Tickets: $27 + SC + HST
Suzie Ungerleider & Jim Bryson
Hotel Wolfe Island / Wolfe Island Commons are thrilled to be hosting a very special concert event with two iconic Canadian songwriters, as part of our month-long celebration — March of Arts.
Fresh off leading a weekend songwriting workshop at the Hotel, Suzie Ungerleider and Jim Bryson will play a matinee concert, Sunday March 26, at 4pm in the Piano Room. Tickets are limited for this intimate, one-show-only performance, which will feature works from both artists' critically acclaimed catalogues.
Presented with Collective Concerts.
Born in Northeastern US and raised in Western Canada, Suzie Ungerleider began performing under the name Oh Susanna in the mid-1990s, winning instant praise for striking voice and poetic songcraft. Suzie had been quietly working as a clerk at a Vancouver library when in 1996 she self-released a cassette tape of seven songs recorded for just $200, and found herself besieged by music industry executives and agents after performing a tiny set at a local club. For over two decades, thousands of shows, and ten critically acclaimed albums, Suzie’s gloriously emotive, crystalline voice, her bewitching performances and her fierce song-writing have consistently captivated audiences, her peers and the press. She is the recipient of a Genie Award for Best Original Song and a Canadian Folk Music Award for English Songwriter of the Year. She has been nominated for three Juno Awards and four Canadian Folk Music Awards for Best Solo Performer, Best Contemporary Singer, and English Songwriter of the Year. Suzie’s latest album, entitled My Name is Suzie Ungerleider, is her first release under her given name and has recently been nominated for a Juno for Best Contemporary Roots Album of the Year. Suzie lives in Vancouver with her husband, her daughter and their dog Willow.
Jim Bryson is a National Folk Award nominated Canadian Singer-Songwriter and Record Maker.
He has released a number of recordings in all kinds of popular formats and in places all over the map. His most recent release is 2022’s “Country Wifi”: a hushed pile of beautiful whispers and gently considered lyrical ruminations. Jim also has an ongoing project, a series of $30 singles called “Survival Tactics”, meant as an offset to the pennies per glass Spotify/Streaming world we now live in. Jim’s 2000 Debut “The Occasionals” was recently (May 2022) named a Top 10 record of the 2000s by Americana UK!
Aside from singing and strumming his own golden hits, Jim produces records out of his Fixed Hinge Studio Recordings shed. His production work has been acknowledged by The Juno Awards, The Canadian Folk Music Awards and The Americana Music Awards. Recent releases of note are Juno Nominee Suzie Ungerleider’s “My Name Is Suzie Ungerleider”, Kathleen Edwards’ “Total Freedom”, Ken Yates’ “Cerulean”, and Good Lovelies Singer Caroline Marie Brooks’ solo debut “Everything at The Same Time”. In Jim’s former lives, he traveled extensively as a side player for artists such as Kathleen Edwards, The Weakerthans and The Tragically Hip.
Jim lives with his partner and children in his old family homestead in the once quaint Stittsville, Ontario.