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Susan Kane’s award-winning sweet and sharp Americana is an alchemy of stuff dug from the dirt, born from books, gleaned from the air, yesterday's news and tomorrow's daydreams. Her fourth CD, Mostly Fine was released in July, 2016 and received confirmed airplay on more than 150 stations around the world, with notable positions on several charts. Blog Coverlaydown.com described Mostly Fine: "...a set of potent originals that reveal a rich and eminently human inner world through the superimposition of the mundane and the magic." A New Yorker, she is an active performer in the tristate area and is a past president of the Tribes Hill music collective.
In addition to a fair amount of writing (nothing published yet), during the pandemic I have been trying my hand at creating lyric videos for some of my songs. Go to the music/video page to check them out. So far, Buffalo Jump from A Word Child, and Jacksonville from Mostly Fine. It's been fun doing these for songs that have strong visual images. I hope this trying time finds you and your loved ones safe and well.
I was sorry to learn of the recent passing of Pat Schneider. Pat was an extraordinary writer, poet, and visionary. In addition to an impressive body of work, she founded the Amherst Writers & Artists, with its ultimate goal of giving voice to the voiceless, to make writing accessible to everyone. https://amherstwriters.org
Pat was a tireless advocate for introducing nontraditional students to prose and poetry writing. Here is a link to her Facebook page with information on an online memorial. https://www.facebook.com/pat.schneider.author Through a series of unconnected real life and internet stumble-upons, I discovered Pat’s powerful short poem “Nursery Rhyme.” I thought it had the makings of a song, took a deep breath, and contacted her. She was enthusiastic about the idea, and proved to be a wonderful, kind, and supportive collaborator. I would be honored if you might take a listen to the resulting adaptation “Love Can Die,” https://soundcloud.com/susankane/love-can-die Shout outs to David Bernz, Dan Bonis, Peter Calo and Jeff Eyrich for helping to bring this tune to life.
Oh, and there's a lyric video on the music/video page for "Buffalo Jump."
COVID lockdown continues. Writing songs (hopefully to be recorded soon!) and creating lyric videos for old songs. Go to music/video page to watch. Hope everyone is safe and healthy.
And on Tuesday, May 11, Folk Music Notebook will present a short recorded-live showcase of me performing three songs. Broadcasting at Noon ET & encores at 4pm, 11pm & Wednesday 4am ET.
Folk Music Notebook is an internet streaming folk music station which is on the air 24/7. They also have an app you can download. FMNB brings you the best in all kinds of folk--contemporary, trad, etc.
In the midst of the COVID-19 situation, with shows, festivals, and concerts cancelled for the spring and summer season, there are still ways for us to connect.
Some of my songs are being featured on Women of Substance Radio. Here's a link: http://breenoble.libsyn.com/1091-music-by-ruth-bloomquist-joy-zimmerman-ed-carol-nicodemi-gail-gallagher-dre-katherine-dines-alison-reynolds-carol-martini-natalie-duque-susan-kane-kerry-barnes-windfall-rose-augustine-feat-melanie-sheppard-deborah-crooks
These are songs celebrating Mother's Day. This one will feature "Crying Babies"
Another of my songs ("Rebekah" from So Long) is being featured on the fantastic Women of Substance Radio Episode #1094. So many ways to tune in. Link: http://breenoble.libsyn.com/1094-music-by-adeline-saive-celine-jane-h-avaya-voodoo-shakedown-siren-valley-laura-clare-susan-kane-rumour-mill-rachael-sage
WELCOME TO MY NEW WEBSITE, DECEMBER 2019
Looking forward to more music making in 2020!
2019 got off to a lovely start when I learned that my song "Ring the Bells" won the Family Folk Chorale song contest.
"Susan Kane's 'Ring the Bells', the winning song of the 2019 Family Folk Chorale Songwriting competition, has been arranged for chorus by Artistic Director Chris Eastburn and will be performed by the Family Folk Chorale on Sunday March 24 at Arlington Town Hall, Arlington, Massachusetts.
The song is a perfect fit for the concert ‘A Reason to Believe’ featuring the music of Bruce Springsteen, whose rich and poignant decades-long stream of songs honor our human yearnings, authenticity and struggles.
“Ring the Bells by Susan Kane is a hope filled song about overcoming adversity. That message, so perfect for these times, is supported by experienced song writing craft and a memorable melody. The song has resonated with the Family Folk Chorale in rehearsal and we look forward to sharing it with a live audience!”
-Chris Eastburn, Musical Director
I released my fourth CD, Mostly Fine, in the middle of 2016.
There a few tracks playing on the site player, and it's in the store and the music page. You can buy and download the whole CD or individual tracks right here. Produced by Jeff Eyrich, it was recorded locally here in Croton, NY at Fred Gillen Jr.'s Woody's House. It is also available at the usual places like CD Baby, iTunes, Spotify, Pandora and all the other streaming sites. "Jacksonville" won an honorable mention in the 33rd Mid-Atlantic Songwriting Contest in the folk rock/Americana/roots rock category.