She Don't Mean No Evil
Susan Latimer Bio Folk magazine Sing Out! Says Susan Latimer is "original" and "impassioned," while Front Cover calls her "irresistibly engaging and utterly enthralling." However one describes Latimer, this Canadian songwriter is making a habit of drawing attention to her arresting folk-blues compositions and her inspiring performances. When it comes to songwriting, "her craft captures everything music misses today: depth of thought, truth, and endless imagery." (Dan Welsh, Hands On Music Company) Latimer grew up in a musical family just outside of Toronto and first picked up a guitar as a teenager after an uncle showed her how to strum a few chords on a mandolin. She was soon performing music as diverse as classical, folk, jazz, blues and rock. Since then she has become a regular on the Canadian club and festival circuit, and has opened for Ian Tyson and blues legend Paul James, among others. No matter the style, Latimer's music offers an honesty and openness that connects with listeners. That immediacy is complimented by artful guitar playing, wry and witty songwriting and a wonderfully emotive voice. "Grey Matters", her 2003 solo recording, received worldwide radio airplay and raves. Reviewers called the acoustic folk and blues album "remarkable," "stunning" and "transforming" with "songwriting [that] seems effortless." Susan has just completed another CD "She Don't Mean No Evil" with a four-piece band (Mike Tabares on guitar, Huck Balson on standup bass and Dan Reiff on drums) that is getting rave reviews from listeners. What People are saying about Susan Latimer: • Her gritty, bluesy songs walk the line between light and dark, wrapped up with a wry wit."... Mundy's Bay Folk Society • "When you blend music and honesty, melody with magic... Susan Latimer comes to mind"... Dan Welsh, Hands On Music Company • "Susan's guitar playing is superlative and her voice combines a bourbon-and-sandpaper rasp with the smoothness of brushed velvet. What stands above everything is the quality of the songs. Each track is reminiscent of some classic genre, moving smoothly from jazz to folk to bluegrass to blues while maintaining an impeccable quality of songwriting that leaves the listener transformed. The overall experience is stunning.".... Tk Band The Stivs.