Suzie Vinnick brings Mabel to the Woodshed

She’s one of the hardest-working musicians in Canada, and whether you know it or not, Saskatonian blues maven Suzie Vinnick has been entertaining you for years.

That’s her sweet voice, singing “…always Tim Hortons” so irresistibly in the iconic jingle.

Fortunately for Suzie and the rest of us, that sugary timbit is gradually going down as the least important musical work for which this wildly diverse singer-songwriter is known.

Hot on the heels of a Juno nomination for her part of The Marigolds That’s The State I’m In (Roots & Trad Album of the Year Category:Group), Suzie Vinnick recently released a delightful acoustic blues record called Me n’ Mabel.

Amazingly, this is the first solo-blues recording for the six-time Maple Blues Awards winning artist, who has been belting out blues ballads since the age of sixteen, and has nine other albums to her credit.

In The Woodshed Sessions, no. 25, (originally broadcast live April 19, 2011) Suzie Vinnick reflects upon her collaborations with Rick Fines, Caitlin Hanford, Gwen Swick, Elana Hart, Kim Sheppard, Betty & The Bobs.

She also talks fondly about her beloved maple guitar, Mabel, the Juno nomination, and why the blues makes her happy.

Watch Suzie’s performances of these five songs, all of which appear on Me n’ Mabel:


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