Huge thanks and monster hugs to everyone who took the time to vote - these Maple Blues Awards are for YOU!! xo Suzie
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"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
I hope you've had a wonderful summer!
It's been a busy summer of travel and shows. I got to meet some new folks and connect with old friends and I managed to squeak in a bit of downtime at the ol' church and down at the nearby beach at Lake Erie. I was able to cap off the summer with a concert at the Mount Engadine Lodge near Canmore, Alberta and got in a bit of hiking in the mountains so I'm a happy camper.
Been doing a little writing lately; I got together with Matt Anderson and we wrote a song in the ol' church called Drift Away; Matt made me cry when he sang it. If you don't know his wonderful voice, guitar playing and songs, check this out this video of him.
I've got some exciting shows and travels coming up this fall. I am going to do some songwriting in between which will hopefully lead to a new recording in the new year. I'm still filling in some of the tour gigs but you can check out what I've got going on so far by visiting my gigs page.
Thanks for reading and for all your support!