Friday, February 13, 2009

Queen of Country Soul – Suzannah Espie at Basement Discs

At lunchtime today I took a wander down to Basement Discs to see and hear Suzannah Espie perform in store at Basement Discs accompanied by her band The Last Word.

The Last Word are:
Dave Folley: drums, Graham Franklin: bass, Dean Schulz: guitar, Andrew Ogburn: piano

I have listened to snippets of Suzannah’s latest CD and liked what I heard, so today it was a pleasure to see her perform live some of the songs off the new album which is entitled First & Last Hotel.

She certainly has a powerful voice – no wonder she is nicknamed the Queen of Country Soul, for her voice has a very soulful quality which can range from alto to soprano.

It struck me today that since I last saw Suzannah in action, her voice has actually improved and gained more expression.

She has long been part of the local music scene, first emerging as one of the trio that made up GIT, an all girl (with the occasional guy) country harmony band that was very popular in the late 1990s and early 2000s.

You can check out Suzannah’s music on her
my space page

The next in store at Basement discs is not until March 5th when the wonderful US singer songwriter
Eliza Gilkyson is scheduled to play.


Amanda said...

Ooh, I like very much the songs on her MySpace page. Thanks heaps!

Anne S said...

Suzannah has improved enormously since I last saw her perform. She has finally learned how to use her voice. Her new CD is a beauty.