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 Jive Deluxe, fronted her former bands, The Detroit Specials and The Soul Providers. 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, SD. Samantha and her band will be heading into the studio to record her third album, which is scheduled for release in the fall of 2020.