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Will Rogers Awards. Best Western Swing Song. Susie Blue And The Lonesome Fellas

Publicat in: 10.04.2016, 06:36AM
Autor: Richard Constantinidi
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Etichete: Best Western Swing Song, Susie Blue And The Lonesome Fellas, Will Rogers Awards
Will Rogers Awards. Best Western Swing Song. Susie Blue And The Lonesome FellasWestern Swing band Susie Blue and the Lonesome Fellas was awarded "BEST SONG" in the Western Swing category by the Academy of Western Artists this past weekend in Fort Worth Texas  for their rendition of"Love is a Lingering Thing" by Cindy Walker, from their new self-titled album released in June 2015.  

The AWA is a western music organization and this was the 20th year of their Will Rogers Western Awards, recognizing the best in western music.

Not only has the band been getting great reviews and hitting the charts, but they have been crossing over many genres with airplay on over 500 radio stations internationally, including Americana, Country, Jazz, Roots, Folk, and Alternative stations. They have been featured by BBC Radio and by NPR on Michael Feldman's "Whad'ya Know?", and you can listen to the 12 minute recorded NPR interview and performancehere.

They have also been listed in the top 10 most popular and BEST SELLING Western Swing CD's at CD Baby for the past 6 months in the Western Swing and Retro Swing categories, and  the band's new CD  has been listed on several "Best Albums of 2015" lists including publications like DownBeat Magazine, who gave them 4.5 stars,Something Else Reviews who listed them as the #1 Jazz Album in the US for 2015,

The Aquarian Magazine who listed them in the top 10 Americana CD's,  Swingin' Westwho put them in their Top 10 Western Swing albums, and several radio stations lists, including Chicago's WDCB  Top 10, and George Grahams list on WVIA.

"Susie Blue and the Lonesome Fellas includes some of Chicago's best Jazz and Country players.  The group is pure Cowboy Jazz, and Miles adds a lively vocal style that brings to mind a winning blend of Patsy Cline and Billie Holiday. " - DownBeat Magazine 

"Vocalist Solitaire Miles comes out of the Patsy Cline tradition.   She sings Western Swing material with warm highs and holds her lows neatly.  There's a jazziness about Miles's phrasing, but she holds fast to a sound reminiscent of roadside bars where just three people are left near closing at the pinball machine.” Marc Meyers, Jazz Wax/Wall Street Journal

"Susie Blue and the Lonesome Fellas is a new album of Western Swing which is popular with many folks, and I do think this group does it very well, it's a lovely album." -Marie Crichton BBC Radio

"In her home base of Chicago Solitaire Miles boasts an avid following as a singer equally at home with country and swing. Given that combination of styles, it’s no surprise—but an unexpected delight—to hear what she can do with western swing. In her guise as Susie Blue she deploys her warm, sultry voice on choice material, strictly top drawer fare, from some of the most important songwriters in western swing history..."  David McGee, Deep Roots Magazine

"You can't listen to western swing and not smile, it's impossible not to smile, it's feel good music. Her voice is wonderful, what an instrument." - Michael Feldman, NPR "Whad'ya Know?"

Solitaire Miles – “Susie Blue And The Lonesome Fellas” 

A Merging Of Western Swing And Vintage Jazz In The Style Of Patsy Cline, Patty Page, Mary Ford And Kay Starr.

(Seraphic RecordsStreet Date: 06/05/2015

Featuring: Solitaire Miles – vocals,  Neal Alger – guitar and vocal,  Eric Schneider – sax,  Stuart Rosenberg – fiddle,  TC Furlong – slide,  Larry Kohut – bass,
Phil Gratteau – drums
Official Video: 

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