Suzie Vinnick has always been a tremendous supporter of the Hornby Blues Workshop and was one of the first musicians who helped to shape the national profile of the Hornby Workshop itself. Suzie’s own reputation and career has seen triumph after triumph. She is a well pedigreed award -winner with multiple Maple Blues awards, Canadian Folk Music Awards and three Juno nominations. But as our Workshop instructor, whether it be in voice, song writing or bass, she brings so much more than award accolades to the table. In fact, her guitar work also could easily be a teaching tool for her at our Workshop as she is a complete musician. But it is her passion for Hornby and her genuine interest in teaching here that make her a valuable asset to our camp. No doubt her past playing experiences, whether they be as a finalist in the International Blues Challenge in Memphis, or her work to earn the CBC Saturday Night Blues Great Canadian Blues Award, that give her the expanded appreciation of how commitment and practise elevate performance. None of this is lost on the students who have attended our Workshop throughout the years and taken her classes. They would testify that her presence as a performer or as a teacher leave lasting impressions. Her experiences as a singer, song writer and musician have placed her in rarefied company in the Canadian blues scene and we are fortunate to have her return for our 20th Anniversary. If you want to improve your singing or want to develop that finesse between your voice and an instrument or maybe just want to work with a real diversified pro, then Suzie Vinnick’s classes is where you need to be.