Victoria Jazz Society presents SAMANTHA MARTIN & DELTA SUGAR
Wed. November 23rd 8:30 - 11:00 doors at 7:00 (No Minors)
The Canadian jack-of-all-genres/JUNO-nominated band, Samantha Martin & Delta Sugar, has been raking in rave reviews. Though categorized technically as blues music, Samantha Martin & Delta Sugar draw influences from gospel, soul, pop and rock from many musical eras. With the worldwide pandemic causing utter havoc upon many music careers, they used their time off the road to record, mix, and master their latest tour-de-force, the astonishingly powerful, funky and deeply soulful The Reckless One. The follow up to 2018’s JUNO-nominated Run To Me, The Reckless One was nominated for “Blues Album of the Year” at the 2020 JUNO Awards and several Maple Blues Awards. The band was also nominated as “International Artist of The Year” at the UK Blues Awards, and most recently, nominated for another Maple Blues Award for 2021.
This remarkable band recalls the best of the soul and blues sounds of Stax Records and such contemporary artists as Leon Bridges, Sharon Jones, and Lee Fields. A dynamic front woman, Martin (who has been nominated for 13 Maple Blues Awards to date) possesses an exquisite voice that is rich with emotion and brings out the nuances of her gut-wrenching lyrics. In combination with her co-vocalists and a powerhouse band, the blend Delta Sugar produces is pure, unadulterated gospel-tinged, neuron-tingling magic where the sum is even richer than the already soul-melting parts. They last played in Victoria in February 2020 and now return in full force with a special guest – Toronto-based blues multi-instrumentalist and JUNO-winning singer-songwriter Steve Marriner, of multiple JUNO-winning and Maple Blues Award-winning band MonkeyJunk.