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"Grace" - A John Lennon Songwriting Award Winner
Featuring Grammy-Winning Fiddle Player Nicky Sanders of Steve Martin Band &
Steep Canyon Rangers
Singing and songwriting professionally since the age of 6 in her hometown of Calgary, Canada, Suzanne recorded and performed in hundreds of folk festivals and concerts at a very early age with international folk artist, Paulo (Paul Finkleman).
She also performed in the Opening Ceremonies for the Winter Olympics as a child, and studied music at the Royal Conservatory of Canada.
Suzanne was accepted to attend a conservatory program in NYC at the age of 18, where she studied voice under the Metropolitan Opera's mezzo-soprano, Ariel Bybee, and studied dance under Bob Fosse's proteges at the American Musical and Dramatic Academy. She composed and recorded musical scores and dance numbers for off-Broadway shows.
However, she quickly expanded her musical roots in the NYC's Lower East Side live music scene.
Fronting rock bands, singing and playing guitar, headlining at CBGB's, Don Hill's, The Spiral, Acme Underground and other revolutionary clubs, were Suzanne's rites of passage, as they were for all New York rockers at that time.
"NEVER RETURN THE SAME", was Suzanne's first full length album which was produced by David Allen, (Robin Trower, Black Label Society, Reverend Horton Heat, Stryper).
From that album came the music video, "2 CLOSE 2 BRAKE", filmed in a ghost town by Austin, TX. (view on VIDEO page)
The SUZANNE SLAIR SIGNATURE BLAZING V GUITAR was released at NAMM 2012 in Anaheim, CA.
Her first single, "BLIND", was released in January of 2016, and quickly became an underground hit.
The "BLIND" music video was filmed on a sound stage in Santa Ana, and quickly racked up Youtube views. (view on VIDEO page)
Earlier this year, Suzanne won a John Lennon Songwriting Award in the genre of Folk for her song "Grace", which is on her brand new album, "Nowhere Road" – produced by Grammy-nominated John Keane. (R.E.M., Indigo Girls, B52's, Widespread Panic).
Be it with her powerhouse vocals, or an eloquently carved down acoustic tune, her music is a force to be reckoned with.