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""With cut glass crystal clear diction, Susan delivers a sensually crisp vocal that is hypnotically evocative" - Brian Harman - Blues Matters"

"With cut glass crystal clear diction, Susan delivers a sensually crisp vocal that is hypnotically evocative" - Brian Harman - Blues Matters
- Blues Matters

""Susan uses her voice to convey all the emotions one associates with the blues, allowing the pain of loss and the joy of redemption and recovery to shine through" -Nashville Blues Society-"

"Susan uses her voice to convey all the emotions one associates with the blues, allowing the pain of loss and the joy of redemption and recovery to shine through" -Nashville Blues Society- - -Nashville Blues Society-

"American Blues News interviews Susan Wylde."

Susan Wylde interview with American Blues News. Visit the site to read the entire article. - American Blues News

"SUSAN WYLDE is The latest spark plug to fire on the Canadian adult music scene!"

SUSAN WYLDE/In the Light: The latest spark plug to fire on the Canadian adult music scene is a zesty gal in the blues rock mode that's not really a blues rocker, or at least doesn't cover herself in the Janis clich?s. Proving her mettle time and again north of the border, Wylde has the right stuff and knows how to use it. Fun stuff with that certain snap that really makes it stand out, no matter how far she's traveling down memory lane, this is well worth seeking out for a treat you didn't expect.

"That's the secret that makes Susan Wylde's "In The Light" such a cool listen!"





Canadian native Susan Wylde possesses a brilliant, classically-trained alto voice that makes her latest offering, "In The Light," all the more enjoyable. She uses her voice to convey all the emotions one associates with the blues, allowing the pain of loss and the joys of redemption and recovery to shine through.

Equally split between covers and very clever originals, this set has something for everyone. She has tremendous command of her vocals, and, you simply HAVE to love a woman who can take a Dixieland arrangement of a song about the "decided advantages" of wearing a "Lovely Push-Up Bra," then soulfully seduce you to "come on home and Turn Me On," and then boldly beckon you to the boudoir to "Love Me Baby All Night Long!"

The set kicks off with a swingin' message to all pretenders and "playas"--this lady's lookin' for "One Real Man to keep me warm!" The title cut finds her in a comfortable place within a relationship, basking in "the freedom of you and me." She turns in a jazzy read of "The Thrill Is Gone," featuring a sweet sax break from Colleen Allen, then uses the Dixieland style again, including harp from Paul Reddick, to give a rather upbeat take on "Nobody Knows You When You're Down And Out."

We had two favorites, too. Susan's so in love she puts her "shoes on backwards" in a sweet version of fellow countryman Colin Linden's "That's What You Do to Me." And, the powerfully-poignant story of the aftermath of Katrina is "I Can't ell New Orleans Goodbye," where she sings that even tho "the birds and fish have left," and a "wall of water" took her lover away, her spirit and the spirit of the city itself, will never die.

Susan Wylde deftly uses her voice to convey her emotions to the listeners, and to allow them to identify with her thru good times and bad. That's the secret that makes "In The Light" such a cool listen! Until next time...Sheryl and Don Crow.

- Nashville Blues Society


Shambhala - Receiving airplay on the internet and on Blues, Jazz,College,Community,AC,
Radio Stations - worldwide
Evolution - successful pop CD - with various blues and jazz influences.
Absolute Voices 2 - Compilation disc - released across the globe. Features Susan Wylde and several Grammy winners - Alison Krauss, Sade, Norah Jones, Sarah MacLaughlin etc.
"In The Light" - Blues CD with some R&B and Soul Jazz influences. Features some of the world's top blues musicians . Receiving airplay in over 25 countries across the globe . It has ended up on the shortlist - consideration for a nomination - Blues album of the Year - 2012 Grammy Awards



