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Wilde is from the wilds of a small northern Ontario town, but she
has been found singing everywhere from small logging and mining towns at
coffee houses, funeral parlors, and blues joints and all the way to large
festivals, house concerts and bars in bustling metropolises. She has just
released & produced her second album which consists of all original blues
and jazzy compositions, which will be released the summer of 2009.
She is a powerful and intense vocalist, a rare voice that speaks from the primal soul. Sunday is a songwriter who explores the subjects of grief, addiction, love and the torment of social and family dysfunction. Her lyrics and delivery make it abundantly clear that she speaks from experience and authority. Sunday writes from the heart and draws from observations of personal interactions and emotions.
Sunday Wilde’s 4th release steps out of the blues onto the edge of a variety of roots music with her new album, recorded in the wilds of Northern Ontario at a remote hunting lodge.
“Down the Road Alone” the first track in the selection of songs, is a slow blues tune capturing the remote sadness of living in the north. Another is a fast rollin’ rockin blues number, "Shaken down” stands out in the mix with the story of a woman deceived by a lover. Roots flavored “There was a time” in a 50’s city style where a woman moves on from what she thought was real love, but it wasn’t. Within the selection is a love song that will resonate with many “No matter how far” a delicate vocal that speaks to a long distance love.
Sunday shares her distinct vocals and emotionally charged lyrics with a
creative team of musicians with this new album. David West, international
guitarist, plays instinctively on every piece, subtly coloring with riffs
gleaned from his world knowledge of music. Seasoned upright jazz player,
Rory Slater also joins in to add solid jazz flair. Guest musicians include,
Sunday’s son Dawson Paulson who plays percussion drum brushes on a vintage
metal mailbox. Virgil Denmark adds interesting violin pieces giving it an
eerie and often classical flair and Janice Matichuk on accordion, and Reno
jack plays acoustic guitar and artistically puts the “Sun Studio” sound on
the project as producer. Sunday’s last album, also available on CDBABY
received international accolades and awards such as the IMA’s Voters Choice
Award for Best Blues Song, and is listed in the Roots Music Report Top 100
Blues Albums of 2011and continues to be played on worldwide roots and blues
stations. She has recently won Best Female Blues Act of the Year on SevernFM
(UK), was the only Canadian Blues Woman to record at the inaugural
International Women in Blues in Clarksdale, Mississippi and will be touring
to Europe in 2013.
She bring unique styles together that blend a variety of influences such as Bessie Smith, Big Bill Broonzy, Johnny Cash and Ruth Brown.
On her debut recording with Reno jack she has a unique expression exploring themes of grief, love, ecstasy, torment, addiction and perceptions of the world.
"She performs traditional and original music. I have heard the music and I am impressed. I am a huge supporter of original music. As we all should be" Molly Johnson
Favorite Blues Artists and Bands: Ruth Brown, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Billie Holiday, Nina Simone, Bessie Smith, Little Ester Philips, Big Maybelle, Mississippi John Hurt, Big Bill Broonzy....etc....