Guitar Break — Samantha Crain at the Crystal Theatre, Woody Guthrie Folk Festival 16

Woodyfest 2013: Samantha Crain

Samantha Crain

Samantha Crain at the Crystal Theatre

Crit­i­cally (Sidenote: This is the fourth post in our cov­er­age of the six­teenth annual Woody Guthrie Folk Festival. We’ll be alter­nat­ing our report­ing with essays and photo gal­leries from the twenty-​second fes­ti­val in , so check in often for a mix of old and new Woodyfest good­ness.) praised (Sidenote: Crain has received glow­ing reviews in Rolling Stone, SPIN, No Depression, National Public Radio, Public Radio International,The Guardian, New Musical Express, Uncut, and other major media out­lets.) Choctaw singer Samantha Crain appeared on the Crystal Stage at Woodyfest in . It was her fourth time to per­form at the fes­ti­val.

A song­writer known for her broad range and eclec­tic style, (Sidenote: Crain genre-​hops effort­lessly from folksy acoustic singer-​songwriter to avant-​garde and alter­na­tive rock.) Crain is also a music pro­ducer and poet. She won two Native American Music Awards in , one for song­writer and one for best folk album. In her album You Had Me at Goodbye won the Indigenous Music Award for best rock album.

A vet­eran tour­ing musi­cian, Crain has opened for First Aid Kit, Neutral Milk Hotel, Lucy Rose, The Avett Brothers, The Mountain Goats, Brandi Carlile, Langhorne Slim, and oth­ers.

Crain’s most recent Woodyfest appear­ance was on the main stage at the . Her forth­com­ing album, A Small Death, is avail­able for pre-​order.

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International Man of Mystery. Cocktail Nerd. Occasionally designs websites. Sometimes snaps a picture or two.

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