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"Samantha amazes with her ability to weave captivating stories in melody and rhyme. She breathes life into characters and situations one remembers long after the song has ended."

--Danny Faragher, singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist (Ringo Starr, Peppermint Trolley Company, Camper Van Beethoven)


"If I Were a Bottle" Takes First Place in American Songwriter magazine's September/October 2018 Issue's Lyrics Contest. Click Here for the Lyrics and Click Here to Read the Q & A with Samantha about penning the tune and songwriting in general.


NEW SHOW!!! Catch Samantha Elin this weekend with The Knobby Knees in their ode to 20th-Century classic songs.  *If you missed us April 20, we're back June 15 for more swing, blues, early country and R&B. 




 




They are the seekers, the dreamers, men and women with hearts full of longing for something or someone. These ordinary but somehow grand characters reside in Samantha Elin's songs, amidst a musical landscape of alternately catchy and somber folk, country, pop, rock, blues, and styles in between.

A California-based songwriter/singer, Samantha's songs are brought to life by some of L.A.'s top session and live players, e.g., John Palmer (Chuck Berry, Wanda Jackson); Bob Gothar (Micky Dolenz, J.D. Souther); Don Heffington (Bob Dylan, Emmylou Harris); Carl Byron (Jim Lauderdale, Anne McCue); and Dan McNamara (Brian Wilson, Roger McGuinn). She sings some songs herself and has turned to some of the best--like Nicole Gordon, Hirth Martinez, and John Cowsill--for others.


CATCH A FUN NIGHT OF MUSIC BY LOCAL SINGER-SONGWRITERS THIS WEDNESDAY, JAN. 9, 7 PM TO 9PM, IN THE HEART OF THE SUPER-CHARMING, PASADENA-ADJACENT TOWN SIERRA MADRE...SAMANTHA ELIN WILL BE JOINED BY LOCAL GUITAR PHENOM BOB GOTHAR ON A FINE SET OF TUNES


AVAILABLE ON ITUNES, AMAZON, CD BABY: LATE BLOOMER, 12 songs that run the gamut from Tin Pan Alley to pop, and BLUE PLATE SPECIAL, a 14-song album of eclectic folk and country. Click here for more information. 

Samantha Elin: Late Bloomer  (Pop, Folk & a Little Rock)

Samantha Elin: Blue Plate Special (A Serving of Country, Folk & Roots)

 

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