Bill Garrett & Sue Lothrop


About Bill Garrett & Sue Lothrop

Bill Garrett and Sue Lothrop"Two voices in perfect harmony."

That's how one music writer described the Montreal-based duo of Bill Garrett and Sue Lothrop. That rich vocal blend is the hallmark of a folk-music partnership that celebrates fine songwriting and a shared history growing up in rural Quebec.

Bill and Sue began their musical relationship after recording Bill's last solo CD, Seems To Me in 1999. The vocal magic and the distinctive musical approach that resulted have continued to evolve and these days, their tight harmonies, fine guitar picking and tasteful repertoire are winning over fans across the country.

Bill Garrett is a musical triple threat: a Canadian folk legend who is also well known as a producer and one of the founders of Toronto's Borealis Records. Well-known as a solo artist, he was also a staple on CBC Radio for 18 years, co-hosting Sylvia Tyson's folk program Touch the Earth and later producing The Entertainers and Six Days on the Road with musician-host David Essig. Since leaving the CBC in the mid-1990s, he has produced more than 65 folk, blues and jazz recordings.

Sue Lothrop started playing professionally in Montreal. She moved to the city from Quebec's Eastern Townships, where she had played in college folk groups with friends Allan Fraser and Brian Blain. Sue later went on to tour extensively throughout Canada and the U.S. both as a solo artist and with folk/rock group Rings and Things. Sue spent the better part of the 1980s and early 1990s raising her daughter Corina. Today she splits her time between doing therapeutic music animation for seniors and performing with Bill.

Since starting to perform together Bill and Sue have played clubs, concerts and festivals in Canada and the U.S. Their debut album as a duo “Red Shoes” was released in July of 2003 and has been receiving wide acclaim.

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"Two voices in perfect harmony."

"Red Shoes is a graceful and classy debut from this duo. Hopefully it is just the first of many more to come"

Les Siemieniuk, Penguin Eggs

"Garrett and Lothrop reveal themselves as eloquent interpreters time after time"

Greg Quill, Toronto Star

"A compelling selection of original tunes and covers, delivered without fuss or fanfare" ****

Patrick Langston , Ottawa Citizen