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BLUES & BREWS | Suzie Vinnick & The Blues Doctors

Presented By: South Carolina Festival of Discovery

Blue & Brews 2019 (FB cover 4)

Description: Join us for an evening of BLUES & BREWS during the South Carolina Festival of Discovery! This year's event will feature the bluesy tunes of Suzie Vinnick and The Blues Doctors! A food and brews bar will be provided by Montagues Resturaunt! This event is part of the Greenwood Blues Cruise - featuring a full line-up of bands in Uptown Greenwood, July 12 - 15, 2018! For more information, please visit: festivalofdiscovery.com 

When: Friday, July 12 
Suzie Vinnick @ 6:00 - 6:45 pm
The Blues Doctors @ 7:00 - 8:00 pm 

Admission: FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Suzie Vinnick | 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 nominated for a 2018 Canadian Folk Music Award for Producer of the Year with herco-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 Sirius XM Canada Blues Artist of the Year. Suzie has won 10 Maple Blues Awards (she has been nominated for 22 so far!), won the 2011 Canadian Folk Music Award for Contemporary Vocalist of the Year and is a 3X Juno Nominee. 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. Suzie has just released her latest album, a full-band roots and blues extravaganza entitled Shake The Love Around.

The Blues Doctors | Adam Gussow and Alan Gross, a.k.a. The Blues Doctors, are Mississippi-based blues veterans who play a mix of Delta standards and urban grooves from the Texas-to-Chicago axis with some New Orleans funk thrown in.  They're a two-man band with a big, bold sound:  Gussow on harmonica and drumset, Gross on guitar, with both men sharing vocals.  Their debut, Roosters Happy Hour (2013), spent several months at #1 on Amazon's "Hot New Releases in Acoustic Blues" chart and hit #10 on the Living Blues national radio airplay chart. Same Old Blues Again is their second album.  Recorded at the Hill Country Recording Service in Water Valley, Mississippi, it swings, struts, and grooves hard, beginning with a bluesed-up remake of "Tequila" that features Gussow's squealing high notes.  "Rollin' and Tumblin'" introduces a new sound for the duo:  cigar-box guitar, handmade by Gross, with slide and harp paired Delta-style.  The title track, driven by a loping New Orleans beat, sings of a young man betrayed by love, drinking heavily and drifting downward towards despair. Classic compositions by Mississippi masters Elmore James ("Cry For Me, Baby") and Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup ("That's All Right") anchor the album, which ends with a three-track live set recorded at the North Mississippi Hill Country Picnic and powered by Jimmy Reed ("You Don't Have to Go"), Muddy Waters ("Take You Downtown"), and Robert Johnson ("Crossroads Blues").  The bittersweet sounds of soul-jazz show up in "Mercy, Mercy, Mercy" and Gussow's minor-key original, "Blues For Hank," both of which feature jazz bassist Bill Harrison, a Chicago veteran. The album's big surprise is "Magic," Olivia Newton John's 1980 pop hit, arranged as a quiet but urgent blues-pop incantation.  Atlanta-based R&B vocalist Zaire Love shadows and dances around Gussow's voice and harmonica, creating a haunting sonic tapestry, casting a spell. Lonely hearts and endless grooves.  Same Old Blues Again

Presented By: South Carolina Festival of Discovery

Event Contact: artscentergreenwood@gmail.com | 864.388.7800

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