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Showing posts with label Sunday Wilde. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Sunday Wilde. Show all posts

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Hwy 11 Records artists: Sunday Wilde & Reno Jack - Two - New Release Review

I just had the opportunity to review the most recent release, Two, from Sunday Wilde and Reno Jack and it's colorful. Vocalist/ piano player, Sunday Wilde leads the way on opener, Howlin' Wolf's Howling For My Darling with guitars by Steve Koch and Johnny MacLeod, bass by Reno Jack and drums by Cleave Anderson. I really like Jack's interpretation on Moonlight Rising which is like a cross between Lou Reed and Roger Waters. Very cool. Shuffle track, 5-10-15 Hours has a super blues feel pairing Jack and Sunday on a cool duet. MacLeod's bass work and light brush strokes of Anderson are a nice backdrop for a cool jazzy guitar lead. Bluesy ballad, No Matter How Far features Sunday on lead vocal and piano in her best vocal track on the release. Wrapping the release is duet, Leaving On Your Mind which really sets off Jack and Sunday against Jack's bass playing. A solid closer for an interesting release.

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Thursday, August 25, 2016

Hwy11 Records artist: Sunday Wilde - Blueberries and Grits - New Release Review

I just received the newest release, Blueberries and Grits, from Sunday Wilde and it's sassy. Opening with New Orleans flavored, Show Me A Man, Wilde's trademark vocal style and piano finesse blends nicely with the trumpet work of Roger Reupert and backed by Sturgis Nikides on dobro, Reno Jack on bass, Rickey "Quicksand" Martin on drums. Latin spiced, Early In The Morning, a Louis Jordan track, is one of my favorite tracks with April Mae on washboard and Dave Fecca on acoustic guitar. Momma's Drinkin's Done has traditional boogie lines featuring strong vocals blanketed in Reupert's trumpet and Wilde's own piano work. Simple rocker, That Man Drives Me Mad, has primitive roots with Mandy Lemons on backing vocals. Billy Earheart's Cottage Pump Organ teamed with Wilde's piano work gives it an interesting sound blended with pop punk phrasing. Radio style track, Too Many Troubles, has a catchy melody and features some nice acoustic guitar work from Johnny Cass. Willie Dixon's John The Conquer Root, has a swampy feel with really bluesy vocals and piano work by Wilde and again featuring Nikides on dobro and Reupert on trumpet. Another Latin number, Daddy Daddy, keeps the accompaniment light with April Mae on washboard and Gary Vincent and Cass on acoustic guitar. Wilde really squeezes it on this one giving it an extra boost. Bessie Smith's Sorrowful Blues is up next and Wilde's piano work with Nikides' slide work highlights Wilde's vocal work nicely. One Of These Days is a cool duet with Reno Jack. This is a quiet little calliope kind of songs with Nikides on dobro and Earheart on Cottage Pump Organ. This track has a simple beauty setting it apart from the rest. Wrapping the release is Come On In, a spiritual track, done with full vocal backing by Watermelon Slim, Lemons, and Gary Vincent. With Earheart on organ and Robert Hughes on an old Stella, this is a super closer for a unique release.

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Saturday, May 18, 2013

He Gave Me A Blue Nightgown - Sunday Wilde - New Release Review

I just received the newest release, He Gave Me A Blue Nightgown, by Sunday Wilde and it's pretty hot! Opening with Down The Road Alone, Wilde plys her captivating vocal style over piano and the equally haunting slide work of David West. Captured Me is a piano boogie under the vocal strength of Wilde. Again West adds a nice touch on guitar. No Matter How Far is a strong vocal track with traces of American Roots. Love Bender is a heartfelt ballad that is appealing on another level. Also adding accordion by Janice Matichuk in an unusual manner adds significant interest on this track. Virgil Denmark also adds texture with violin on this track. There Was A Time is another refreshing track with light accompaniment by Denmark as well Dawson Paulson on percussion. Tell Me To Hush has a distinct period sound that is enchanting. Again the instrumental backing remains light and interesting. I Guess I Didn't Hear You Right is another strong entry. A ballad showing strong melody and creative guitar effects for texture makes this one of the best on this release. Blue Spirit Blues closes the release with an acapella effort. This is the most direct blues track on the release and cluttered with percussive sounds adding to the overall effect of one of the best blues tracks that I have heard from Wilde.  

