JUNO-NOMINATED SAMANTHA MARTIN & DELTA SUGAR UNLEASH POWERFUL AND SOULFUL NEW ALBUM THE RECKLESS ONE
OUT TODAY ON GYPSY SOUL RECORDS
Toronto, ON – November 20, 2020 – Today, JUNO-nominated gospel and soul-based group, Samantha Martin & Delta Sugar, unleash their brand new album, The Reckless One (via Gypsy Soul Records). Featuring 12 new tracks, the album covers a lot of ground – from gospel-infused soul ballads, to funk inflected tracks, and stomping four-on-the-floor dance numbers – all highlighted by Martin’s powerful vocals. Listen to The Reckless One here.
In celebration of the release, Samantha Margin & Delta Sugar will be giving a special performance tonight at Belleville’s Empire Theatre. Limited tickets are available for concertgoers to attend the show live in person, while fans everywhere will be able to catch the performance virtually as well. Purchase tickets here and tune in to the livestream here at 8:00 p.m. EST.
The Reckless One (Produced by Darcy Yates and Renan Yildizdogan) follows the group’s JUNO nomination for their 2018 release, Run To Me, and builds on the strengths and pure talent of Samantha Martin & Delta Sugar. Over the course of the album, the discerning listener will detect a variety of influences ranging from Mavis Staples, Sharon Jones and Otis Redding to Booker T. and the MG’s, and the Memphis Horns. It is without a doubt that every track on this album is filled with powerful vocals and instrumentals listeners will feel in their souls and leave lasting impressions.
“After a series of intense tours and big changes in my personal life that left me feeling ungrounded and emotionally raw, I felt intense pressure to write and record another record before we lost the momentum,” Martin shares. “Those feelings were channelled into my writing, and it is a deeply vulnerable collection of songs for me. When it came time to get back in the studio to record the songs, I really let go of the process and put all my trust in the producers, and the band to help me realize the vision. I felt… reckless.”
About Samantha Martin & Delta Sugar
Samantha Martin & Delta Sugar’s debut release, 2015’s Send the Nightingale, was a stripped-down affair consisting of Martin, her two co-singers, and two guitars. For 2018’s Run to Me, Martin elected to record her emotionally wrought material with an expanded band, augmenting the core of Delta Sugar’s gospel-infused harmonies with a full rhythm section, piano, organ and an ever-so-soulful horn section. The Reckless One continues in the same trajectory, further expanding the palate of sounds with vibes, mellotron, Wurlitzer, Hammond and Farfisa organs plus strings.
Send the Nightingale was a stunning achievement which garnered four Maple Blues nominations in 2016, was regularly featured on the CBC, topped the blues charts on Stingray radio and propelled the group onto the stages of all the major Canadian festivals and clubs coast to coast. Subsequent to the album’s release, Martin was nominated three years in a row as Female Vocalist of the Year at the Maple Blues Awards. Continuing to build on the group’s steam rolling momentum, in 2019 Run To Me garnered another four Maples Blues nominations, a Juno nomination and paved the way for Samantha Martin & Delta Sugar’s assault on European club and concert stages. Starting with a blitzkrieg attack consisting of 42 club dates in six weeks in early 2019, three tours and a year later the group was being booked at a number of major European festivals.