Bio

Samantha’s unique voice has been described as soulful, sultry and powerful. She is also known for her retro style and her high-energy, hip shaking performances, which really captures her audience. Melding the influences of blues, soul and rock ‘n’ roll, she combines these influences into her own brand of blues music.   

Born and raised in the working-class town of, Ypsilanti, in southeast Michigan, Samantha Gray is a singer, songwriter, performer and visual artist who began her creative journey at a very early age. 

Making her way to Nashville, then to Bristol, Tennessee, the Birthplace of Country Music, Samantha discovered that she was born to sing the blues. She sang backing vocals for jump blues band, Jive Deluxe and fronted former bands, The Detroit Specials and The Soul Providers with local guitarist, Jimmie D. 

Samantha released her first album, “Bad Girl Now,” in 2010 and her second album, “Live From Lee Theatre,” in 2018. 

Samantha continues to sing and write blues and classic R&B songs. Currently she fronts, Samantha Gray Band with Billy Crawford on guitar, Robert McClain on bass and John Grayson on drums.  

Samantha resides in the Tri-Cities area of Tennessee and Virginia. You can find her performing at venues and festivals throughout the southeast region, as well as the famous Full Throttle Saloon in Sturgis, South Dakota.