SUZANNE SLAIR – Tickets – Neighborhood Theatre – Charlotte, NC – January 17th, 2018

SUZANNE SLAIR

Neighborhood Theatre & MaxxMusic present

SUZANNE SLAIR

Danielle Howle

Wed 1/17

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

Neighborhood Theatre

$12 adv/$15 dos

$3 Under 21 Surcharge at Door (Valid ID required for entry into venue. Under 18 permitted with parent.)

Accepted forms of ID: State Issued ID or Driver's License, Military ID, Passport.

SUZANNE SLAIR
SUZANNE SLAIR
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.

When CBGB's closed down in 2006, it marked the end of an era in NYC. That year also marked Suzanne's move to Austin TX, where she developed a deeper connection to her songwriting.

"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.

Suzanne eventually found L.A. to be more politically aligned with her beliefs and moved there in 2014, where, along with her music career, she became one of the very few animation models working in the huge movie industry.

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-winner John Keane.

Be it with her powerhouse vocals, or an eloquently carved down acoustic tune, her music is a force to be reckoned with.

Suzanne now happily calls West Hollywood home, where she lives with her wife, daughter and many animals.
Danielle Howle
Danielle Howle
True connection can only come about through pure, honest expression. It comes from knowing how to find a truth within and having the courage to unabashedly share it. As an artist-poet, Danielle Howle is a natural storyteller through song, and she makes the biggest impact by sharing simple truths. Her music comes from a place of self-awareness and is on a perpetual journey of self-discovery. She balances powerful style with conversational lyrics, sharing her honest experience of life.

Known for captivating audiences with her stunning vocal ability, contagious energy, and incredible songwriting skills, Danielle’s music ranges from country swamp blues to jazz to Americana. The South-Carolinian song belle has been compared to Flannery O'Connor, Patsy Cline, and Nina Simone. Reviewed 7 times in The New York Times, calling her “an extraordinary mind, a southern storyteller with a gorgeous sense of melody that should be pouring out of stereos everywhere.”

An effortless and deeply compelling performer, Danielle’s command of music is astounding; her intelligent writing deftly scales anything from ballads to rap to heavy soul. She combines introspective lyrics galvanizing mass appeal. Her sound contains definite influences from jazz, country, southern rock with a jam band danceability at live shows. As a self-taught musician, Danielle defies traditional structures, intuitively creating music that shines with her own idiosyncratic style.

Danielle has demonstrated prowess at every turn of her career, from her early band days to the eclectic acoustic and electronic detours she’s taken since; with a career spanning twenty years, she’s covered a lot of ground. Beyond her life as a singer-songwriter, she’s turned her hand to successful production, sound track collaborations with film makers, and a variety of commercial work. Danielle has an incredibly diverse range, the only constant perhaps being the beloved guitar she shares her stages with.

Danielle has opened for legendary musicians such as Bob Dylan, Bonnie Raitt, Sam Bush, The Avett Brothers, and Fugazi. She’s headlined countless shows and festivals, twice played at the New York City Music Hall, opening for the Indigo Girls, and has sold out rooms across the country, followed always by her ardent fan base. Well acquainted with being on the road, Danielle has toured in the US and abroad. She’s played at Sarah McLachlan's Lilith Fair, and has toured with Elliott Smith and Ani DiFranco, with Ani having described her as “a melodically nimble being.”

Danielle has rolled into 2017 with guns blazing, having most recently been on tour across the country with the Indigo Girls, supporting her new album recorded with her five-piece band. Four of Danielle’s numerous albums have been released on Amy Ray of the Indigo Girls’ indie label Daemon Records, with other releases on Simple Machines, Kill Rock Stars, and Valley Entertainment. Danielle’s latest EP, Pot of Water, is a collection of sonic experiments, pairing a number of different producers, studios, and techniques, including a track mixed by Grammy award-winning producer Malcolm Burn.

Considered by many to be South Carolina's best kept musical secret, Danielle Howle is a punk rock girl with the voice of a honky-tonk angel. Opening for such diverse acts as Bob Dylan, Ani Difranco, Fugazi, and Indigo Girls, she has garnered worldwide acclaim while somehow remaining under the radar of mainstream America. Now is the time for South Carolina to share it's secret with the rest of America.
Venue Information:
Neighborhood Theatre
511 East 36th Street
Charlotte, NC, 28205
http://www.neighborhoodtheatre.com/

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