Born and raised in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, Samantha Schultz is 24 years old and graduated in June of 2009 from the Victoria School of Performing and Visual Arts. She began singing at the age of 3 and has been playing the guitar since she was 11. Samantha writes her own lyrics and music, and has a subject range relatable to people of all walks of life. Influenced by the likes of Jonny Lang, India Arie, Sheryl Crow, and Justin Nozuka, Schultz embodies an acoustic soul sound, reminiscent of Sara Bareilles and a folky Tori Kelly.
She has had many opportunities to showcase her abilities by entering talent competitions and playing at open stages and folk clubs. Samantha has performed at numerous music festivals across Canada, most notably the Edmonton Folk Music Festival and the Salmon Arm Roots & Blues Music Festival; she was featured in the Sirius Satellite “Six Pack,” including artists such as Serena Ryder, Sam Roberts, Bedouin Soundclash, Sierra Noble and Elliott Brood.
She adds to her credits opening for such artists as John Blackwell (Justin Timberlake, Cameo, P-Diddy), Ryan Cabrera, Livingston Taylor, Kyle Riabko, Ruthie Foster, Gaye Delorme, and Jennifer Warnes. In February 2009, Samantha opened for Schuyler Fisk and Ben Taylor at the famed El Mocambo club in Toronto, Canada.
April 2015 introduced Samantha to the makeup world as 1/5th of COVERGIRL’s Rockabellas, in partnership with the movie, “Pitch Perfect 2.” Schultz was featured as “The Spitfire” on numerous television and internet ads, as well as on COVERGIRL’s website and many social media pages.