Grab Your Partner for The Red Rocket Two Step!
The Red Rocket Two Step
Take a rollicking musical ride on a vintage Toronto streetcar with Sue and Dwight and their latest single "The Red Rocket Two Step”. The song is a story about someone riding a Red Rocket, as the streetcars were known, and becoming caught up in a square dance.
The duo’s new single is a bit Texas swing and a bit Django and a departure for the socially conscious songwriters. As Dwight notes “We loved riding Toronto’s old Red Rocket streetcars. One day we noticed that with the often jerky starting and stopping of the cars, riders walking down the crowded aisles looked like they were doing a square dance, do-si-do-ing their way to get to a seat.”
The song was created during the duo’s Lockdown Songwriting Sessions. Determined to create an appropriate musical accompaniment, they drew on the Texas Bob Wills influences they were exposed to during their long residency at Toronto’s iconic Cameron House. The duo enlisted Tony Laviola (Marc Jordan, Ron Nigrini) to join them with a rousing double bass.
So...Grab your partner for The Red Rocket Two Step!
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About Sue and Dwight
Although Sue and Dwight were born too late to be part of the folk revival of the 1960’s their music embodies the spirit of that time. Winnipeg born and Toronto based, both are songwriters whose work focuses on themes of peace, courage, and social justice.
With one foot planted solidly in folk music, Sue and Dwight comfortably step out into pop, gospel, and the blues Their three CD’s and numerous singles reflect on their prairie roots, their experiences in Canada’s largest city, and their travels to rural areas of east Africa.
Sue and Dwight have performed in clubs across Canada and have been mainstays of the Toronto Subway (TTC) busking program for over a decade. Since 2020, they have reached new audiences across North America and into the UK with over 170 weekly online shows of original music as well as monthly shows featuring songs from the 1960’s and 1970’s.