THANK YOU FRIENDS AND FAMILY FOR COMING OUT LAST NIGHT!!!!!!!
What a blast! Thank you to Rob Black and Shawn Jordan for all your hard work. It was such a joy to play music on stage and on the album with you!! Thank you to Russell Somers for playing some mean guitar! Thank you Natalie Noel Wood for opening the show – it’s great to see you back on stage! Thank you to Sal & DK and Suzy’s Bar & Grill for being my musical home! Thanks Mom for making it so festive with Cake and Posters! I really can’t say enough how grateful I am for each and every one of you who made it out and for everyone who has supported me along this journey.
I couldn’t have asked for a more perfect celebration! THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Thank you to all of my Kickstarter Backers, musicians, friends, and family!
All songs written by Suzy Husner
Except ‘Stay’ music written by Mark Armstrong
© Suzy Husner 2013
Produced and Mixed by Rob Black
Recorded at Media Kitchen Studios, Gardena,CA
Mastered by Veneto West, Santa Monica, CA
Executive Producer Ashley Davis
Photography by Lori Anderson Photographers
Design by Mark Armstrong
Suzy Husner: Acoustic Guitar, Lead Vocals
Rob Black: Bass
Shawn Jordan: Drums, Percussion
Frank Misceo: Electric Guitar on Stay and Help Me
Russell Somers: Lead Guitar on El Coyote
Ainjel Emme: Electric Guitar on Help Me, Backing Vocals on The Wrong Man and Help Me
Kaye Reznick: Backing Vocals on Listen
Natalie Wood: Backing Vocals on Listen
Well folks we are one week into our month long tour!
You can follow our progress through video blogs on my facebook page!
First off, let me say THANK YOU to the amazing people that helped me reach my kickstarter fundraising goal! It’s because of you that I’m purchasing a ticket to Copenhagen, returning home from the east coast in June, and releasing a fresh, glossy CD!
On May 1st we packed up the car and had a marathon driving session through to Austin. Freakishly cold weather cancelled our first outdoor gig but the skies cleared for a beautiful Pecan Street Festival show.
Sunday night we went to an open mic at BB Rover’s where we met comedic songwriter Jon Davenport who declared, “you can be a drummer and a grown up, but you can’t be both.” Monday night we went to a beautiful outdoor open mic at House Wine. Over a bottle of wine, we sang to a packed patio and listened to a wealth of talented performers.
Along the way we stopped to see some petroglyphs in Arizona, jumped on backyard trampolines with old friends, did a little disc golfing, ate delicious burgers, and felt the warm hospitality of our Texas friends.
Wednesday May 8th – House Concert, Houston TX 8-10pm
Thursday May 9th – Neutral Ground Coffeehouse, New Orleans LA 10pm
Click the calendar page for details and more dates
Friends and Places…
We are meeting lots of good musicians and finding neat places along the way. Here’s a sampling to check out…
Ryan E. Morris, a great songwriter with a new EP – http://www.reverbnation.com/ryanmorris
Wolvie, a psychedelic rock band with new EP out on vinyl – http://www.reverbnation.com/wolvieatx
Jon Davenport, a comedic songwriter – http://www.drinksonthehouse.com/
Cherrywood Coffeehouse for delicious food – http://www.cherrywoodcoffeehouse.com/
House Wine for a pleasant outdoor open mic – http://www.housewineaustin.com/
And away we go!
Lots of exciting things have been in the works for many months now, and I’m finally able to continue sharing them. Last week, I posted the first set of tour dates to the calendar!
This week, I am launching a Kickstarter Campaign!
I’m aiming to raise $7500 by April 30th!
The funds will go towards:
1. Final costs for the Album, including CD Duplication
2. Gas money for the US Tour this May
3. Travel costs for the European Tour this August
It’s 9 short days to raise money. And if I don’t raise it all I will get nothing.
So Click Here to hear the first track off the new album, view the reasons why I’m doing this and check out the rewards I have lined up to offer in exchange for your support!
Sincerely, thank you,
The last few years I’ve had the great joy to be in a band called The Little Women With Big Guitars.
But in a couple of weeks, Kaye Reznick, the founder of our band, will move to Austin and Natalie Wood will have her first child.
Naturally our little band is taking a fairly permanent hiatus.
I am incredibly excited for them! I know they’ll do great! But I admit – I’m super bummed that our era as a band is coming to a close.
I first met Kaye at the Open Mic at Suzy’s Bar & Grill in Hermosa Beach. I heard her play incredible folk songs with the most interesting lyrics woven together that told fables of her times in LA. The strong, low tone of her voice commanded attention in that busy place.
I was just getting back into music again after a long hiatus. I barely spoke into the microphone on that open mic stage but afterwards Kaye came over to ask if I’d like to join a new project she was starting. She saw a lot more potential in me than I did.
