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Susan Latimer's Debut CD & Later Great New CD!

Steve Latimer 26 Jan 03 - 08:37 AM
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Susanl 26 Jan 03 - 01:33 PM
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Subject: Susan Latimer's Debut CD
From: Steve Latimer
Date: 26 Jan 03 - 08:37 AM

More Shamless Sis promotion.

Susan Latimer has released an acoutic CD of original material. More information, complete with some sound clips, bio and a review can be found here:

Susan Latimer Website

Yes, I'm biased, but I think that Susan is a wonderfully talented artist and this CD is a good example of her abilities as a singer, player and writer.


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Subject: RE: Susan Latimer's Debut CD
From: Tweed
Date: 26 Jan 03 - 09:18 AM

Good on Susan! You ain't being overly prejudiced Steve, your sister IS a wonderfully talented artist. Good luck and congrats to her on the debut CD.

Tweed


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Subject: RE: Susan Latimer's Debut CD
From: Susanl
Date: 26 Jan 03 - 12:23 PM

I probably have the greatest big brother in the world. And thanks Tweed for your nice comments. It's nice to get a boost. Off-stage sales have been good but I'm floundering around trying to figure out where I should send it to be heard outside of my own region. I'm new at this. I'm not sure if it's appropriate to ask this question here.. but just in case it is.. does anyone have any advice? If it isn't, ignore that last question.


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Subject: RE: Susan Latimer's Debut CD
From: mg
Date: 26 Jan 03 - 12:34 PM

there are threads with folk radio stations....KMUN astoria, KBOO Portland, KBCS Bellevue WA...come to mind..mg


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Subject: RE: Susan Latimer's Debut CD
From: michaelr
Date: 26 Jan 03 - 01:03 PM

PM Ron Olesko from WFDU. He may play it on his show.


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Subject: RE: Susan Latimer's Debut CD
From: Susanl
Date: 26 Jan 03 - 01:33 PM

Mary and Michael,

Thanks very much for your help. I'll follow up on those.

Susan


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Subject: RE: Susan Latimer's Debut CD
From: katlaughing
Date: 26 Jan 03 - 04:23 PM

Nah, nah., na, na, na...I've got the seedeee!! Oh, it's wonderful! Congratulations, Susan! Now I know why Rick Fielding sings your praises so much. Wow, woman! I was just telling Steve, it's hard for me to pick a fav. of your songs because I really like them all, but I think if I had to The ghosts are out would be it, followed by Whatever, then of course, I'd have to include the title cut Gray Matters, and, and...the rest of them, because they are all so well-written, sung, and played.

It sometimes take me a few times listening to get into stuff. I listened to this cd about 7 times yesterday and went to bed humming some of the tunes. That's a GOOD sign...memorable tunes!

Folks, if you like a little bluesy sound mixed with some strong yet lyrical guitar pickin' mixed in with a voice that can go from a hint of a whisper to that edge of just cutting loose you can't miss with Susan's CD. It's not all bluesy, though. And, the lyrics! Fast talking, smooth sliding, intelligent, funny, poignant, ironic...ya know there's something about Canadian women singer/songwriters, I think. While Susan has her own distinctive sound I would place her in my same favourites category that includes Ferron and Holly Near, though I don't think Holly is from Canada. She's got that same kind of strength and confidence which comes through, in your face or beside you, and then burrows right into your heart.

Susan, I worked for over twenty years at promoting my brother's classical symphonic music and songs. It is tough, I know. And, I know I don't really rate as any kind of known reviewer in this genre, (except I have attained geek status according to your big brother, which I am VERY proud of!) but you are welcome to use any of my words in your PR stuff if you think they might help. I do consider myself a well-trained classical music person, piano and violin, and I do have a good ear for all music. I've also got some suggestions which I will get sent to you by PM about promoting. In the meantime, I second the suggestion of contacting Ron Olesko and any other dj's you might know.

The music might reach my ears first, but then I listen with my heart and I know your music was written from your heart and your first CD is something you should be very proud of. Thanks so much for sharing it with me.

