Many of you will recognize Suzie's name, from her previous two appearance here at MCC in March 2016 and February 2018, where she played to a full house (well, a full living room anyway) of joyous, smiling friends. You won't meet a kinder, sweeter performer than Suzie. She warms up the room instantly, and interacts with her audience in a casual, open, genuine way. We first saw Suzie perform in 2015 at another house concert. We always hate trying to ‘categorize’ artists, but to give you something to chew on, we’d call Suzie a blues singer with noticeable jazz influences, and a REALLY good blues guitarist.
Nominated three times for a Juno Award (the Canadian equivalent of a Grammy Award), and a ten-time winner of the Maple Blues Award for Best Female Vocalist, Suzie performs a mix of her own music and some covers, including some blues classics. Suzie has released six solo records, her most recent being Shake The LoveAround in 2018.
Some of you may remember Danny from our October, 2015 house concert (Danny's was our fourth show ever!). Danny is first, and foremost, a songwriter. He was recognized several years ago by the Chicago Tribune as one of the 50 most significant songwriters of the last 50 years, sharing that list with Judy Collins, Bob Dylan, Townes Van Zandt and others.
Carrie has one of the most powerful singing voices you'll ever hear. An amazing songwriter as well, we've seen Carrie performing on her own, and with Danny, multiple times. Each time, we walk out of the show raving about Carrie's voice and singing.
Danny has released 8 solo records; Carrie has released 4, and in 2014, they released a duo record together. Since the pandemic started, both Danny and Carrie have been writing and Danny has released three singles reflecting on 2020's pandemic and social upheavals, and the world struggling through it all -- powerful stuff.
Here are links to Carrie's and Danny's bios on their websites ...