West End Cultural Centre: THE WEST END CULTURAL CENTRE WELCOME’S TORONTO’S POWERHOUSE BLUES/SOUL BAND SAMANTHA MARTIN & DELTA SUGAR, February 8

The West End Cultural Centre is pleased to welcome Samantha Martin & Delta Sugar on Saturday, February 8, 2020. This 11-piece blues/soul band hits our stage on the western swing of their 2020 Canadian tour promoting their sophomore album Run To Me.

Released in 2018, Samantha Martin and Delta Sugar's latest recording Run To Me earned the band a Juno nomination as well as 4 Maple Blues Award Nominations. Over the course of the project's ten tracks, the album explores the full range of the vicissitudes of love: desire, betrayal and, at times, emotional and sexual satisfaction. As a collective, the songs reflect remarkable growth on Martin's part as a songwriter. The lyrics are incisive, the melodies are constantly arresting, and the harmonies and arrangements call up the best of the soul and blues sounds. The record is has received massive airplay in North America reaching #2 on Earshot, #1 on Roots Music Report, and #1 on Stingray's Blues channel radio charts. The album has also crossed overseas and managed to sneak into the UK Blues Radio Top40 charts as well as receiving dozens of rave reviews.

As the lead singer, songwriter and focal point of the group, Samantha Martin is a dynamic front woman. She possesses a stunning voice that is capable of summoning up tidal waves of spine-tingling emotion in one instance while delicately bringing out the nuances of a gut wrenching lyric in the next. A torrid force of nature, night after night she takes audiences to emotional peaks while leaving them stunned with her sheer pin-you-against-the-wall power.

While Martin is a powerhouse unto herself, the vocal alchemy of Delta Sugar is not the work of a single talent. In combination with what she likes to term her "co-vocalists," Sherie Marshall and Mwansa Mwansa, the vocal blend Delta Sugar produces is pure, unadulterated gospel-tinged, neuron-tingling magic where the sum is even richer than the already soul-melting parts.

Listen to Samantha Martin & Delta Sugar here - http://samanthamartinmusic.com/video/allnightlong/

Samantha Martin & Delta Sugar

Saturday, February 8, 2020

Ventura Concert Hall, West End Cultural Centre

Doors – 7:15pm, Show – 8:00pm

Tickets - $20.00 / $25.00