Kat LaFrance

Steve


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Subject: RE: Susan Latimer's Debut CD
From: GUEST,autopilot
Date: 26 Jan 03 - 04:35 PM

My nephew is in exactly the same situation...his website is landonpigg.com You may want to search out agent/managerial types who've got touring clients in need of an opening act. Try to schedule a showcase in Nashville. There's a club called 12th and Porter and the Exit/In which take and review unsolicited material. Oh yeah, the Bluebird Cafe has a process(and a website)by which you can submit material for a gig possibility. By the look of your CD it's obvious you're the real deal. Nashville is a good place because it's small, relatively inexpensive and an 'industry town' Get a list of call letters for all the 'NPR type' radio stations east of the Mississippi and tour! There's a club in Pittsburgh called 'the Club Cafe'. It's a very good showcase type club with great sound. Good Luck!


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Subject: RE: Susan Latimer's Debut CD
From: Susanl
Date: 27 Jan 03 - 12:36 AM

Thanks to everyone for your suggestions. They're excellent. I've located all the places you've mentioned. It's exactly the kind of help I've needed. And I found the Folk Music on the Radio thread which might have been there before but I hadn't seen it. That looks like it will be really helpful. The Mudcat really is an incredible place.

And to Katlaughing.... wow. Thanks. I'm really glad you liked it. Thanks for giving it so much of your attention. And for all the really, really nice things you said.


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Subject: RE: Susan Latimer's Debut CD
From: GUEST,Bigglesworth
Date: 27 Jan 03 - 12:43 PM

Like everyone else who has heard Susan's new CD I have a rotating favourite song. Some days it's the guitar lines of "Whatever" bouncing through my head and other days the lyrics of "Grey Matters" won't leave me alone. Today my favourite is "Hound Dog Hannah".

As one of Susan's biggest fans I am completely thrilled that her new CD is such a professional and quality recording. The CD has managed to capture not only the wonder of her lyrics but the spirit of her voice and overall sound. She blends voice and lyrics like no one else I have heard and each time I hear her perform, the soulfulness of her music affects me.

Anyone who has not seen Susan perform should do so as soon as possible. Contact me for information about joining the fan club. Oh yes .. and be sure to visit www.susanlatimer.com

Bigglesworth


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Subject: RE: Susan Latimer's Debut CD
From: Susanl
Date: 27 Jan 03 - 04:53 PM

Thanks Bigglesworth. I'm sure I must have met you at one of my gigs. I hope next time you come to hear me, you introduce yourself. Thanks for the great things you said. January is a dark month and every nice word I get helps me through it.

Susan


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Subject: RE: Susan Latimer's Debut CD
From: X
Date: 27 Jan 03 - 05:48 PM

I received my copy of Susan's new CD just before Christmas and it has become one of my favorite CDs. I could go on about her Janis Joplin like voice, her mastery of the slide guitar, that little lilt she has in her finger-style guitar playing or the fact that she wrote all the tunes on her CD!...but I won't. I'll just say.

"Do yourself a favor and go to Susan's site (Steve posted it above)and get a copy of her new CD 'Gray Matters' and enjoy."

Hugh


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Subject: RE: Susan Latimer's Debut CD
From: Susanl
Date: 28 Jan 03 - 11:31 AM

Thanks Hugh. I'm sure glad you liked it. Thanks to everyone for your support. It's a big boost.


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Subject: RE: Susan Latimer's Debut CD
From: GUEST,The Banjoest
Date: 28 Jan 03 - 01:38 PM

You're more than welcomed.

Hugh


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Subject: RE: Susan Latimer's Debut CD
From: GUEST,buck loco
Date: 29 Jan 03 - 12:21 PM

I have had the pleasure of hearing Susan live as well as hearing this c.d. "Grey Matters" and I'm very pleased with the result of both.
Great job all around. Susan is a talent that should never be overlooked.

Buck.


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Subject: RE: Susan Latimer's Debut CD
From: catspaw49
Date: 29 Jan 03 - 02:01 PM

Well, I guess I've waited long enough to respond to this one (and Steve's PM to me as well). I kinda' hate to jump right in at the beginning in this case because I have thought for several years that Susan Latimer is just great!!! I used to bug Steve about hearing more and all.....Let me explain.......

