VOTED "WOMAN TO WATCH"
by Wilma Magazine (October 2012)
MUSIC FOR ANY EVENT!!
I am a seasoned, professional SOLO ACOUSTIC SINGER AND INSTRUMENTALIST (I play guitar, ukulele, harmonica/blues harp, percussion and piano, and I whistle, too.) I PERFORM EVERY GENRE OF MUSIC (except hip hop/rap). I was awarded Rising Star in 2008 and 2009 and retain a 5 star rating by Gigmasters.
Also SAVOIR FAIRE performing VINTAGE JAZZ AND STANDARDS (DUO, TRIO OR QUARTET). Performing popular covers in THE HOWDY DUO, with a percussionist/drummer. And Americana, Roots and Old Timey Music in the trio, SWEET SUE AND THE APPLE BUTTER BOYS.
I offer traditional and contemporary music for your wedding, cocktail hour, rehearsal dinner or reception at affordable rates -- vocals and/or instrumentals (guitar or ukulele). Beach weddings are my specialty! I am a seasoned wedding musician, and I will help to make your special day PERFECT and memorable! Check my Wedding Song List, and my client feedback on Fan Mail.
CHILDREN'S MUSIC/MS. SUSAN'S ROOM and HAPPY LITTLE SINGERS
MS. SUSAN'S ROOM - Music and Arts for Creative Young Minds, FEATURING HAPPY LITTLE SINGERS, a FUN/PLAY TIME early childhood music and movement program for ages 6 months to 6 years. Music, dancing and guided movement, chanting, instrument play, much of it VERY FREE FORM to encourage creativity and development. I also offer Happy Little Singers for your child's party!
With a 3 1/2+ octave, clear voice, I can sing in ANY style (covers, enchanting/mellow, standards, folk/Americana, twangy country, rock, jazz, blues). When I perform, I usually mix it up pretty well. Over 800 songs in my repertoire!! (Big Song List) and Listen to Cover Songs. For quietier restaurants, I can play just ambient guitar, acoustic fingerstyle music.
My vocal repertoire is VAST -- ClassicStandards and Jazz from the 20's, 30's and 40's, to popular music of the 50's and 60's, Americana, traditional and eclectic folk/pop from the 60's and 70's, some 80's ballads, Jazz, a little New Wave, finger-pick and 12 bar Blues, Classic Rock, Classic Country, Christmas music, love songs, Wedding standards and, of course, my own Original Compositions. I offer an eclectic selection of music, and I'm always learning new songs.
VINTAGE MUSIC - VICTORIAN MUSIC / 1920's JAZZ PROGRAM
My unique specialty is performing Victorian era, Gilded Age Parlour Music (1850-1915), including a special program of Christmas music, all delivered in costume. The programs are educational and the music is lovely, lyrical and reflective of the Age of Enlightenment. I also specialize in performing Modern American Music from 1910-1930/1920's Jazz. Click here for a list of songs: 1910-1930 Song List.
ASSISTED AND INDEPENDENT LIVING FACILITIES
I specialize in and truly enjoy performing for elders at Assisted and Independent Living Facilities/Retirement Communities. (Assisted Living Song List), including Alzheimer's Units.
AND SINGING TELEGRAMS
That's right, I have delivered MANY singing telegrams -- birthdays, anniversaries, or just to say I LOVE YOU. I'm always happy to deliver a singing message to someone special!
My CD, COSMIC SUMMER SOJOURN
My very artistic and thematic project, COSMIC SUMMER SOJOURN, is my debut CD. The music has been hailed as "timeless", "beautiful", "serenely enchanting", "soothing and sensual", "magical", "mesmerizing" and "haunting". I combined music from the 1890's with some originals inspired by Eastern philosophy, interlaced with the natural sounds of summer from my backyard, to take you on relaxing and blissful aural daytrip through a summer day. I plan to record a few more CDs in the coming year. For now, you can hear a few songs on the New CD to Come Page.
Voted Woman to Watch by Wilma Magazine, October 2012! (See top of page)
The Last Full Measure of Devotion, an original compostion created for and featured in a DOCUMENTARY about agricultural preservation in Adams County, Pennsylvania. (My song Gliding Along Lightly which you can hear on this site was also featured in that documentary.) I recorded a song for a local Wilmington filmmaker in February 2012.
Cosmic Summer Sojourn, was awarded Finalist (third prize), and Honorable Mention for Gliding Along Lightly from the Songwriter's Association of Washington 2009 International Songwriting Contest. My songs were chosen from among 700 different artists entries.
STONE SOUP CONCERTS
I occasionally host and promote nationally touring performing artists in intimate listening room concerts in Wilmington. A wide variety of exceptional artists. Please visit my page Stone Soup Concerts for info and upcoming shows.
THANK YOU! for visiting, looking around and listening to my music. And thank you for supporting live, local music. Please book me for your upcoming event!
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