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Samantha Savage Smith
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Samantha Savage Smith

from Calgary, AB

Samantha Savage Smith first graced the Calgary Folk Music Festival in 2011 with a taste of her slick indie singer-songwriter album, the confessional Tough Cookie, which would eventually lead to national touring and distribution through Arts & Crafts. Her songs carry emotionally nuanced interpersonal drama through conversational lyrics, with brittle electric guitar at the centre of glistening nuggets of dreamy-indie-pop. Smith’s jazz-inflected voice stands alone, wavering enough to sell the contrast between its sweetness and her sometimes-bitter subject matter.

Smith was about to roll into her sophomore release when anxiety struck and she pumped the brakes. The long-awaited Fine Lines (2015) was a linear, almost literally chronological account of Smith’s wrestling with her musical identity. It’s a sparkling indie-rock record with big hooks, sharp guitars and a more diffuse emotional palette. After a long gestation period, the release cycle and endless touring that followed killed the momentum, and Smith took another step back, spending time in Calgary’s Lab Coast. Returning to the stage and touring again has renewed her creative energy and led to the writing and recording of the just-released album Fake Nice; a shimmering collection of multi-hued songs brought to life by Smith and co-producer Chris Dadge. The album is once again centred around Samantha's vocals and unique songwriting approach, but reveals an even more personal and uncompromising vision as a result of her digging further into the production process. Her live band is comprised of the cream of Calgary’s ever-ripe music community (including members of Polydactic, Sunglaciers & Lab Coast). Samantha Savage Smith is the indie queen Calgary needs now more than ever, and the best part is she never left.

Biography by Liam Prost

Concerts

Saturday July 23, 2022

11:55 AM – 12:40 PM · Field Law - Stage 3 Stage 3

Sessions

A collaboration with others

Saturday July 23, 2022

12:55 PM – 2:05 PM · Field Law - Stage 3 Stage 3

Sunday July 24, 2022

11:25 AM – 12:35 PM · National - Stage 4 @ Twilight Stage