Samantha Martin 'Mississippi Sun' (EP stream)

Samantha Martin 'Mississippi Sun' (EP stream)
Samantha Martin recently swung by Exclaim! TV in advance of her Mississippi Sun EP, and now she's shared the entire collection ahead of its April 15 release on Dollartone Records. It's available to stream now on Exclaim.ca.

The Toronto singer recorded all five songs live off the floor in a single day at Lincoln County Social Club in her hometown. The session features Martin on acoustic and steel guitars, backed by a couple of players on electric guitar and percussion.

The EP also includes backup vocals from Amoy and Ciceal Levy, who reinforce the soulful, rootsy gospel vibe. Opener "Won't You Stay" is a stripped-down R&B waltz, while "One More Day" has a floorboard-stompin' Southern sound, and the title cut is a graceful acoustic number.

Hear it all below, where you'll also find Martin's upcoming Canadian tour dates. After this, she has a full-length album in the works.

Tour dates:

04/17 Toronto, ON - The Cameron House
04/24 Toronto, ON - The Cameron House
05/01 Toronto, ON - The Cameron House
05/16-17 London, ON - Red Hot Weekend with Orchestra London
06/05 Toronto, ON - The Lula Lounge
07/11-13 Winnipeg, MB - Winnipeg Folk Festival
07/15 Cedar, BC - House Concert
07/17 Penticton, BC - The Dream Cafe
08/15-17 Salmon Arm, BC - Salmon Arm Roots and Blues Festival