Her career has seen triumph after triumph. Among her most recent successes: being awarded the Saskatchewan Jazz Festival 2019 Special Recognition Award and being nominated for a 2018 Canadian Folk Music Award for Producer of the Year with her co-producer, Mark Lalama. Suzie 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, 1 Canadian Folk Music Award for Contemporary Vocalist of the Year and is a 3X Juno Nominee.
Suzie has toured with Downchild, The Vinyl Cafe and she has performed for Canadian Peacekeepers in Bosnia and Dubai.
- my main acoustic now is a Yanuziello Mariposa model. It is made of rosewood and spruce. I named the guitar Leslie Rose - Leslie for Leslie, AK where I played one of my first shows on the guitar, and Rose for the rosewood from which the guitar was built. You can see Joe Yanuziello's incredible instruments here: https://www.yanuziello.com/
- I have a Larrivee parlour guitar that is nicknamed Mabel - she is made of maple and spruce. Someone asked me one day what my guitar was made of; I said 'Mabel and spruce. I mean maple." Then I had an aha moment and decided to name the guitar Mabel.
- my green Dingwall Designer bass is nicknamed "Kermit" - it is a funky green colour. The luthier, Sheldon Dingwall called the colour of the bass "5th margarita green". Sheldon's guitars are here: https://dingwallguitars.com/
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