SamanthaJean003
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SEEKING

Vocalist, Vocalist - Bass, Vocalist - Baritone, Vocalist - Tenor, Vocalist - Soprano, Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Bass Guitar, Drums, Other Percussion, Violin, Keyboard, Piano, Background Singer, Other, Banjo, Mandolin, Fiddle, Dobro, Vocalist - Alto, Trombone, Steel guitar, Upright bass, Ukulele, Electronic Music.

ABOUT

At five years of age Samantha Cunningham told her mother she wanted to play the fiddle and become a bluegrass musician. Fourteen years later Samantha is a champion contest fiddler, having won multiple state championships in her age group, as well as other prestigious contests such as the Tennessee Valley Fiddler's Convention, and also winning the overall championship at the Smoky Mountain Fiddler's Convention at the age of sixteen. Samantha has shared the stage with J.D. Crowe, The McLain Family band, Dean Osborne, and Jesse McReynolds, and has opened for John Conlee and the Gibson Brothers. In addition to being an accomplished fiddler, Samantha sings both lead and harmony vocals, and can pick mandolin as well as 6-string and tenor guitars. Her musical interests include bluegrass, country, Celtic, and western swing - with a special love for the music of Bob Wills. Samantha is a sophomore studying traditional music under the tutelage of Raymond McLain at Morehead State University. She is active in several bands including Southland Drive, her own band - Firegate 33, and is recently back from a China tour with Morehead State's Mountain Music Ambassadors.

Screen name:
SamanthaJean003
Member since:
Feb 23 2016
Active within 2 weeks
Level of commitment:
Touring
Years playing music:
15
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
6-7 nights a week

Influences

Dale Potter, Raymond McLain, Bobby Hicks, Daniel Carwile, Mark O'Conner, Casey Dreason, Jim "Texas Shorty" Chancellor, Tracy Silverman, Allison Kraus,

Instrument experience:

Fiddle:
Expert
Violin:
Expert
Background Singer:
Advanced
Other:
Advanced
Mandolin:
Advanced
Vocalist - Alto:
Advanced
Upright bass:
Advanced
Vocalist:
Advanced
Vocalist - Tenor:
Advanced
Vocalist - Soprano:
Advanced
Acoustic Guitar:
Advanced
Bass Guitar:
Advanced
Rhythm Guitar:
Intermediate
Piano:
Beginner
Steel guitar:
Beginner
Lead Guitar:
Beginner

EQUIPMENT

Electric 5-String Violin, Acoustic 4 String Violin, Electric Mandolin, Acoustic Mandolin, Double Bass, 6 String Guitar, Tenor Guitar