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GEMS, Volume 2!
Monday, December 23  [ 7:00pm ]

The Sue Palmer Quintet gets in the holiday mood with vocalist Deejha Marie at Humphreys Backstage (Shelter Island)

Friday, December 27  [ 7:00pm ]

The Sue Palmer Quintet, featuring April West on trombone, plays the Encinitas Elks Lodge (1393 Windsor Dr., Cardiff By the Sea)

Sunday, December 29  [ 4:00pm - 7:00pm ]

The Sue Palmer Quintet plays Balboa Park, for the last bit of 2019, in front of The San Diego Museum of Art

Tuesday, December 31  [ 8:00pm ]

NYE with Sue Palmer & the Bees Knees, a 20s celebration aboard a 20s Hornblower Yacht, The High Spirits (sister ship to FDR's presidential yacht, the Sequoia.). Visit www.hornblower.com for more information.

Tuesday, January 7  [ 7:30pm ]
Let's start off 2020 with a BANG!
January 7, 2020 - 7:30pm
Album Release Party for GEMS, Volume 2, with Sue Palmer and Her Entire Motel Swing Orchestra + special guests - vocalists Sharifah (of Sharifah and the Good Thang), and Laura Jane (of The Tightenups), $10 door.

Tio Leo's
(5302 Napa, San Diego 92111)

Saturday, January 18  [ 5:00pm - 7:00pm ]

The Sue Palmer Quintet will be playing at Humphreys Backstage Happy Hour (Shelter Island).


Sue Palmer GEMS, Volume One
Purchase it from CDBaby and all of Sue's gigs
GEMS consists of 20 songs I have recorded since 1980, with various bands of mine, with others, and with special guests. My latest recording, one of 20, was done this year, and was recorded by my band, Sue Palmer & Her Motel Swing Orchestra, with Sharifah Muhammad on vocals, and Laura Chavez on guitar. This beautiful Candye Kane/Laura Chavez penned tune, is called "Don't Cry for Me, New Jersey." Candye was a prolific songwriter, but rarely performed this tune in her live shows. The other 19 are particular favorites of mine, over the years, from bands Ms.B.Haven(an all women's rock band from the late '70s), Tobacco Road (featuring Mr. Preston Coleman), Candye Kane, a country/rockabilly band called the Hayriders, and my current band, to bands that have hired me(Earl Thomas, 2000 Lbs of Blues, Missy Andersen). Special guests on this album include San Diego all stars like Daniel Jackson, Gilbert Castellanos, Rob Thorsen, Molly Stone (Stones Throw), Adrian Demain, and others.
GEMS, Volume One

Song List...
1. Down the Road a Piece
2. Black Beauty
3. Gertrude & Stein
4. Don't Cry for Me New Jersey
5. Interlude 1
6. Interlude 2
7. Killer Tiki Boogie
8. Honeysuckle Rose
9. Heartbreak Hotel
10. Why Did You Go Last Night?
11. Motel Mambo
12. Aloha Oe
13. Granny Run Run
14. Roll 'em
15. I've Been Walkin'
16. Walkin'
17. Sweet Lotus Blossom
18. These Boots Are Made for Walkin'
19. Get It
20. Ready for the River (Live)

"San Diego’s Sue Palmer is a pianist known to the world as the Queen of Boogie Woogie, and throughout the 20 selections on her dealer’s choice anthology, Gems Volume One, we find the sobriquet is hers alone to wear. A constant and vital presence on the local music scene for 30 years plus, Palmer’s energized style of of blues, swing, and jazz has delighted fans with keyboard work that is a wonder of rhythm and delicacy, two-fisted swagger and moaning blues holler, straight ahead improvisation and sweet doses of country and torch songs to make the evening’s entertainment a diverse delight. These tracks are choices Palmer has selected from the 20 albums she has recorded since 1980, recorded with a broad array of superlative musicians including Rob Thorsen, Candye Kane, April West, Gilbert Castellanos, and a slate of other players who add their distinct personalities to Palmer’s dedication to swing, stop and boogie." ...Ted Burke, San Diego Troubadour,  sandiegotroubadour.com


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