I first heard Susan on Rick's show several years ago. At the time I was on a dialup connection and as many recall, my phone lines in this village were actually installed by Alexander Graham Bell. I could never hear anything but snippets at times and the night I heard Susan was one of those really bad nights. At most I heard about 8 bars at a stretch and probably less than 64 overall, but I was immediately taken with her voice and her playing as well. At the time I couldn't even get enough of the show to find out who it was. Eventually I found out it was Susan. From that point on, Steve was good enough to keep me informed and send me clips of her.

Susan, you are a seriously gifted performer. You have a distinctive quality to your voice that I just love and it's tough to say anything beyond, "Sweet Jumpin' Jesus, this kid is GREAT!!!" I hope that others will find the same and put you on some shows like Ron's. A little playtime there would do wonders I'm sure. I will be getting the CD soon, it's at the top of my list. Whatever compliments you get here are well deserved and no more than you have earned. A beautiful job on the CD clips and I look forward to hearing the whole thing.

Spaw


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Subject: RE: Susan Latimer's Debut CD
From: Susanl
Date: 29 Jan 03 - 04:22 PM

Thanks to Buck and to Spaw. I'm kind of overwhelmed by the things people have said on this thread and very encouraged. I'm really impressed with the enthusiasm and support that musicians have for each other at Mudcat. I've had a few discouraging days this week but you guys have kept me going. Thanks for all your help.


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Subject: RE: Susan Latimer's Debut CD
From: katlaughing
Date: 11 Feb 03 - 11:44 AM

When I get a new CD, I like to listen to it, over and over; get to recognise and know the songs on it, etc.

I've had Susan's CD and the five CD Mudcat set for about the same time now and I have to say they get rotated evenly. Susan's just keeps growing on me; I am starting to sing along, learning the words and tunes and I love them more and more each time.

Thanks, again, Susan. To the rest of you, if you don't have this CD, you owe it to yourselves to get it and hear the works of this fine singer/songwriter.

kat


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Subject: RE: Susan Latimer's Debut CD
From: GUEST
Date: 12 Feb 03 - 02:33 AM


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Subject: RE: Susan Latimer's Debut CD
From: catspaw49
Date: 13 Feb 03 - 09:23 PM

Mine came the other day and I have listened to it over and over. As you can discern from my previous post, unless you're an idiot, I was previously kind of "enchanted" by Susan's voice and playing. Okay, well, nothing has changed. The girl is really fabulous and her songs are exceptional.

But I got to thinking as I listened that I am sure as sure can be about something else. Susan, I bet you've had people either tell you or indicate in some way that they wish your voice or sound was (insert polite qualifier here). Oh they really did like you but it's not exactly their (whatever=favorite type of music or other irrelevant crap). DO NOT try to adapt your sound or music to any of their suggestions. I got a theory about really fine singers and it goes like this:

Take someone with an excellent voice which lacks distinction and they are generally admired by all, but rarely make it to the top of the heap. Find an outstanding artist with something very distinctive about them and you get a huge group of lovers and fans, but also a group of naysayers. The naysayers say things like, "It's a good voice but he/she really would appeal a lot more if they would (whatever)." I have found that the sounds that appeal to many the most will trigger some kind of reaction and I'm never sure why. I guess distinction doesn't count in their mind. Billie Holliday was just another good voice to them that needed more balance between registers.

Well, I guess that ain't makin' much sense probably............... I hope it does. There is a lot of "you" in your voice; don't lose it! I think everyone needs to hear this CD and to hear the distinct sound of Susan Latimer. You sound terrific and I wish you great success. You already seem to have overcome the handicap of having an asshole for a brother so the sky's the limit!

Spaw


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Subject: RE: Susan Latimer's Debut CD
From: Steve Latimer
Date: 13 Feb 03 - 10:08 PM

'Spaw,

Just be sure to spell my name right.


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Subject: RE: Susan Latimer's Debut CD
From: X
Date: 14 Feb 03 - 10:58 AM

Hey 'Spaw,

That Asshole is a friend of mine!


