Interview with SULFUR CITY vocalist Lori Paradis


On stage with Sulfur City, the vocalist, whose style has drawn comparisons to that of such female rock luminaries as Patti Smith and Janis Joplin, is in her natural habitat leading her four male bandmates, clutching a microphone, belting out the band’s signature blues-rock sound while often brandishing an electric washboard aptly christened Woogie Board.

Away from the spotlight, Paradis is equally in the forefront, handling everything from the Sudbury-born band’s public relations to nailing down studio time to record the soon-to-be-released album, Talking Loud.

“When it comes to moving the band forward, I am the one that does it,” Paradis told The Sault Star in an interview this week from Sudbury. “I don’t know if it is because I’m the front person or I’m just that type of person that happens to be aggressive that way and wants to move forward. The whole idea is, if I don’t do it, who is going to it? So I might as well do it.” – Jeffrey Ougler READ THE INTERVIEW HERE