Citing the diverse influences of Etta James, Bessie Smith, Billy Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Herbie Hancock, Mavis Staples, Dr. John among others, Susan Wylde possesses a multi-faceted alto voice that she commands with authority.
She has been nominated for various Canadian independent music awards - she won the 2012 EWorld Music Award - Jazz/Blues Artist of the Year , various songwriting awards, Hamilton Music Awards - Blues Artist of the Year 2011 and Producer of the Year 2011, and is currently on the shortlist - to be considered for a nomination - Blues Album of the Year - 2012 Grammy Awards.
She is the creator/producer of Goddess Charity Events - raising thousands of dollars for various charities. A track from her last CD - Shambhala was selected for the globally released compilation disc "Absolute Voices II" that also features Norah Jones, Sarah McLaughlin, Sade, Alison Krauss and others. Shambhala created a buzz in Asia, sold well in Canada, USA and Europe and was nominated for an Ontario Independent Music Award.
Susan's latest CD - "In The Light" - co produced by Wylde and Juno winner Jack deKeyzer, contains 12 tracks equally split between a range of covers and her vibrant and witty originals
Susan has recently reached #8 - blues artists on Reverbnation and has reached #3 on the Reverbnation "Hot" charts - this chart draws from all international artists on the Reverbnation charts. "In the Light" is being played on blues/roots/jazz radio stations in over 25 countries across the globe - including Canada, USA, UK, Europe, South America, Asia, Australia etc. It has reached the top 20 on the "Roots Music Report", entered the Living Blues Chart,and has reached the top 10 on the Blues chart in France.
See the Press section for the reviews of "In The Light" To see all of the reviews for "In The Light" , check out Susan Wylde's website

Susan has lived and/or performed in such culturally rich locations as Europe, Thailand, Hawaii, Japan and Cuba, USA, Canada, China, Bahamas. Susan is a classically trained pianist and a graduate of the Western Conservatory of Music. Her love of singing lead her into performing in musical theatre at a young age in Canada. Her previous CD, co-written with Eddie Bullen, is called ‘Shambhala’. The 14 tracks on this CD draw from blues as well as the jazz,pop,R&B. Susan’s songwriting and voice speak of clarity, vibrancy, emotional depth and soulfulness. "Not a copy act, she focuses attention on the individuality of her own artistic sensibilities. Susan's soulful voice, insightful lyrics and unique arrangements satisfy the senses" - Downbeat magazine. Shambhala has already been nominated for blues/jazz awards and many festivals in Canada and outside Canada have invited her to perform on their mainstage. Susan’s diverse influences include:Bessie Smith, Herbie Hancock, Joe Jackson, Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughn, Sting, Spyro Gyra, Steeley Dan, Etta James, Joni Mitchell, Mavis Staples, Dr. John, Eric Clapton,Jeff Healey, Rita Chiarelli, .One of Susan’s producing partners, Eddie Bullen, is a Juno award-winning producer, writer and performer. In 2008, Eddie was chosen for the job of music director for the Beijing Summer Olympics music gala. Susan has shared the stage or studio with the following musicians: Charlie Wilson, Julian Fauth, Delfeayo Marsalis, Gonzalo Rubalcaba, Hilario Duran, Simon Wilcox, Brian Griffith, Danny Lockwood, Emm Gryner, Esthero, Harrison Kennedy, Grace Kelley, Diana Braithwaite, Chris Whiteley, Jack deKeyzer, Jeff Rogers, Marissa Lyndsey, Adam Soloman, Adrean Farrugia, Kate Schutt, Eddie Bullen, Jochim Nunez, Ken Whiteley, Reg Schwager, Don Thompson, Roberto Sibony, Melissa McClelland, Kevin Dempsey, Mark Cashion, Cindy Fairbank,Dave McMorrow, Paul Reddick, Jerome Godboo, Alec Fraser, Dave Dunlop, Colleen Allen,Denis Keldie, Martin Aucoin. This year has been great for Susan Wylde. Highlights are : performing in Japan, New Orleans,Miami, New York City,Hawaii, Korea and Cuba ,opening for Grammy Award winner Delfeayo Marsalis. Susan is the Creator, producer and artistic director for Goddess Charity Events. These events have raised thousands of dollars for women’s and children’s shelters and have helped World Vision and several environmental charities.