The Alexis P. Suter Band
Friday, Feb 22, 2013 10:00 PM EST
Iridium, New York, NY
When the great Bluesman B.B. King first heard Alexis P. Suter sing a few years ago, he was visibly impressed – and said so after her opening set for him at BB Kings NYC. Shaking his head in wonder in his characteristic way, he remarked: “It’s a rare thing to share the stage with great talent like that young lady.”
The Alexis P. Suter Band has earned similar accolades from other well-known musicians and performers, including Levon Helm of The Band.
A true vocal phenomenon, bass/baritone powerhouse Suter and her band began wowing audiences in the northeast as regular performers at Levon Helm’s Midnight Ramble Sessions in Woodstock, NY. “She is one of those wonderful spirits, she’s got her arms around you, you can feel that,” Helm has said.
Since then, they have been in constant demand at North American festivals including, The Toronto Waterfront Blues Festival, The Cincinnati Blues Festival, FloydFest in Floyd, VA, The Kitchener Blues Festival in Kitchener, Ontario, Briggs Farm Blues Festival, PA; The Pocono Blues Festival; The Vermont Blues Festival, The Salmon Arm Roots and Blues Festival in British Columbia and The Columbia Blues Festival in Columbia, SC.
As special guests of The Levon Helm Band, the Alexis P. Suter Band played to sold-out audiences at the Beacon Theater in New York City, Bethel Woods Center For The Arts, The Paramount Theatre in Asbury Park, NJ and Central Park’s Summerstage. The band also appeared on Imus in the Morning. At Floydfest in 2010, where they played on the same day as the Levon Helm Band, Suter was invited up to sing on “The Weight”, with Levon, which closed Helm’s show.
During the fall of 2009, the band toured Italy as part of Blues Al Femminile. In 2009, the band was also showcased at New York City’s River and Blues concert series and at the New York State Blues Festival, where Dan Aykroyd aka Elwood Blues joined them onstage for a rousing rendition of “Got My Mojo Workin’.”