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December 29, 2012 @ 8:30 pm$20 – $22.50
Suzie Vinnick has been playing the blues since her teens, and is an eight-time winner of the Canadian Maple Blues Awards as well as a three-time Juno nominee. She’s been doing a lot of shows solo these days, but on December 29th she’ll be making a return visit to Toronto’s Hugh’s Room to play with a full band.
Bring a comb, because Suzie and her band plan to blow your hair back at this special show.
Suzie’s got a great set of guitar chops and an amazing voice that can go from a sweet whisper to a growl in a heartbeat. Roly Platt is a two-time Maple Blues Awards nominee for Best Harmonica Player. Drummer Gary Craig tours with such artists as Bruce Cockburn, Blackie and the Rodeo Kings, Jann Arden, Anne Murray. And Bassist John Dymond has played with everyone from Jimmy Rankin to Blackie and the Rodeo Kings. Suzie’s performed with all of them in various incarnations, and is excited to have them all on the same stage.
Until recently, her touring has always started from a one bedroom apartment in Toronto. She’s moving to bigger digs, though, out in the country in the Niagara Region. And where else would one find a blues artist, but in a converted church? No longer does she have instruments crammed into closets. All of them, including a baby grand piano, are out and ready to play, just in case inspiration hits. Hallelujah.
In 2012 alone, she was the winner of the CBC Saturday Night Blues Great Canadian Blues Award, the Sirius/XM Canada Blues Artist of the Year, and received a Juno nomination for Blues Album of the Year for her “Me ‘n’ Mabel”. She’s received three nominations in just four years.
Suzie will be performing material from a number of her releases at Hugh’s Room – “Live at Bluesville”, released this year, is a mix of roots and blues tunes recorded by Suzie and her parlour guitar, Mabel.
She has four other award-winning solo albums as well as several recordings done with others.
Find out why Holger Petersen of CBC’s Saturday Night Blues calls her “One of my favorite singers.” After you hear her with this band, you’ll call them your favorite. Don’t forget that comb.