Press Kit

Samantha Ava is a southern Ontario Rock/ Country Artist. She is most passionate about the writing process behind her music. Through the gift of music, she believes we have the strongest connection to one another in this lifetime. Music has become Samantha’s life and her purest outlet.

Samantha has sung all of her life, but her roots with guitar began at the age of 9.  She was highly influenced by her brothers singing, playing instruments and performing in bands together.  Her love for writing flourished young through writing poetry, and she began to blend it with the unique guitar melodies as she got older.  

The electric lyrical ability Samantha has only compliments her deep, sultry and sometimes gritty vocals. Her creative melodies tie all of her songs together.

She offers a soulful vocal overtop a country genre, infused with influences of blues and rock.

Samantha Ava is a versatile act, who can offer the option of an intimate solo or duo show, or fill a stage with her band.

Currently collaborating with renowned producer Shannon McArthur on Nashville-produced music due to release in 2023.


Career Accomplishments

Drop The Mic 2019, winner.

Next Country Music Star, semi-finalist.

Karaoke Star (CMT), top 10

NSAI’s International Songwriting Competition 2019, semi-finalist.

Performances at various venues and live on radio in Nashville, TN.

Nominated for Best New Artist, Best Country Music Artist, and Female Vocalist Of The Year at NMA’s.

Opened for Aaron Pritchett in 2022.


2023 Shows

Feb 4 Little Dings, Cayuga, ON

March 1 The Horseshoe Tavern, Toronto, ON

June 6 Dakota Tavern, Toronto, ON 

June 21 Supermarket Bar and Variety, Toronto, ON 

July 15 447 Wing, Mount Hope, ON

September 15 Release Party 

September 17 Ride For Dad

September 27 Commodore Grille – Nashville TN

October 3 The Vinyl Lounge – Nashville, TN

October 2 Tennessee Brew Works – Nashville, TN

October 4 Commodore Grill – Nashville, TN

Notable Shows 2022

Taps Brewhouse, Niagara Falls, ON

The Vegan Hippie Chick, Welland, ON

Concession Road Brewing Co., Jarvis, ON

Hagersville Rocks, Hagersville, ON

Moose & Goose, Thorold, ON

Mahtay Cafe, St Catharines, ON 

Taps Brewhouse, Niagara Falls, ON 

Little Dings, Cayuga, ON