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The sixth release from award winning blues and roots artist, Sunday wilde from Northern Ontario. This album was recorded in Memphis and Clarksdale, produced by 2 time Grammy nominee Gary Vincent , and is the result of two major trips from Northern Ontario to the Delta.
Sunday retains the theme of “men” in her sixth release with her prayer to god to “Show Me A Man” with the list of things that she wanted to find in the perfect man and “That Man Drives Me Mad” her take on a complicated relationship. She also covers a Willie Dixon tune “John the Conquer Root” twisting the meaning of the original into what a woman can do to get by in the world and changing the mood to be an eerie tale. She also does a Ruth Brown Cover called Daddy Daddy, a soft and sultry cover bringing back the feel of Mississippi John Hurt into the tune, as well as a sexy sad duet with Reno Jack called “One of These Days”. All the songs retain her distinctive delivery and vocals with an array of emotions.
The album contains ten songs, with all acoustic instruments including a 1857 cottage pump organ played by Grammy winner Billy Earheart from the Amazing Rhythm Aces, trumpet by Roger Reupert, upright bass by Reno Jack, Dobro by Sturgis Nikides, drums by Rickey “Quicksand” Martin, washboard by April Mae, other guitar tracks by Dave Fecca, Johnny Cass, Robert Hughes, and backup vocals by Watermelon Slim and Mandy Lemons.
Sunday has won numerous awards with her past releases including 2x win of the Independent Music Awards Voters Choice Best Blues Song, 2 x win for the Best International Blues Release by Blues 411, Honorable Mention for Blues (the only Canadian artist in 2015) for the International Song writing competition, hit #1 on Siriusxm Radio on BB King’s Bluesville and has been played worldwide on roots and blues radio stations, while some of her releases remain on the Roots Music Report charts for months. She is from Northern Ontario Canada and lives in a remote town on Hwy 11.
NEWS - HANDLE ME from HE DIGS ME becomes a FINALIST (the only Canadian) in the International Song Writing Competition. HE DIGS ME ALBUM hits the top 200 Blues Albums for 2014 on the Roots Music Report
NEWS - HE DIGS ME hits the top 100 Blues Albums of 2014 on the Roots Music Report
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NEW Release Feb 2014 HE DIGS ME - Album of the Month, FEB wasser Prawda, GR. "the most fascinating singer and songwriter in the blues today" Wasser Prawda, GR
A sweet and scrumptious selection of tunes from Sunday wilde are being released the week of Valentines. 13 redefine her style bringing in drums and some electricity into her growling and succinct passionate delivery of mostly originals.
tormented, raw, joyful, sad...blues and roots
#1 on Bluesville Siriusxm
#1 on Amazon Best Sellers Classic Female Blues
#1 on Airplaydirect
2 time Winner of Voters Choice Best Blues Song of the Year— Independent Music Awards
2 Time Winner of Best International Blues Release——The Jimi Awards 2011 & 2013
Best Female Blues Vocalist of the Year—SevernFM UK
Listed in the Top 30 Blues women—The Alternate Root
Best Canadian Blues Album Runner UP Blues Underground Network
Nominee for Siriusxm Indie Award Best Blues 2014
"The only way I can describe the music; modern traditional Americana blues” says Rennie Frattura , Executive Producer.
HE GAVE ME A BLUE NIGHTGOWN hits NUMBER ONE on BB King's Bluesville on Siriusxm Radio. #1 on Roots Music Report,#1 on Amazon Best Sellers list Classic Female Blues, WINNER of the 2013 Jimi Award for Best International Blues Release, #1 on LURADIO, in the TOP Ten on Smokestack Lightning, #3 in Canada on the Roots/Blues charts and playing worldwide on roots and blues stations.
TORMENTED DIRTY JOYFUL SEXY and SAD
HIT NUMBER ONE on the GLOBAL BLUES CHARTS on AIRPLAYDIRECT & WINNER of the 10th Annual Independent Music Awards Voters Choice Best Blues Song of 2011
Sunday is from the wilds of a northern Ontario small town, but she has been found singing everywhere from small logging and mining towns at coffee houses, funeral parlours, and blues joints and all the way to large festivals, house concerts and bars in bustling metropolises.
She is a powerful and intense vocalist, a rare voice that speaks from the primal soul. Sunday is a songwriter who explores the subjects of grief, addiction, love and the torment of social and family dysfunction. Her lyrics and delivery make it abundantly clear that she speaks from experience and authority.
She has won jazz and blues awards for her original compositions on garageband, and has been ranked as high as number #7 on the Roots Music Report for the top 50 Blues Albums, #3 for Blues Albums on THEEX, #15 for Roots & Blues on the EARSHOT national charts, #1 Blues Album on CKUW.
