The Biography of "Cali-Soul" Singer:
After gaining attention and accolades in the press from her infectious live show, Samantha Stollenwerck is poised for breakthrough success. ‘Cali-soul’ is the term she uses to describe her sound; a unique blend of soulful pop rock that has landed her on bills with the likes of Dave Matthews Band and Ziggy Marley. Samantha fuses the elements of catchy songwriting and country undertones with a fresh west coast vibe of rock and roll, to create a style all her own.
Samantha, a California native formed her first band, Shady Lady, in college 1999 in Berkeley, California. She quickly gained attention in San Francisco with the support of KFOG radio and key slots at venues such as the Fillmore and Shoreline Amphitheater.
Samantha has toured extensively over the past 6 years and has graced the stages at festivals such as Bonnaroo, South by Southwest and Austin City Limits Music Festival. When touring, Samantha usually rocks with a full band yet loves to play intimate solo sets to connect with her fans.
The California girl is looking forward to touring in support of her new EP, ‘Summerlove’, which is currently being played on XM Radio, Starbucks Café. “Samantha is the next voice of California” says the San Francisco Chronicle, and with the raspy, soulful sounds of ‘cali-soul’ that voice is ready to be heard…”