For Samantha Clemons, the road to her debut record “Burn” has taken the long way around. A singer-songwriter blending soul, folk and blues influences, Clemons’ sound is sonorous, ringing out over her percussive-style guitar from the depths of a long life that's been crowded into too few years.
Though she’s settled for now in St. Louis, Samantha never really had the chance to put down any roots. Texas-born and the daughter of two retired veterans, Samantha spent her childhood packing up & shipping out every few years, moving from North Carolina to California to Germany to Kansas, all before she turned twelve.
That nomadic life has served her well, though. In her lyrics, she offers up razor-sharp observations with seemingly no effort and her ability to make common ground out of thin air is a gift hard-earned and liberally shared with her listeners.