|Sunday, July 15 The Marigolds - Suzie Vinnick, Caitlin Hanford & Gwen Swick|
Three Juno award winning Canadian singer/songwriters in a musical blend.
Charismatic! Gwen Swick, Suzie Vinnick and Caitlin Hanford, three of Canada's top singer/songwriters, have combined their talents to form the Marigolds. Accompanied by drummer Randall Coryell, the Marigolds are part bluesy, part jazzy, and part traditional country and bluegrass, specializing in angelic harmonies and gutsy playing. Delivering with skill and grace, the Marigolds are a roots-music supergroup in full bloom.
"Each one of these women has loads of charisma, talent, versatility... a very powerful performance, indeed."
- Don Osburn/Artistic Director, Deep Roots Festival, Nova Scotia
In 2010 the Marigolds were nominated for Vocal Group of the Year at the Canadian Folk Music Awards.
Instrumentally the lineup features Suzie Vinnick on lead guitar, Caitlin Hanford on rhythm guitar, Gwen Swick on electric bass, and Randall Coryell on drums.
The Marigolds have performed at concerts and major festivals across Canada, including Mariposa, Home County, Blue Skies, Folk Harbour in Lunenberg, Nova Scotia, Northern Lights, Folk on the Rocks in Yellowknife, and the Vancouver Island Music Festival.
The Marigolds pack a diverse repertoire with a winning delivery. Each Marigold brings a unique gift to the musical table and, as a group, they run with it. They have fun on stage, and it shows. The past several years have witnessed the joy audiences have found in the Marigolds music and, thus, their rise in the Canadian roots music arena.
The Marigolds have a genuine affection for the timeless and classic genres of traditional country and bluegrass, Appalachian ballads and the blues. They celebrate this rich history on their second Juno-nominated CD, That's the State I'm In. The fourteen original songs are an inspired journey through lost love, found love, redemption and optimism.
"Such beauty and pure brilliance doesn't come along often... five out of five stars."
- Maverick Magazine, UK roots magazine
All members of the Marigolds also enjoy solo careers. As well, Suzie performs with Rick Fines and Betty and the Bobs, and Gwen and Caitlin perform with Quartette alongside Sylvia Tyson and Cindy Church.
Caitlin Hanford is originally from Bainbridge Island, Washington. She immigrated to Canada, after graduating from McGill University, to embark on a music career with her husband, Chris Whiteley. Caitlin’s repertoire includes outstanding original songs and many undiscovered "gems". Her voice has a pure, Appalachian quality, perfectly suited to the high, lonesome sound of traditional country and bluegrass. She is also one quarter of the wonderful vocal group, Quartette.
Gwen Swick has a voice that is smoky and rich, and she can write a lyric that will sink into your heart like a tattoo. Her music is a shifting palette of folk, jazz, country and blues, and she sings with a mesmerizing voice that evokes a sense of wonder. Born in Winnipeg, she has lived in many cities and on military bases across the country. At York University, she studied viola da gamba and East Indian singing. She performs with her own group and has also been a member of the folk group Tamarack and, more recently, Quartette.
Suzie Vinnick is a singer, songwriter and musician who was awarded 5 Canadian Maple Blues Female Vocalist of the Year. She was also nominated for a Juno award in the Roots & traditional Album of the year category for her solo record Happy Here. Saskatoon native living in Toronto, Suzie is the owner of a gorgeous, powerful voice and performs with a sweet mixture of engaging candidness and unparalleled musicianship. Her music is roots-based branching out into blues, folk and pop. She performs as a solo act, and is also a member of the groups Betty & the Bobs.
Randall Coryell, percussionist, has performed with the like of Bo Diddley,, Mel Brown, the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, Alannah Miles, The Marigolds, Quartette, Paul Butterfield, Prairie Oyster and the Cowboy Junkies and White Noise.
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