Happy New Year!
Sorry to not update for a bit - I took some time off during the Christmas season to visit with my sister who came to Ontario from Edmonton.
I was excited to find out during the holidays that I received a FACTOR loan towards my new album; I have managed to collect some album pre-sales from some of you wonderful fans but will need a few more dollars to be able to complete the project so will be putting together a crowd-funding campaign in the next couple weeks - I'll keep you posted!
I started recording the new album in early January at The Old Sumbler House with Gary Craig on drums; Mark Lalama and Frank Ditillio were at the recording helm. James Dean was there to help me out with guitars and provide some moral support! Thanks for reading and speak soon! xo Suzie
Here's a photo of Gary, Mark, James, Frank and I on the first day in the studio.
Here's a fun video link - it was shot by my partner, James Dean at Hugh's Room last December 2014. The song is a Percy Mayfield song called "Danger Zone" that I used to play on bass with Ellen McIlwaine, one of my musical heroes. I thought it'd be fun to try the song solo at Hugh's. Here's the video!
If you enjoyed Me 'n' Mabel then please check out Suzie's latest album - Live At Bluesville
Please visit Suzie's music page to hear samples
Suzie's albums are available here
"On the new album, her powerful singing is front and centre, backed only by her Larrivee Guitar, Mabel. By leaving it bare and sparse, there's nothing to hide behind. It's a showcase of raw, rootsy talent...."
- Noah Siegel, New Canadian Music
"Judging by the response to Me n Mabel, deciding to release a sequel is a masterstroke...."
- John Valenteyn, Toronto Blues Society's John's Blues Picks
"Vinnick's ability to go sweet and high, and low and tough in the same song is just one of the reasons she makes each song a powerful performance. Every one of the tunes here leaves you with that feeling, that you've just heard a masterful version of the song. A highly-recommended album while we wait for the studio follow-up...."
- Bob Mersereau, East Coast Music
"Vinnick's range of professional activity is more than matched by the vocal range found on Live At Bluesville where she teases out meaning from lyrics using a repertoire of a half dozen or so voices. On Willie Dixon's 'You'll Be Mine' her vampy vocal you're so sweet morphs effortlessly into a full Joni Mitchell keening as the melody's notes range higher. A little later a newfound gut-level urgency to the day that I die, she's singing becomes deceptively cosy and devilishly cutesy as she insists, you'll be mine in a way that makes you want make sure your wallet is where you left it...."
- Peter Goddard, Toronto Star
"Suzie`s voice is supple and expressive, like a mix between Edie Brickell and Maria Muldaur- her guitar playing delicate and fierce, and her choice of material is pretty much flawless. I can imagine the people in the control room watching her play these songs standing and cheering after each take.
Live At Bluesville is a sparse, intimate and completely engaging experience that I simply cannot recommend enough- not just for blues lovers, but music lovers in general....."
- John The Rock Doctor Kereiff, http://gonzoonline.ca/music/music-news/447-rock-doc-reviews-for-july-26th12.html
"It finds Vinnick and trusty guitar Mabel in top form vocally and instrumentally on a nicely varied set of songs (some reprised from recent albums). Her crisp guitar work is all the framing Vinnick's strong, soulful vocals need. ...."
- Kerry Doole, Exclaim.ca