Alexis P. Suter Band

Alexis P. Suter is the youngest daughter of Carrie and Albert Suter, and was born in Brooklyn, New York, United States.[4] She began singing in church at the age of four, and met the Mills Brothers and saw them perform in concert five years later.[4] Her interest in music developed at school where she learned to play the sousaphone, and expanded her knowledge of gospel music when attending different churches in her neighborhood.[4] She was also influenced by the work of Ruth Brown, whom she heard on her family's radio.[5] Suter also credited her mother as a source of musical inspiration, given that she had previously provided backing vocals for Mahalia Jackson, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Harry Belafonte, Mavis Staples and Dionne Warwick amongst others.[4][6] Suter released her debut single in 1990, Slam Me Baby,[7] recorded in a house music setting, which led her to become the first African American woman to be signed to Epic/Sony Records.[4] Years later the track was used on the Live & Remastered compilation album.[8] She later signed with Hipbone Records, releasing Shuga Fix, her debut album in 2005.[4] The same year she and her backing band caught the attention of Levon Helm, who invited them to open for him at his Midnight Rambles in Woodstock, New York.[5][9] In 2008, her third album, Just Another Fool, was released by Hipbone Records.[5] It included a guest appearance on piano by Ted Kooshian.[10] Suter has been a guest on The Artie Lange Show and Imus in the Morning, and...

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