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SAMANTHA CRAIN - "The Confiscation" (a musical novella) out TODAY, July 22, on Ramseur Records (link to mini-documentary!)

posted Jul 22, 2008, 8:08 AM by Vu Nguyen
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Samantha Crain, The Confiscation, a 5-song “musical novella,” is out today on Ramseur Records (Avett Bros, Everybodyfields).  Crain is an amazing new talent, a 21-year-old Choctaw Indian songwriter from Oklahoma who writes eerily beautiful, literary songs (she’s been compared to “Judy Garland singing Neutral Milk Hotel songs” and “Cat Power meets Neil Young”). Currently signed to booking agency Concerted Efforts, Samantha has completed a national tour this summer and will continue touring into the fall, including a Hotel Café LA date on TUE, August 12 and will be joining the Hotel Café tour in October for additional dates. She is currently’s “Artist of Week” and today’s KCRW’s “Today’s Top Tune.”  

Award winning filmmaker Sterlin Harjo (Tulsa, Oklahoma) has just completed a mini-documentary of Samantha shot in her hometown of Shawnee, OK. Harjo is a member of the Seminole and Creek nations and his films have screened at Sundance and other major film fests – view Samantha’s mini-doc here:

Says Crain of the songs (or “chapters”) of The Confiscation:  “Every second, everybody is being fulfilled or robbed, and when that happens, there is a story. Everybody has a story and they are stories of redemption or they are stories of betrayal.” While each narrative in The Confiscation is of a different voice, they all relate, as do the people involved, through the atonement that is bestowed, or the Judas kiss that plunders all.  

Music and tour dates at:


SA Jul 19 - Oklahoma City, OK @ Galileos 8:00P
SA Jul 26 - Tulsa, OK @ DFEST--Dirty’s Tavern Stage 9:00P
MO Jul 28- Lawrence, KA @ Jackpot Music Hall w/ Bombadil, the Roseline, & the Fairer Sex
TU July 29- Denver, CO @ Dulcineas w/ Bombadil 8:00P
WE July 3o-Salt Lake City, UT @ the Palladium 8:00P
FR Aug 1 - Portland, OR @ Pickathon Roots Music Festival 8:00P
SA Aug 2- Portland, OR @ Pickathon Roots Music Festival 8:00P
WE Aug 6 – Eugene, OR @ Sam Bond’s w/ Bombadil and Paleface 9:00P
TH Aug 7 - Cottage Grove, OR @ Axe and Fiddle Pub and Music Club w/ Paleface and Bombadil
FR Aug 8 – Davis, CA @ Sophia’s 8:00P
TU Aug 12 Los Angeles, CA @ Hotel Cafe - w/ Bombadil 8:00P
TH Aug 14 Santa Monica, CA - Santa Monica Pier - Twilight Series w/ Juana Molina 7:30P
FR Aug 15 - Springfield, MO @ The Outland w/Cornbelt Chorus 8:00P
SU Sep 7 - Chicago, IL @ Old Town School of Folk Music w/ Sam Phillips 8:00P
FR Sep 27- Lawton, OK @ International Festival 8:00P