We had lots of fun gigs with a showcase of talented musicians like Carrie Wade, Davie Gayle, and Nicolette Aubourg, and Anna Bell. We even added a Few Good Men to the lineup in Mike Holmes, Russell Somers, Kapali Long, and David Abrams.
Some months later, at Suzy’s Open mic, Kaye met Natalie in much the same way as she met me. Natalie, a sweet, clear soprano that sang catchy and angst filled songs that continued to play in my head for days and days.
The three of us met to rehearse and after lots of singing and laughter, we just never stopped making plans to play music together. It was all so organic and joyful.
As a group we’ve played lots of local shows from The Lighthouse in Hermosa to Hallenbeck’s in North Hollywood. Viento y Agua in Long Beach to the Citadel Outlets and the El Segundo Car Show.
We even made a trip to Austin to play at the Pecan Street Festival, which even though it got rained out, was still a great trip together filled with laughter and shows at Austin Java, Kava Bar, and The Carousel Lounge.
Our final goodbye show was this past Monday night at our beloved Suzy’s Bar & Grill in Hermosa Beach. The place where it all started. Where we first met each other and the other great friends and musicians that have supported us wholeheartedly.
I’m going to miss this chapter.
Turkey sandwich – no cheese. The exciting lunch break of a recording indie musician.
On the way back from the songwriting retreat last month, I was incredibly inspired by how much we were able to accomplish in a short amount of time. Each pair of songwriters wrote a song each day.
That got me thinking, “how much recording can I get done each day?”
With that in mind, we set out to finish recording in the 28 days February provided this year.
With the help of an amazing and dedicated drummer and a hard working producer, we’ve gotten close to our goal. The next 6 days are all about vocals.
After that we still have a lot production work to do but we’re getting so close I can just taste it!
It’s been a while. I’ve got a few shows coming up and more in the works before the May tour…
Tonight! 8pm – The Americana Music Circle, at Mare’ka in Studio City
Playing with The Little Women with Big Guitars for one of our last shows as a band, details
Saturday, March 2nd, 8pm-10pm – Viento y Agua, Long Beach
The Little Women with Big Guitars get the whole night! So we’ll be playing solo sets and singing songs together, details
Thursday, March 7th, 3pm – Anaheim Farmers Market, Anaheim
The Anaheim Farmers Market is hosting a very cool weekly stage featuring local musicians.
Peace out folks! Hope to see some of you soon!
I just got back from an invigorating Yoga class so I am full of bright happy thoughts and urgent fingertips.
Some of you may know that last years goal of recording an album has spilled into 2013, as recording is not a simple and quick process. Well…
Over the weekend we recorded four drum tracks and are prepared to do the rest over the next couple of weeks!!
Next up, we just need put in some guitars, bass, vocals, and whatever other fun instruments we have laying around.
More Cow Bell!
Great New Shows!
I’ve been holding off on booking shows until the record is finished but I do have two upcoming with the lovely Little Women on Feb 22nd at Mare’ka Live in Studio City and March 2nd at Viento y Agua in Long Beach.
I’m also booking house concerts starting in March. Please contact me if you’re interested in hosting one!
Great New Songs!
A couple of weeks ago I had the great joy of attending Brett Perkins’ Listening Room Retreats. Picture 15 songwriters in a big open room in the middle of the Sequoias creating a new song each day with a different partner. It was beyond fantastic. I even wrote a pop song – a happy little yippity skippity pop song – it was so exciting!
As for the Jimmy Kimmel contest, I won’t hear anything until March. And I’ll only hear something if I’m chosen as a finalist. But, I did sign up to audition for The Voice this Saturday, so, that could be fun.
Because of the holidays and the songwriting retreat and whatnot, I’ve slacked on the weekly youtube videos. Rest assured that they will return, so do continue to send requests.
Peace and love groovy people
No, not because flames and demons haven’t shown up outside my window this morning, but because it’s the shortest day of the year.
Each day after today the sun will rise a little earlier and set a little later – which means that every day after today will be brighter and warmer than the day before it!
I truly do look forward to this day every year. It’s a rebirth of energy that is graciously delivered up from the earth and down from the sun and all we have to do is open our arms and accept it.
Last year I fed off this energy and used its influence to choose to make my days brighter. It’s around this time one year ago that I wrote up my resignation letter. I had enjoyed my job but writing that letter was exciting – that’s how I knew I was doing the right thing.
Now, we don’t all have to go quitting our jobs or anything, but I challenge you to take a moment today to think about something in your life you’d like to make brighter. Then ride on the waves of increasing sunlight till the summer solstice in June.
Today, in all its glorious short stature, is a beautiful day!
P.S. Oh yeah, business. The Jimmy Kimmel contest ends today so I’ll know around March if I made it to the top 10 or not. And if you missed this weeks youtube video, it’s an oldie but a favorite of mine.