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Suzie Vinnick and Tony D to play Demmitt

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Suzie Vinnick & Tony D at the Borderline Culture Series on February 19, 2022.

Suzie Vinnick & Tony D are playing the Borderline Culture Series on February 19 in Demmitt.

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 2019 Saskatchewan Jazz Festival Special Recognition Award; being nominated for a 2018 Canadian Folk Music Award for Producer of the Year with herco-producer, Mark Lalama.

She 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 21 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 Downchild, 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’s latest album is a full-band roots and blues extravaganza entitled Shake The Love Around.

Tony D (Diteodoro), guitarist for Juno award winning band MonkeyJunk, has been laying it down for over thirty years. MonkeyJunk has amassed twenty Maple Blues awards and a Blues Music Award, (formerly known as The Handy Awards).

At the age of thirteen, Tony began his musical journey on the guitar. Learning mostly in the blues, rock jazz stylings. Tony was given the opportunity to play rhythm guitar, for three days, for the legendary Buddy Guy. Years later he had the prestigious opening slot for the late great Stevie Ray Vaughan at Ottawa’s NAC.

‚ÄčIn the early nineties having taken a trip to Europe and securing a record deal out of Holland, Tony became one of the first Canadian blues musicians to tour Europe. Joining Tony D for this performance Sister Mary Gellner (drums) and Joe Hawkins (bass).

Doors open at 7:00 pm, show starts at 8:00 pm.

Venue is Demmitt Community Centre, Range Road 132, 1 km south of Highway 43.

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