April 12, 2012
Come see Samantha Farrell at Johnny D's! Samantha Farrell is a sparkling young singer-songwriter based out of Boston who combines raw and emotional melodies with poetic lyrics. The daughter of an Irish American father and African American mother, she was born in Boston, and raised on a farm in rural Massachusetts where music was a constant part of the colorful fabric of her life. Influenced early on by old school soul, jazz and R&B as well as the likes of singer-songwriters such as Van Morrison, Joni Mitchell and James Taylor, Samantha has fused these different genres into a style all of her own. Self taught on nine of the ten instruments she plays, her music is a rootsy and soulful blend of urgent and catchy melodies, expressive, accessible lyrics and powerful acoustic guitar.