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Friday Night Live: Sue Turner

  • The Carrot Community Arts Coffeehouse 9351 118 Avenue Northwest Edmonton, AB, T5G 0N3 Canada (map)

The road that led Sue Turner to a life as a singer-songwriter was far from a straight line. She moved to San Francisco in the 80's to study medicine, where the power of music, art and activism did not escape her attention. On her 38th birthday at Vancouver's legendary Blues club, The Yale, she had an epiphany that started her love affair with music. Over the last nearly 2 decades, she has combined medicine and music, until now. She says, "there is no appropriate age or time to shoot yourself out of a rocket into your biggest dreams, so how about now ?” This highly motivated, passionate and unstoppable doctor turned musician is out to fulfill on her new mantra, “Let’s get carried away !”

Sue has recorded 2 albums, most recently, Later is a Lie, a collection of sublimely humorous, quirky and lyrically poignant tunes, produced by Vancouver's renowned John Ellis. What you experience when you hear Sue’s music is a unique and intimate sound that sits somewhere between the two tremendously expressive worlds of acoustic singer-songwriter and contemporary jazz and blues. Her performances are infused with a warm, listenable familiarity. She tells the truth in a way that at first may go unnoticed. By the end of the evening, you have been drawn into a world where authenticity rules. 

The Sue Turner Band duo features Sue Turner and Bruce Fraser. With keyboard, guitar, mandolin and dulcimer (yes the dulcimer), they perform her original tunes and some of the greatest cover tunes they have ever heard.

Cover is $5

Earlier Event: April 26
Babes in Arms