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Blues ready to rock the Simcoe

On Saturday Blues music lovers in central Ontario will be presented with the booming, distinctive Blues vocals of Alexis P. Suter and her band of tremendous musicians, who will create a jumping night of Blues, Roots, Soul and Rock n’ Roll.

Growing up in Brooklyn, New York, a Suter had a chance encounter with the Blues in New Orleans which changed the direction of her life.

Influenced by the likes BB King, Aretha Franklin and Patti LaBelle, the greatest influence on her young career was her mother, Carrie Suter, who sang with Harry Belafonte, Dionne Warwick and Quincy Jones, among others.

Starting off as so many Blues vocalists do in her church choir, Suter made a continuous effort to broaden her musical horizons. Her first official recording was the dance song, Slam Me Baby, released in 1990. From there she continued her move towards the Blues, and eventually gained prominence at Levon Helm’s famed Midnight Rambles, performing there more than 100 times.

Alexis P. Suter has multiple Blues Music Awards nominations, and is currently touring in support of her two latest releases, All For Loving You, and AMOS Live At Briggs Farm. AMOS is Alexis’ Monsters of Sound, featuring Vicki Bell, Ray Grappone, Dave Keyes and Chris Bergson.

Suter will be playing the Simcoe Street Theatre, 65 Simcoe Street in Collingwood on Saturday, September 30th. Tickets are available for $70 via http://tickets.violetsvenue.com/events/view/141#buytickets

 

 



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