Samantha Fish documentary to be released

  • Very talented little lady that I’ve been following for a few years and seen her advancing every year and enjoying life in the blues world. I understand that she will be at the Kitchener Bluesfest, Kitchener, Ontario on August 9/23 . Can’t wait to see her perform again as it’s been awhile due to the Covid epidemic.

  • I saw her at the Mexicali Blues venue in Teaneck, New Jersey and the Stanhope House in Stanhope, New Jersey. She is an awesome talent. A quadruple threat. A great guitarist, singer, songwriter, and composer. I look forward to seeing another one of her amazing shows. A real treat!

  • She was supposed to play in my hometown in our bowling alley. It must have been a open touring date. I was all set to go and then the world closed down. Like you said she gets better with each album. I’m hoping to see her in the coming year.

  • Saw her and had an opportunity to chat with her on. Joe Bonamassa boat cruise.
    Her playing skills are awesome. Very humble lady

  • Had only become familiar with her some months ago and then found she was doing a show in a small venue near me in South Carolina. I had high expectations but she exceeded them by 1000%
    Fantastic performer.

  • Some years back, went to NH Blues and Boogie Festival to see/hear Carolyn Wonderland and was wowed by Samantha Fish. Been a huge fan since and many shows later.


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