The Marigolds are Gwen Swick, Suzie Vinnick & Caitlin Hanford. Three of Canada's top singer/songwriters combine their talents to form a riveting ensemble. Accompanied by drummer Randall Coryell, the Marigolds are part bluesy, part jazzy and part traditional country and bluegrass. They specialize in angelic harmonies and gutsy playing, delivered with skill and grace. The Marigolds are a roots-music supergroup in full bloom.
The Marigolds have received the following nominations:
Best Roots and Traditional Album - 2011 Juno Awards
Vocal Group of the Year - 2010 Canadian Folk Music Awards.
“Each one of these women has loads of charisma, talent, versatility...a very powerful performance, indeed. They are simply a joy to work with, and to have at your festival.”
(Don Osburn/Artistic Director, Deep Roots Festival, Nova Scotia)
Instrumentally the lineup features Suzie Vinnick on lead guitar, Caitlin Hanford on rhythm guitar, Gwen Swick on electric bass, and Randall Coryell on drums.
The Marigolds have performed at concerts and festivals across Canada, including Mariposa, Home County, Blue Skies, Folk Harbour in Lunenberg, NS, Northern Lights, Folk on the Rocks in Yellowknife, and the Vancouver Island Music Festival.
All members of the Marigolds enjoy solo careers, and in music festival settings, they welcome opportunities to perform as solo artists as well as the Marigolds.
Audiences love the Marigolds for their diverse repertoire, lilting harmonies and captivating instrumental work. Each Marigold brings a unique gift to the musical table and, as a group, they run with that diversity. They have fun onstage, and it shows.
The Marigolds have a genuine affection for the timeless and classic genres of traditional country and bluegrass, Appalachian ballads and the blues. They celebrate this rich history on their second CD, “That’s the State I’m In.” The fourteen original songs are a inspired journey through lost love, found love, redemption and optimism.
“Such beauty and pure brilliance doesn't come along often…five out of five stars.”
Maverick Magazine (UK roots magazine)
Through festivals, radio airplay and concert venues, the past several years have witnessed the joy audiences have found in the Marigolds music and, thus, their rise in the Canadian roots music arena.
Caitlin Hanford - vocals & guitar
Gwen Swick - vocals & bass guitar
Suzie Vinnick - vocals & guitar
Randall Coryell - drums
2009 - The Marigolds - That's The State I'm In
2005 - The Marigolds - Self-titled
Penguin Eggs - Barry Hammond
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The Marigolds Independent Gwen Swick, Caitlin Hanford, and Suzie Vinnick have pooled their con...The Marigolds
Gwen Swick, Caitlin Hanford, and Suzie Vinnick have pooled their considerable individual talents to form a group that is pretty well impossible not to love. Three terrific voices singing individually and in harmony on great songs written by themselves and others? What’s not to like? Swick and Hanford are already in the female vocal group, Quartette, but luckily that hasn’t stopped them from forming another partnership with Vinnick, who also has ongoing projects with Betty & The Bobs and the pop trio Vinnick Sheppard Harte. Sensitively backed by the tasteful percussion of Randall
Coryell and with a little help from Chris Whiteley on various instruments, the three women really come into their own both as guitarists and vocalists on this disc. Picking a single favourite just isn’t possible. Lovely, lovely sounds!
Toronto Star - Greg Quill
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No doubt in some part moved by the popularity and abundance of female harmony groups in the global r...No doubt in some part moved by the popularity and abundance of female harmony groups in the global roots music arena, three fine songwriters, singers and grand dames of Canadian acoustic/folk circuit — Gwen Swick, Caitlin Hanford and Suzie Vinnick — have teamed up as the Marigolds in the hope of proving that sometimes a trio can be greater than the sum of its parts. Their debut, which will be previewed live Wednesday night at Hugh's Room, is a provocative blend of pure kitsch ("Till the End of the World," "My Darlin' Cory is Gone," "Inchworm") and country-folk originals and new covers that move from the achingly sentimental ("The Hands That Rock Your Cradle," "Train of Tears") to the disquietingly sinister ("Father Adieu"). What their full three-part harmonies lack in terms of a distinctive blend — in a couple of instances, the singers risk more than they ought to — is more than compensated for in the individual vocal parts, remarkable for their originality and conviction. And the uncluttered acoustic guitar accompaniment — filled out with contributions on drums from Randall Coryell and on harmonica, trumpet and pedal steel from Chris Whiteley — is an absolutely delightful distillation of pure, rich tones and restrained strumming and picking. One of the more pleasant surprises is Vinnick's excellent lead guitar work. Greg Quill
Chronicle Herald - Stephen Pedersen
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The enchanting Marigolds...their mastery of expressive nuance, emotional implications which, despite...The enchanting Marigolds...their mastery of expressive nuance, emotional implications which, despite their subtlety they project to the back of a crowded tent, is allied to three of the sweetest voices and a collective musical intelligence beyond compare.
Kitchener Waterloo Record - Robert Reid
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"A sweet-voiced cross between the Andrews Sisters and the Wailin' Jennys... The trio is too fresh to..."A sweet-voiced cross between the Andrews Sisters and the Wailin' Jennys... The trio is too fresh to be retro, even though they evoke vintage sounds of an earlier era. Similarly, they can't be confined to a single musical camp, even though they brush low-fi country. They are what they are--The Marigolds. And that's more than enough."
Robert Reid/The Record, Kitchener, ON, Canada
The State I’m In
Trip to the Moon
When I’m Walking With You
For Your Love
Don’t Let Your Thoughts Start Killin’ You
Ramble Down the Line
Not Giving Up Til I’m Over You
May Your Life Be Ever Blessed
Sometimes I Think I Can Fly
A Little Bit of Heaven
Someday I’ll Thank You Baby
Anyone Can Dream
Not Giving Up Til I’m Over You
I Don’t Care to Try Love Again
Heart Have Mercy on Me
Licence to Love You
Train Full of Tears
Little Black Dress
Till the End of the World
Blues Stay Away
Rough and Rocky
Rock and Roll
I Need A Cowboy
My Darlin’ Cory
You Can if You Think You Can
Put A Little Love In Your Heart
Ring of Fire
All Night All Day