This spoken-word and music fusion is a spooky, ironic retelling of some of Peach's experiences as a Canadian woman working as a welder in the construction and maintenance of power plants sin the USA. Suitcase Local is an adaptation of the ensemble's touring folk opera of the same name. The poetic narrative by Peach and the original score, by Alexander Varty (guitar) and Andreas Kahre (percussion), weaves blues, new music, abstract soundscapes, and West African riffs into an eery and beautiful portrait of place. Hilary Peach is a writer, audio poet, recording artist, arts activist, and producer. She has performed at events that include the Vancouver International Folk Music Festival, Montreal's Festival Voix d'Ameriques, and the Poetry International Festival in Rotterdam. Her debut recording, an exquisite audiophile CD called Poems Only Dogs Can Hear (2003) suspends surreal vignettes inside a matrix of music. Publications include 10 Flowered Cactus (1996), Love is a Small Town (2001), and inclusions in various anthologies and magazines. Hilary Peach is the founder and Artistic Director of the Poetry Gabriola Festival on Gabriola Island, BC.