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Thursday, July 21, 2011

Sunday Wilde Winner in 10th Independent Music Awards Vox Pop poll

The Fans have spoken. Atikokan based blues artist Sunday wilde, with her tormented raw style is amongst the established and rising stars named as winners in The 10th Independent Music Awards Vox Pop poll, the fan-determined portion of the influential international awards program for independent bands and fans.

In addition to announcing this award, Sunday wilde is also announcing the launch of her new website, where you can go and listen to the Award winning song “That man drives me mad”, watch videos, find out about upcoming shows and more. The site address is

More than 57,000 music fans from around the world voted online for their favorite
self-released and independent label artists culled from the 250 Nominees in more
than 70 Album, Song, Music Video and Design categories.

More than 75 percent of these “people’s voice” selections differed from those named in February by The 10th IMAs’ artist and industry judging panel that included Tom Waits, Suzanne Vega, Ozzy Osbourne, Aimee Mann, Seal, Anthony DeCurtis (Rolling Stone), Kevin Lyman (Warped Tour), and Bill Bragin (Lincoln Center) among many other music industry professionals.

Program details, entry forms and a complete list of Winners, Nominees and Judges are available at

Now in its 11th year, The Independent Music Awards is a prestigious international program that connects top ranked artists to new audiences and revenue opportunities. The IMAs yearlong promotions distribution and performance opportunities place winners and nominees in front of millions of Fans, Programmers, Talent Buyers, Film, TV & Gaming Music Supervisors, Media and other gatekeepers.

“The IMAs celebrate artists who follow their own muse and the music fans who support them,” said Executive Director, Martin Folkman. “The Vox Pop award is one of the many ways the program motivates fans to discover and support incredible independent talent, which is the purpose of The Independent Music Awards,” Folkman said.

Submissions for The 11th annual Independent Music Awards program must be received by October 14th, 2011 to be considered for the upcoming program.

Artists credit The IMAs with increased exposure among industry and fans. Past winners and nominees include: Jackson Browne, Holly GoLightly & The Brokeoffs, Cursive, Hoots & Hellmouth, The RaRa Riots,
The Trews, Marco Benevento, Lacuna Coil, The Cliks, Son De Madera, The Dollyrots, The Flatlanders, The Very Best, God Forbid, Denque Fever, Jamie Lidell, Speech, Ike Turner and Joan As Police Woman.

Monday, May 16, 2011

What Man ?? Oh That Man

Sunday Wilde’s newest CD is a soulful mix of tormented love, no good men and strong women that survive.
A heady concoction of new meets old, Wildes own unique voice mixes sweet innocence with a dusky raspy edge that conjures up images of early Ethel Waters and Sister Rosetta Tharpe.
The opening song “That man drives me mad” is a hard driving honkey tonk tune while Sundays Midnight Blues invokes the quintessential metaphor of the dank ,smoke filled bar, last call and a lone piano player while Sunday sings to a friendless room.
Time to say Goodbye rounds out this collection with a lilting expressive ballad complemented by David West’s classical guitar accompaniment and Ronnie Howard on Bass.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Sunday Wilde Nominated for Independent Music Award

Home Base: Atikokan, Ontario, Canada
Genre: Blues Jazz
Categories Entered: Blues Song
Work Submitted: “That Man Drives Me Mad”
Artists Featured: Ronnie Hayward plays upright gut-stringed double bass (Rockabilly Hall of Fame, Nervous Fellas, Bughouse Five, Herald Nix) and David West (The Papa Duke Band – Ukraine) David plays a custom-made double-sided guitar with nylon strings on one side, and fretless steel on the other.
Label: Unsigned
Influences: Musical influences are my pain and observations of the emotional condition more than any band or artist. But as far as artists go: Big Maybelle Smith, Ruth Brown, Bessie Smith, Nina Simone, Billy Holiday
What’s the meaning of your name? The meaning of Sunday – I wanted to capture the feeling one has when one has a day off to rest, putter, contemplate, or pray (if they feel the need). So many community/family activities happen on a Sunday, which are great. Wilde – Reno Jack, my previous band mate, woke up one morning and said my last name should be Wilde. So I took it on.
Describe your nominated work: That Man of Mine Drives me mad: Every woman who has ever been in love, and has had the man drive them crazy, moans, sighs, and talks to their mother about it. I wanted to sum up the emotions that a woman would go through with loving someone that drove them crazy: anger, intensity, erotic, etc. I feel that many women can relate to the song, and as I’ve discovered, many men love the song too.

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