“When I learned to drive, I'd drive so fast, and probably quite recklessly, to Appetite For Destruction”: Samantha Fish talks soloing strategies and blues heroes ahead of Slash’s S.E.R.P.E.N.T. Festival

Samantha Fish, pictured with her white Gibson SG
(Image credit: Future / Phil Barker)

Samantha Fish’s take on contemporary blues guitar is multi-faceted, with elements of bluegrass and country thrown into the mix. 

Having grown up with Appetite For Destruction on repeat in her car stereo, the invitation to perform in Slash’s S.E.R.P.E.N.T. festival is a dream come true…

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Amit Sharma

Amit has been writing for titles like Total GuitarMusicRadar and Guitar World for over a decade and counts Richie Kotzen, Guthrie Govan and Jeff Beck among his primary influences as a guitar player. He's worked for magazines like Kerrang!Metal HammerClassic RockProgRecord CollectorPlanet RockRhythm and Bass Player, as well as newspapers like Metro and The Independent, interviewing everyone from Ozzy Osbourne and Lemmy to Slash and Jimmy Page, and once even traded solos with a member of Slayer on a track released internationally. As a session guitarist, he's played alongside members of Judas Priest and Uriah Heep in London ensemble Metalworks, as well as handled lead guitars for legends like Glen Matlock (Sex Pistols, The Faces) and Stu Hamm (Steve Vai, Joe Satriani, G3).