Woman to Watch!
4 octaves, pure 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.
My vocal repertoire is VAST -- Over 900 songs, including Classic Standards 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.
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 tribute events 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.
Music for Any Event!
With over 30 years of experience as a wedding musician! Ceremony, Cocktail Hour, Reception or Rehearsal Dinner, traditional and/or contemporary music, vocals and/or instrumentals (guitar or ukulele). Beach weddings are my specialty! I will help to make your special day PERFECT and memorable! Check my Wedding Song List, and my client feedback on Fan Mail.
FEATURING HAPPY LITTLE SINGERS, a creative, developmental, FUN/PLAY TIME early childhood music and movement program for ages 6 months to 6 years. Music, dancing and guided movement, chanting, instrument play. Please visit MS. SUSAN'S ROOM! Music and Art for Children.
MUSIC FOR ELDERS
Another specialty, and I truly enjoy performing for residents at Assisted and Independent Living Facilities/Retirement Communities. (Assisted Living Song List), including Alzheimer's Units.
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!
EDUCATIONAL VICTORIAN MUSIC/1920's JAZZ PROGRAM/CHRISTMAS PROGRAM - A unique specialty, performing Victorian Era Parlor 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. Click here for a list of songs: 1910-1930 Song List.
INSTRUMENT and VOCAL INSTRUCTION
I offer instruction for all ages - Guitar, Ukulele, Piano and Vocal Coaching. Contact me directly or through Thumbtack, the link is below: