|Biography: In November 2009, Susie released a new Christmas single entitled “Miracle of Christmas Love.” The genesis for the song was an article in which the writer predicted that, because of the hard economic times, people would be celebrating a simpler, more old-fashioned Christmas this year. With her usual songwriting finesse, Susie embraces this theme, while creating a song that is uplifting and heart-rending.
Returning to her rock and roll roots in early 2009, Susie's Naked Dreams album is an eclectic collection of 14 songs that spans the gamut of musical genres and lyrical themes. Whether it be a soft love song or a hard heart-breaker; an enchanting vignette or a bold outpouring of raw emotion; a simple idea or a deep philosophical thought, this collection is sure to tease the ears and stimulate the minds of music lovers of all kinds. Best of all, the CD showcases the impressive talents of producer and guitarist John Inmon.
Susie’s debut album, Kalypso, was released in 2007 and has been described as “world folk” and beautifully showcases her unique vocal style. From sweet and ethereal to rich and emotive, the euphonic tenor of Susie’s voice is sure to please the ear and pull on the heartstrings. Hollywood actress Mamie van Doren selected the title track for her Goddess Video.
In performance, Susie’s repertoire includes originals, along with obscure and popular cover songs. She has performed in venues across Texas, New Mexico, Vermont, New Hampshire, and New York.
Originally from New Hampshire, Susie moved to Texas in 1984 and currently resides in Horseshoe Bay with her husband, Gene, and their two sons. Her singing career began at the age of 7 in church and school choirs. When 12, she received a pawn shop guitar as a gift and began learning the basics from a family friend. Before too long, she was accompanying herself in talent shows. A couple of years later, her father built a Heathkit organ and she enrolled in organ lessons.
A Summa Cum Laude graduate of the University of Texas-San Antonio, Susie holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and is currently pursuing a Master's degree at the Middlebury College Bread Loaf School of English in Middlebury, Vermont. She also writes poetry and is working on a novel. A former marathon runner, Susie continues to make running an essential part of her day.