This is a new series on the Granada blog that features the opening bands. Opening bands can be a pleasant surprise. One day you are watching a band with a couple hundred people and the next thing you know they’re playing the Grammys. MGMT Frightened Rabbit, The Avett Brothers and Matt & Kim have all been opening bands here. So come early! You never know, you could be seeing the next big thing.
Samantha Crain is no stranger to the Granada Theater. She has played here twice before (opening for Avett Brothers, Frontier Ruckus) and she is one of our favorites. When we heard that she would be coming back as the opening act for Josh Ritter, we were all very excited.
The Oklahoma native reminds us of Sarah Jaffe with a touch of Feist. Incredibly talented girl armed with an acoustic guitar and a voice that’ll make the hairs on the back of your neck stick straight up. She is a one-woman musical force of nature.
We like what Rolling Stone had to say about her. “Samantha Crain writes folk music, but she belts out notes like she’s singing R&B. Her rich alto seems to have no bottom, and the sound of it against her bare guitar is enough to raise gooseflesh. Crain inverts folk music and leavens it with other elements, placing square emphasis on her singular pipes.”
So be sure to GET THERE EARLY.
Samantha Crain opens for Josh Ritter Mon 2/28. She hits the stage at approximately 9pm.