Toronto, ON - Canadian roots, country and blues artist Suitcase Sam is pleased to announce the recent release of his remastered/repackaged EP 'Get It To Go' on Curve Music.
The seven-track EP is laden with guitar pickin' and twinkly, jangly piano punctuated with the occasional horn and kazoo charming listeners with its nostalgic sound and unique vocals.
"The Sweetest Hippopotamus", a fan favourite off of the EP, was adapted into a BravoFACT short-film of the same name in 2012. The soundtrack went on to win Best Soundtrack Short award at the AOF International Film Festival. Suitcase Sam appears as himself in the film which can be viewed here.
Perpetually mysterious, Suitcase Sam had this to say about himself: "There is a whole symphony of Suitcase Sams. There's the wee-hours, suit-wearing, parlour singer. Then there's the road-hardened troubadour, who lives his life out of someone's "borrowed" suitcase. Regardless, Sam is a constant eccentric who is never tardy and certainly earlier than these times would knowingly permit. He is the something else you are searching for. That's it. That's enough."
Fans old and new can look forward to hearing a lot more from Suitcase Sam when he releases his debut full-length album 'Goodnight Riverdale Park' on Curve Music in the fall.
Marty's review: Suitcase Sam's EP is a treat for fans of traditional roots music. Sounding like it's coming straight out of an old honky tonk bar or speakeasy, Sam presents 7 tracks of pure nostalgia with mostly acoustic instruments of guitar, piano, trumpet and few other interesting implements, plus a vocal style that is his own and easy on the ears, this is not only a fun and playful set of tunes but here is an artist that is pining for recognition.
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