Unique, fearless, soul-full rock opera world folk music.
There is a fierceness, an intensity here woven through the soundscape that is Samson’s Delilah, that pulls you in to the depths of your soul and that resonates long after the last note has been delivered. Utterly captivating, Samson’s Delilah is heavily influenced by Latin guitar, reggae, rock opera and other world music and driven with thought provoking songwriting. The thread of the “guroove” runs deep, and you will not be disappointed by the fusion and spell that they weave.
Seth Macdonald and Shara Gustafson, are well known on the Northern Alberta and B.C. festival scene having made their mark in the funk/rock/reggae/world groove high energy dance band “Mamaguroove”. With Samson’s Delilah, Seth & Shara have ventured into new musical territory.
The dream team band behind and beside them is Dan Barton (every single band in Red Deer, Alberta) on drums, Tim Bennett of Adelaide, Australia ( Aurora Jane & Formidable Vegetable Sound System, Digging Roots) on bass and third part harmony vocals as well as sought after “beast of the fiddle” from Calgary, Scott Duncan on violin.
They have opened for Alex Cuba, Matt Andersen, Sultans of String and Oscar Lopez. They have shared the stage and performed with Rachelle Van Zanten, Linda McRae, Digging Roots, Jack Garton, Pharis Romero, Don Alder, Delhi To Dublin, Adrian Glynn, Maria in the Shower, Lester Quitzau and more.
In their “spare” time, they are the organizers of the annual Robson Valley Music Festival. Shara and Seth are actors & musicians in the Robson Valley Theatre Collective & Wishbone Theatre productions that produces a show every Fall. They are also bio diesel producers and forestry contractors, music makers, and gardeners living in the rural hamlet of Dunster B.C.
The band’s full length album. “Unfinished Humans” was released in June 2016, supported by headlining 11 Music Festivals in BC, Alberta and Saskatchewan this summer including:
All Folked Up, Wild Mountain Music Festival, Artswells, Robson Valley Music Festival, MOM Festival, Kispiox Music Festival, Midsummers Music Festival, Rogue Arts Festival, Sunshine Coast Music Festival, North Country Fair, and Edge Of the World Music Festival and more.
They will be performing at the Cold Snap and Tongue On The Post Winter Music Festivals this coming January ’17 and February ’17 as well as a few smatterings of shows in Alberta, B.C. and Saskatchewan.
Out to radio and press across the country and beyond, Samson’s Delilah are being heard on airwaves from coast to coast and have been receiving rave reviews including:
“…lyrically sweeping and dynamic, intricate world beats and virtuoso musicianship.”
“Samson Delilah’s original music is lyrically sweeping in nature and truly realizes the dynamic, operatic style that their music in aiming for.. Stellar songwriting, intricate world beats and virtuoso musicianship.. Absolutely Stunning! “
Dwight Wolfe CFIS –FM
“Samson’s Delilah brings high energy and social consciousness in one tight package. They are one of the few bands that we have invited back . The audience absolutely loves them. “
Darrell Oike, Edge Of the World Festival
“Samson’s Delilah is an absolute delight to listen to. Beautiful vocals, brilliant instrumentals …”
Angela Sommer, Performances in the Park – Williams Lake, B.C.
“The most impressive thing about Samson’s Dellah could be their unique layering of crafted lyrics, their contemporary twists of the upbeat, or their spot-on harmonizing… but, for me, watching these guys perform is a mesmerizing experience that makes them truly stand out from the rest”
Arwen Macdonald AD Rogue Arts Festival