Susan has returned to the studio and is preparing new work for release in the fall of 2011. There are summer dates in the northwest in July and in Ireland in August - take a look at the 'Live' page for updates - with a US tour in November-December.
Lorin Sklamberg and I recently wrapped up our Saints & Tzadiks spring tour of the US and Europe. We were thrilled to be part of Imagine Ireland- an innovative arts festival running throughout the US as part of a year-long initiative of Culture Ireland. We performed with Eamon O'Leary in Houston, with Aidan Brennan in Germany, Denmark, Austria, Paris, California, and we were joined by Erik Della Penna for our closing New York performance on May 22 at Barbes. We added some new songs and instrumentals to our repertoire for this tour and have begun recording a new Saints & Tzadiks album...
October saw the release of 'A Woman Like That (Her Kind)', the single from Singing in the Dark, and now the album launch is a few days away at Symphony Space on October 30 in an event with Kay Jamison, Paul Holdengräber and an eleven piece band that includes Shahzad Ismaily (Bonnie 'Prince' Billy, Tom Waits) - bass drums, Allison Miller (Natalie Merchant, Brandi Carlile) - drums, Doug Wieselman (Antony, Martha Wainwright) - guitars, Lorin Sklamberg (The Klezmatics) - accordion, Lindsey Horner - bass, Ryan McGiver - guitar, Isabelle O'Connell - piano, Eamon O'Leary - guitar, Sonelius Smith - piano, Jason Sypher - bass.
Tracks from the album are now up on Susan's myspace page and you can listen here.
Press is starting to come out for the album. The first article came out today and you can read it here.
Susan was on NPR's Weekend Edition with Scott Simon on October 23 talking about the new album 'Songs from the East Village' that she produced for the East Village Community School. You can listen to that interview and hear tracks from that album here.
This is a busy month with the release of 'Songs from the East Village', West Coast tour dates and the launch of Susan's Kickstarter project to raise finishing funds for 'Singing in the Dark'. More about that here.
Live & Radio Appearance
March 27, 2010
Saturday March 28, 2010: West Coast Live somewhere between 10am and 12 noon:
Then Lorin and Susan are doing an interview on KALW between 3 and 4pm:
You can listen in at: http://www.kalw.org/
Sunday, March 29, 8pm: The Freight & Salvage in Berkeley with Lorin Sklamberg, Eamon O'Leary and Lindsey Horner.
Susan recently started a Fan Page at FaceBook where she'll be posting events as they come up.
If you want to check in there you can access it here: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Susan-McKeown/41997288350?ref=ts
Live & Radio Appearance
NEWS Sept 25, 2006
The Klezmatics new CD is out now, and Susan will be
performing with The Klematics throughout
the US this fall. The tour is in support of the new release 'Wonder
Wheel", which features lyrics by Woody Guthrie set
to music by The Klezmatics, and Susan features on many of the songs
including the powerful 'Gonna Get Through
Listen in to Klezmatics Wonder Wheel Tour on the World Cafe Live this Wednesday Sept 27, 2006
* World Cafe Live
"I Could not Stop For Death" is on Natalie Merchant's latest double-album
"Retrospective" taken from Susan's 2002 album "Prophecy". The double album is back in
stock now and can be purchased through Natalie's website.
Susan has recently taken a page at myspace which you can check out at
www.myspace.com/susanmckeown and hear
some music and occasional thoughts...
On May 21st Susan joined Natalie Merchant, The Klezmatics & Pete Seeger
onstage for a special fundraiser for Bill Vanaver. $55,000 was raised for the folk musician and dancer, who had
suffered a heart attack earlier this year.
Despite being insured the cost of the surgery and recovery was so high
that this event had to be set up to raise the
extra money. Thanks for all who were there and made it possible!
For more tour dates check out the
*LIVE section of the site.
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