The first thing that hits you is the voice. Samantha Martin’s is force of nature, one of those voices that grabs you by the throat while causing the hairs on the back of your neck to tingle. The likes of her friend Serena Ryder and Janis Joplin come to mind as reference points. – Kerry Doole, Exclaim! A rising star in the Canadian blues scene, Samantha Martin’s latest ensemble Delta Sugar have quickly gain attention and praise from soul, gospel and blues fans alike.