Nothing childish about ‘Kid Face’

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Samantha Crain exhibits  youthful innocence and mature songwriting on her fifth album, “Kid Face,” released Tuesday, Feb. 19 on Ramseur Records. A skilled guitarist like Joni Mitchell with the unfiltered expression of Regina Spektor; Crain’s delightful voice serves as the perfect complement for her heartfelt lyrics.

The 26-year-old from Shawnee, Okla., draws from her Choctaw Indian roots and combines modern sensibility with an authentic pastoral style. She seems to have something to prove with this release – that she can produce compelling songs that encompass a broad range of styles.

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