SUE MEDLEY BAND
Sue Medley & The Back Road Band are currently recording a new album with a release date later this spring. The new songs are a fresh interpretation of roots rock with a Southern aroma sizzling slide guitar, pulsing rhythms, beautiful ballads and stunning 4-part vocal harmonies.
One of Sue’s trademarks has always been the exceptional quality of the players she
tours with - and her new group The Back Road Band is no exception. This powerhouse 5-piece line-up includes veteran CBC producer / performer John Mang on keyboards, Art Van Volsen on the all electronic “V-Drums”, Anela Kahiamoe on bass, Lindsay Klassen on back-ground vocals, and Jeff Gillespie, acoustic, steel and electric guitarist extrordinaire. And of course, Sue on lead vocals, acoustic and electric guitars.
For her live shows, Sue has selected a compelling mix of her own hits, new songs, and upmarket arrangements of “dance ‘till you drop” radio favourites. All Sue Medley’s albums are available on iTunes and CDBaby.
Sue Medley can belt it out with the best of them. One night at New York’s Madison Square Garden, the singer did just that, joining Eric Clapton, George Harrison and others on stage for the all-star “Bobfest” tribute and roaring through a couple of Dylan numbers in a memorable performance with American heartland rocker John Mellencamp. But Medley’s ace up her sleeve – and what really sets her is the way she can turn a vulnerable lyric into the most heart-wrenching ballad you’ve ever heard. Tough and tender, sweet and seasoned - combining those qualities to establish herself as a formidable artist in the tradition of Southern-style icons like Bonnie Raitt and Melisa Etheridge.
Nicholas Jennings - Maclean’s Magazine