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Subject: RE: Susan Latimer's Debut CD
From: Susanl
Date: 14 Feb 03 - 12:57 PM

Hey Catspaw49,

Thanks for your insight. It DID make sense to me and it came at a good time. I got three requests for Janis Joplin last night and I'm working Valentine's tonight in a bar that reminds me a lot of Moe's Tavern from the Simpsons. I've wasted a lot of energy lately worrying about being too much like one thing or not enough like another. Your timing is excellent. So, thanks.

And, oh yeah... Hey!!! That's my brother! Be nice.


Susan


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Subject: RE: Susan Latimer's Debut CD
From: JenEllen
Date: 10 Mar 03 - 11:48 AM

This little beauty showed up in my mailbox at just the right time. The good news is that it is just as wonderful when you are off pain-killers as when you are on them! (kidding)

I agree with everyone else on this thread, and just wanted to add a few things. Every few months (if I'm lucky) I come across a cd that is all-around perfect. Okay, maybe not perfect in the conventional sense, but it is cohesive and somehow 'right' from beginning to end. Jed's "Fall River" and Guy Wolff's "Out & About" are two recent ones like that. You listen from track to track and think "Well, of course..." Anyhow, the cd invariably ends up being hauled around from car to work to home and everyone in earshot gets an aural whiff of it.

Which brings me to a compliment I'd like to pass along...
I'm in the process of getting my bathroom remodeled and the house is continually full of folk. I was staying out of the way and quietly listening to this cd when the guy that was doing the plumbing came in and asked what I was listening to, and finally would I turn it up so they could all hear! Then he pauses for a minute and says "Ya know, such-n-such (some female singer I can't remember) sounds a lot like her..." and for about a half-hour, the guys who were SUPPOSED to be plumbing and tiling my bathroom are debating your merits. Janis Joplin isn't as smooth as you are, Mary Chapin Carpenter isn't as gritty, and LynnAnne Hyde doesn't have your range.....

Meanwhile, I'm brushing my teeth in the kitchen sink...

Congratulations on a job well done, Susan.

~Jen


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Subject: RE: Susan Latimer's Debut CD
From: Susanl
Date: 11 Mar 03 - 01:17 AM

Thanks JenEllen. I'm sure glad you like it. And thanks for the story about the renovators. It made my day. How's the bathroom coming along?


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Subject: RE: Susan Latimer's Debut CD
From: katlaughing
Date: 30 Jun 08 - 10:44 PM

Refreshing this for folks who may not know about Susan and her CD. I hadn't listened to it, recently. Put it on tonight and love it just as much as before. Brilliant songs, voice, and picking! Oh, that voice!!

I see she has come out with a new one, too. I'll have to check it out.

Well done, Susan.

kat


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Subject: RE: Susan Latimer's Debut CD
From: katlaughing
Date: 01 Jul 08 - 10:16 PM

I am listening to sample tracks from Susan's 2007 CD and she has done it again! A great CD with additional musicians adding a very nice touch. Check it out: She Don't Mean No Evil CD.


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Subject: RE: Susan Latimer's Debut CD & Later Great New CD!
From: katlaughing
Date: 16 Aug 08 - 08:57 PM

refresh


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Subject: RE: Susan Latimer's Debut CD & Later Great New CD!
From: katlaughing
Date: 06 Oct 08 - 10:46 PM

I love Susan's work, can't help myself! I have now found several videos of her on youtube. She is just so damn good! Check out She Don't Mean No Evil.

Fellow Canadians might really enjoy her song I Love This Town.

For a change of pace, listen to her doing Leaving It Too Late.

And, if you've got a hanky handy, listen to Why Won't You Come Back to Me?

And, she's beautiful, too! Yea, Susan!!!


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Subject: RE: Susan Latimer's Debut CD & Later Great New CD!
From: gnu
Date: 08 Oct 08 - 06:49 AM

Agreed!


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Subject: RE: Susan Latimer's Debut CD & Later Great New CD!
From: katlaughing
Date: 08 Oct 08 - 11:25 AM

Oh, good! I am glad you came on over to this thread, gnu! Thanks.


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