Sue Decker tackles difficult subjects on her new document ‘Keeping Time’

Victoria and Vancouver Island have a large amount of musical talent, and Victoria Buzz would like to spotlight some of the most effective and brightest regional artists and bands.

Just about every Monday, there will be a new ‘New Music Monday’ article to enable people today uncover and assist neighborhood artists and bands that are up-and-coming, very well recognized or hidden gems!

For this endeavour, Victoria Excitement has partnered with our fantastic pals at CFUV 101.9 FM, UVic’s campus radio station, to come across and decide on the musicians and bands for this typical column.

This week, Sue Decker is the New Tunes Monday highlight!

Sue Decker is a musician who started her journey in her 30s mixing the sounds of roots, blues, nation and Americana on a slide guitar. 

She started taking part in though residing in Edmonton at a neighborhood bluegrass jam and has considering that been nurturing her tablets for composing and participating in a mix of guitar and lap steel and has known as Victoria house for the past 10 several years. 

Decker just lately introduced her next studio album, Holding Time, which she recorded down in Nashville last summertime. 

Maintaining Time is an ode to Decker’s roots and her adore for blues, but it is infused with Americana that she states has been in comparison to the likes of the legendary Lucinda Williams. 

Given that 2019, when her very first album Outskirts came out, she claims the principal variance was in how she went about recording the songs. 

“The first one was accomplished in type of small bits about a period of likely a 12 months,” Decker informed Victoria Excitement. 

“Every track acquired a incredibly bespoke established of instrumentation and we took a great deal of time with the pre-manufacturing and that was a definitely terrific learning expertise.”

Comparatively, on Maintaining Time, she explained her producer insisted she perform the tracks live off the flooring throughout her recording periods and she received the whole album done in 3 times because of that. 

In addition to the variance in the recording system, Decker said several of the tracks off Preserving Time are more mature tunes of hers which she preferred to reinvigorate and bring to life far more than she was able to when she very first wrote them. 

“I made use of some of what I acquired from that to start with album to polish up individuals songs, so I come to feel like that is represented,” Decker described.

“There have been a couple that I wrote in the calendar year or two before recording it, but there is quite a handful of that arrived from the vaults.”

When questioned to highlight just one music that was special to her from the album, Decker states that “Adore Produced for a Life time” is especially sizeable for the reason that of what it is about. 

“It was inspired by my neighbours in Edmonton who were being an older pair and he ended up creating dementia,” claimed Decker.

“I was sort of this witness to the facet of watching that approach unfold and how it was for his spouse. They are just these a wonderful few.”

She included that her hired studio musicians in Nashville appreciated the simple fact that she was tackling some more durable subjects this kind of as this on the document. 

“It is undoubtedly a tearjerker, but I come to feel like it can help persons to know they’re not by itself in working with that working experience,” she stated. 

If you like what you listen to, you can come across Sue Decker’s tunes in complete on Bandcamp, Spotify and Apple Tunes

Decker has a pair reveals coming up on Vancouver Island ahead of she hits the highway to tour the album out in Alberta. 

She will be participating in a established as a duo with her husband or wife Gavin Hodgins accompanying her for a Victoria Folk Audio Culture clearly show at the Norway Home on Sunday, April 28th.

Decker will also be actively playing a present up in Port Alberni with a full band  at Char’s Landing on Saturday, Could 4th.


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CFUV is a non-revenue campus and group radio station that performs a ton of local tunes of all sorts across Vancouver Island. If you like to assist neighborhood new music they are an incredible useful resource with a plethora of new regional tunes in their arsenal. 

“I make the type of new music that does not get played on industrial radio and to have it go out on the airwaves, in particular regionally, implies a lot,” Decker stated. 

“I really recognize the time that it usually takes for volunteer hosts to set in to get music out there…It’s just for the like of it and it is for the soul.”

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