A Saskatoon native living in Toronto, Suzie Vinnick is the owner of a gorgeous, powerful voice and performs with a sweet mixture of engaging candidness and unparalleled musicianship. She was nominated for a 2009 JUNO in the Roots & Traditional Album of the Year: Solo Category for her 3rd album, Happy Here, which was produced by Juno-Award winning singer/songwriter Stephen Fearing. Suzie also won the 2008 Canadian Maple Blues Female Vocalist of the Year and just won 1st place in the Blues Category of the Unisong International Songwriting Contest for her co-write “Sometimes I Think I Can Fly”. She was nominated Female Vocalist and Bassist at the 2007 Canadian Maple Blues Awards, and was the recipient of three 2006 Canadian Maple Blues Awards for Female Vocalist, Bassist and shared Songwriter of the Year with Rick Fines for their 2006 release, Nothing Halfway.
Suzie has been featured nationally on CBC Radio on Stuart McLean’s Vinyl Café, and has performed across Canada and the US, and for Canadian Peacekeepers in Bosnia and the Persian Gulf. She performs powerfully as a solo act or with her tasteful side players, as a duo and band with Rick Fines, and is also a member of the groups the Marigolds (with Gwen Swick and Caitlin Hanford of Quartette), Betty & the Bobs, and the folk-pop trio, Vinnick Sheppard Harte (VSH).
Suzie’s latest CD is called “Happy Here” and was released in the fall of 2008 and was produced by Canadian Juno Award winning singer/songwriter Stephen Fearing.
Listen as Suzie Vinnick and Blair Packham discuss co-writing (SongStudio 2010).