Suzie Ungerleider of Oh Susanna; photo by Heather Pollock
Suzie Ungerleider of Oh Susanna; photo by Heather Pollock

INDIEcent Exposure #13 — Canadian Roots Songstress Oh Susanna at The BarN

September 24, 2015

She’s driving over 400 miles to sing for you. Just for you.

We spoke with Suzie Ungerleider, eponymous member of Oh Susanna, about her new album, “Name Dropper,” which is a triumph of creativity, community, and collaboration. You’ll fall hard for her infectious laughter and optimism. Powerful medicine (along with the aforementioned community and collaboration) in her fight against breast cancer, diagnosed just in time to interrupt the final stages of the release’s production.

In addition to our conversation, we play “Wait Until The Sun Comes Up” and “1955.”

Saturday, September 26
6 pm doors, music at 7 pm
The BarN
1401 Green River Road, Williamstown
$10 donation, 100% goes to the artist

From her bio:

Suzie Ungerleider began performing as Oh Susanna in the mid-1990s, crafting a persona that matched the timeless qualities of her music, sounds that drew from the deep well of early 20th Century folk, country and blues, yet rooted in her finely-honed storytelling skills. This Canadian songstress has a voice that can pierce a heart of stone. Her superbly crafted songs often tell stories of troubled souls who rebel against their circumstances to attain a quiet dignity. These are tales of longing and love, of small town joys and pains, of our simple feelings and strong passions. These are tales that look into our beautifully flawed human hearts.

"Name Dropper," by Oh Susanna; 2015
“Name Dropper,” by Oh Susanna; 2015

And I guess I’m not alone in my instant enjoyment of Oh Susanna—Check out this chain of creds!

• 1998 – Genie Award for Best Original Song “River Blue”
• 2003 – Juno Nomination for Best Roots and Traditional Album for Solo Artist For Oh Susanna
• 2007 – Juno Nomination for Best Roots and Traditional Album for Solo Artist for Short Stories
• 2007 – Canadian Folk Music Award for Best Songwriter in English
• 2007 – Canadian Folk Music Award Nomination for Best Album Short Stories
• 2009 – CBC Great Canadian Song Quest winner
• 2011 – Juno Nomination for Best Producer for Soon The Birds


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