She has received her Fifth Ontario Arts Council Award for her work in songwriting and recording and awarded a Canada Council for the Arts Grant. Music from her latest release plays worldwide on many blues and roots stations. One of her songs "THAT man Drives me Mad" WON voters choice for the 10th Annual Independent Music Awards for Best Blues Song of 2011.
She has played with such great performers Ronnie Hayward, Nick Moss and the Flipflops, Fathead, Terry Wilkins (Roughtrade), Little Miss Higgins, David West, to name a few.
Her influences come from a array of sources such as the wilderness, Ruth Brown, pain, suffering, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, grief, heartbreak, Bessie Smith, Big Bill Broonzy, mixed in with love, joy, Tom Waits, Billie Holiday and Ella Fitzgerald.
She continues to create, explore, interpret and innovate, melding divergent styles and influences, pushing the envelope of her craft further. All the while enthralling audiences with her live performances and singular style.
BRAND NEW RELEASE 2012 - "He gave me a blue nightgown"
This selection of 13 songs, cover an array of the blues, some slow dirty, some slow sad, country blues, acapala blues and gospel blues.
“Down the Road Alone” the first track in the selection of songs, a slow blues tune capturing the remote sadness of living in the north. “Shaken down” the story of a woman deceived by a lover, a fast rolling rockin’ blues number. “There was a time” in a 50’s flavored city blues style where a woman is moving on from what she thought was real love, but it wasn’t. “I guess I didn’t hear you right” revisits a much requested song from her second release “Broken string of Pearls”. Within the selection a love song stands out in the mix “No matter how far” with a delicate vocal that speaks to a long distance love.
With this album, Sunday shares her distinct vocals and emotionally charged lyrics with other seasoned professional musicians to join in to create moving pieces with this new album. David west, international guitarist, plays instinctively on every piece, subtley colouring with riffs gleaned from his world knowledge of music between vocals on his custom double sided guitar. Humber graduate and seasoned upright jazz player, Rory Slater also joins in adding solid jazz flair to the music. The main trio of Sunday, Rory and David play on most of the songs, with guest musicians lending their own creativity on others.
Guest musicians include, Sunday’s son Dawson Paulson who plays percussion drum brushes on a vintage metal mailbox, adding a touch of authentic reverb . Virgil Denmark added in interesting violin pieces giving it an eerie and often classical flair and Janice Matichuk on accordion.
Rennie Frattura aka Reno Jack producing along with Tom Shapiro, sound tech from the now defunct Maple Leaf Gardens, engineering captured this unique exploration of the blues that Sunday wilde brought to the table. This project was recorded at a remote hunting and fishing lodge in the wilderness of northern Ontario on the banks of Banning Lake, at Branch’s Seine River Lodge.
All songs arranged and written by Sunday wilde with exception of Bessie Smith’s “Blue Spirit Blues” with Sunday’s signature acapala style using a tin drum and cue ball for effect as well as the classic “Amazing Grace” rearranged into a blues structure.
What man!??? oh THAT man!!! INDIE Release 2011
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Sunday wilde’s third album “What Man?! Oh THAT man !!! launched out of the wilds of northern Ontario. All but one of the tunes are original blues and jazz that cover a range of heartfelt emotions such as grief, anger, torment, sadness, frustration and many other side effects of love and grief.
The album features Rockabilly Hall of famer and crazy jazz cat Ronnie Hayward (Ronnie Artur, Ronnie Hayward Trio, The Nervous Fellas) on gut stringed upright bass. Ronnie’s superb edgy feel on bass gives the entire album an authentic rooted sound. Equally unique in his addition is David West, internationally renowned guitarist that has been featured on Rez Blues TV and tours worldwide with the Papa Duke Band (Ukraine) David plays a custom double sided guitar and is Ecuadorian, and his musical intricacies on a variety of guitars throughout this album add a modern, international and old world sound.
The album kicks off with a forceful dirty honky tonk blues “That man drives me mad” A song that all of us can relate to when we are in love, as love tends to drive us mad now and then. Sunday sings, moans and sighs that love madness that we have all felt.
“Sunday’s midnight blues“, a slow jazz blues tune - no matter what walk of life or circumstance we exist in, no one in the world is immune to the midnight blues. “My Baby’s Dead” a crazy gypsy blues tune about a woman’s nightmare after losing her baby is angst ridden and full of power. The final track on the cd “Time To Say goodbye” a hauntingly sad blues tune, about that time in one’s life, as we all have, to move on, and in order to that we have to say goodbye in our hearts.
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