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Suzie Vinnick, Charlie A'Court, & Lloyd Spiegel Announce New Album And Canadian Tour Dates
Photo Credit: James Dean.
With over 60 international awards combined in the Roots and Blues genres, two acclaimed Canadian artists have teamed up with an Australian Blues legend to create an invigorating, expertly crafted new album. 3x JUNO Award nominee Suzie Vinnick, 5x East Coast Music Award winner Charlie A’Court, and 14x Australian Blues Award Winner Lloyd Spiegel have joined musical forces to release “A’Court, Spiegel and Vinnick” - a dazzling celebration of Blues and all its iterations by a trifecta of leading artists in the genre today.
Ahead of its May 2023 release, the trio will be taking the album on the road this spring, bringing the lively, joyful spirit of an East Coast Kitchen Party to the stage with their “International Roots ‘n’ Blues Kitchen Party” tour. Their uniquely collaborative and engaging show will present the talents of each artist both individually and combined, for a delightfully warm and creative musical experience.
With names synonymous to the Roots and Blues genres locally, regionally, and internationally, Charlie A’Court, Lloyd Spiegel, and Suzie Vinnick have made a significant musical mark in their individual careers. Combining A’Court’s seamless ability to traverse Blues, Roots, R&B and Soul in a single song, Spiegel’s globe-spanning notoriety, and Vinnick’s incredible 11 Maple Blues Awards, the upcoming collaborative album and tour from these three decorated artists packs a brilliantly crafted and masterfully delivered punch. Together, A’Court, Spiegel and Vinnick bring their decades-spanning experience as musicians, storytellers, and performances to the Canadian stage, with a dynamic new album and show sure to delight current fans and captivate new listeners. Their “International Roots ‘n’ Blues Kitchen Party” tour has been designed with East Coast Kitchen Party delights, bringing together the singing, storytelling, friendship, and laughter for an evening that showgoers wish would never end.
“We are all friends with tremendous respect for one another. If we caught up for dinner, we’d no doubt end up playing music, laughing and telling stories. Simply putting those friendships and moments on stage is what makes this tour so special.”
March 30 - Meaford, ON - Meaford Hall
April 1 - Whitehorse, YT - Yukon Arts Centre
April 4 - Vernon, BC - Vernon District PAC
April 5 - Golden, BC - Golden Civic Centre
April 6 - Medicine Hat, AB - The Esplanade
April 8 - St. Albert, AB - The Arden
April 11 - Fort Saskatchewan, AB - Shell Theatre
April 12 - Spruce Grove, AB - Horizon Stage
April 13 - Prince Albert, AB - E.A. Rawlinson
April 14 - Camrose, AB - Bailey Theatre
April 15 - Calgary, AB - Bow Valley Music Club
April 16 - Canmore, AB - ArtsPlace
April 18 - Ottawa, ON - Shenkman Arts Centre
April 20 - Saint John, NB - Imperial Theatre
April 21 - Florenceville, Bristol, NB - Weldon Matthews Theatre
April 22 - Annapolis Royal, NS - King’s Theatre
April 26 - Pictou, NS - deCoste
April 27 - Liverpool, NS - The Astor Theatre
April 28 - Lunenburg, NS - Lunenburg Opera House
April 29 - Windsor, NS - Mermaid Theatre
April 30 - Truro, NS - Marigold Theatre
May 1 - Fredericton, NB - Fredericton Playhouse
May 3 - Riverview, NB - Riverview Arts Centre
May 5 - Happy Valley-Goose Bay, NL - Lawrence O’Brien Arts Centre
May 7 - Torbay (St. John’s), NL - Jack Byrne Arena
Planted at the crossroads of roots and soul, Charlie A’Court possesses a mighty voice, fierce guitar work and contemporary songwriting that is felt by fans across Canada and beyond. His latest album, When Country Gets The Blues, was nominated for Country Recording of The Year at the 2022 East Coast Music Awards. Often stylistically compared to mentors like Eric Clapton and Otis Redding, Charlie has always been recognized for exploring his musical horizons. As a five-time ECMA winner and eight-time Nova Scotia Music Award winner Charlie has earned awards for Blues, Pop, and R&B/Soul Recordings of the Year, and on multiple occasions been recognized as Entertainer of the Year. A’Court has also received multiple Maple Blues Award nominations including Male Vocalist and Songwriter of the Year.
Blending blues with soul and folk, Australian blues musician Lloyd Spiegel’s musical flair is an emotional and visual roller coaster. His masterful command of the guitar, both dynamic and expressive, works in tandem with his powerful, full-bodied vocals to deliver a show full to the brim with dazzling technical wizardry, grounded storytelling and wicked humour. There is no doubt that Spiegel is first and foremost, a performer. Whether performing original numbers or honouring those who have inspired him, Spiegel’s deep connection to the blues and profound respect for its traditions are at the core of everything he does. The ultimate goal of forging himself a link in the chain of blues music’s evolution has driven him to study the music that grew from his chosen genre and inject it back into the blues style to create a new version of modern blues. Simply put, the blues is the canvas he uses, but his style is built from vast musical influences, which have challenged him to push to the edge and see what happens – etching his own mark on the genre.
A Saskatoon native transplanted to the Niagara Region of Ontario, Suzie Vinnick is the proud owner of a gorgeous voice, prodigious guitar and bass chops, and an engagingly candid performance style. Her career has seen triumph after triumph. Among her most recent successes: being awarded the Saskatchewan Jazz Festival 2019 Special Recognition Award and being nominated for a 2018 Canadian Folk Music Award for Producer of the Year with her co-producer, Mark Lalama. Suzie achieved finalist status in the Solo/Duo Category at the 2013 International Blues Challenge in Memphis, TN; received the 2012 CBC Saturday Night Blues Great Canadian Blues Award and the 2012 SiriusXM Canada Blues Artist of the Year. Suzie has won 11 Maple Blues Awards, 1 Canadian Folk Music Award for Contemporary Vocalist of the Year and is a 3X Juno Nominee. Suzie has toured nationally with Downchild, Stuart McLean’s The Vinyl Café, the John McDermott Band and she has performed for Canadian Peacekeepers in Bosnia and the Persian Gulf. She was also the voice of Tim Horton’s for 5 years.
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Suzie Vinnick - Website / Facebook / YouTube / Instagram / Twitter