Based in Shawnee, Oklahoma, and of Choctaw heritage Samantha has been building a following in the US and beyond over the last couple of years, including Swedish folk duo First Aid Kit who took her out on tour last year and have been long-time supporters of her music.
Although initially inspired by the sounds of her father’s record collection, including Bob Dylan and Neil Young, an adolescent Crain took even greater solace in the music of her home state, from the Americana of Woody Guthrie to the sonic experiments of the Flaming Lips.
“For us, she is a role model and an inspiration. She is an amazing songwriter and a powerful live artist, full of energy and a great sense of humour. And what a voice!”
Klara and Johanna Söderberg (First Aid Kit)
Full Time Hobby have released Samantha’s third album “Kid Face” (out now on CDx2, LP & digital download) and plan to re-issue her back catalogue with bonus tracks later in 2014.