Samantha Martin and Delta Sugar’s debut release, ‘Send the Nightingale’, was a stripped down affair consisting of Martin, her two co-singers, and guitarist Mikey McCallum. ‘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 has been nominated five years in a row as Female Vocalist of the Year at the Maple Blues Awards.
Martin is the lead singer, songwriter and focal point of the group. A dynamic front woman, she possesses a stunning voice that is capable of summoning up tidal waves of spine-tingling emotion in one instance while delicately bringing out the nuances of a gut wrenching lyric in the next. A torrid force of nature, night after night she takes audiences to emotional peaks while leaving them stunned with her sheer pin-you-against-the-wall power.