Suzie Vinnick (ON)
“She can belt out a blues or croon a ballad with equal deftness. Her guitar work is effortlessly commanding and supremely tasteful. But it is mostly her powerful presence that leaves a lasting impression. This lady is a force of nature with a six-string guitar. You’ve got to experience her to understand.” (Mike Agranoff, The Minstrel, Morristown, NJ)
A Saskatoon native transplanted to the Niagara Region of Ontario, Suzie Vinnick is the proud owner of a gorgeous voice, prodigious guitar chops, and an engagingly candid performance style.
Her career has seen triumph after triumph. Among her most recent successes: achieving finalist status in the Solo/Duo Category at the 2013 International Blues Challenge in Memphis, TN; winning 2 X 2012 Maple Blues Awards for Best Acoustic Act and Female Vocalist, being named 2012 Sirius XM Canada Blues Artist of the Year…and we could go on.
Suzie has toured nationally with Stuart McLean’s The Vinyl Café and the John McDermott Band, and performed for Canadian Peacekeepers in Bosnia and the Persian Gulf. She was also the voice of Tim Horton’s for 5 years. How cool is that?
Suzie’s latest full-length release is a solo acoustic blues album entitled Me ‘n’ Mabel, and in May of 2012, she released Live At Bluesville,which includes 8 blues, roots and gospel songs.
Put Suzie’s name on your festival “must see” list, and tune your ears to one of this country’s music greats, with “…a voice of spun gold and honey” (Access Magazine)