Two achieved blues musicians who normally carry out as solo acts will hit the highway collectively and discover the nation in good firm.
Saskatoon-born Suzie Vinnick and “Aussie legend” Lloyd Spiegel will play 23 gigs in separate units from mid-January to mid-February, stopping at Nanaimo’s Unitarian Corridor on Jan. 19 for his or her third present. The tour has been within the works since early 2020, shortly after the 2 performers met on the People Music Ontario Convention in 2019.
Vinnick, who has gained 10 Maple Blues Awards and a Canadian People Music Award, mentioned she’s each excited and nervous to tour with Spiegel.
“He’s simply such a killer participant. I’m largely excited although, as a result of I believe I’m certain to study a factor or two from him,” she mentioned, and added that she’s excited for Islanders to have “their minds blown” by his expertise.
The Australian blues legend has his personal spectacular catalogue of accomplishments, together with Artist of the 12 months, Producer of the 12 months and Album of the 12 months on the 2020 Australian Blues Awards.
And though Spiegel mentioned he’s not completely sure what to anticipate from the upcoming tour with Vinnick, he’s trying ahead to bringing all the thrill and mutual respect they share for one another on the highway.
“I believe that so long as the viewers can really feel that we’re sort of flying by the seat of our pants and actually having fun with one another’s firm, I believe that everybody is in for a great time,” he mentioned. “And hopefully introduce her to a few of my followers, and me to a few of her followers.”
Musically, Vinnick mentioned, their stylings “traverse related paths,” each bluesy with roots influences.
“We’re a bit related,” Spiegel agreed. “We’re each kind of blues-based artists that use blues because the canvas, however that wish to push these boundaries between blues, folks and soul … And that mixing so to by no means be known as a traditionalist.”
For the upcoming tour, Vinnick mentioned she plans on enjoying each new materials from her 2022 album, Fall Again Dwelling, in addition to “odds and ends” from her previous seven solo albums.
“I like to include humour and a number of the songs I carry out can lean on somewhat little bit of sassy and enjoyable,” she mentioned. “And generally we get somewhat extra critical and attempt to combine that up too … I take you thru the entire gamut of feelings … however leaning on the enjoyable aspect as a result of generally there’s loads of heaviness happening on the planet as of late.”
The month-long tour by way of two provinces, she mentioned, is probably going the biggest tour she’s performed up to now. She returns to Nanaimo following a 2019 efficiency with Canadian roots music veteran Rick Fines, in addition to a Summertime Blues Pageant efficiency in 2017. She mentioned she’s additionally excited to fulfill Island followers who’ve adopted her on-line performances over the COVID-19 pandemic.
For Spiegel, the upcoming tour will present his introduction to B.C.
“Top-of-the-line issues about going to a brand new place is that you just get to carry your ‘A sport,’” he mentioned. “I’ve tales and viewers participation bits that I’ve prided myself on over time that, sadly, when you’ve performed them you’ll be able to’t do them once more … An introductory present might be probably the most sincere type of present that I do.”
In and round Vancouver Island, Vinnick and Spiegel will play the Joe King Ball Park on Hornby Island, Jan. 18; the Unitarian Corridor in Nanaimo, Jan. 19; the Upstairs Lounge on the Oak Bay Recreation Centre in Victoria, Jan. 20; the Previous Church Theatre in Courtenay, Jan. 21; and the ArtsSpring Neighborhood Arts Centre on Salt Spring Island, Jan. 22.
Tickets for the Nanaimo present might be bought on-line at www.eventbrite.ca.