Susan Cowsill

Susan Cowsill

Aug 1, 2013 |  1 comment
Date: Aug 1, 2013 Time: 8:00 PM Price: $12 in advance, $15 at the door Type: Singer/Songwriter

You remember her as the youngest member of The Cowsills back in the 60″s… Susan began her musical career with The Cowsills in 1967; she made her debut on We Can Fly, the Cowsills’ second MGM Records album released in early 1968. Her debut solo vocal was a song called Ask The Children, featured in the Cowsills third MGM album, Captain Sad And His Ship Of Fools. Her contribution to the Cowsills’ backing vocals made her, upon her ninth birthday, the youngest person to be directly involved in a hit record when Indian Lake made the Top 10 in the early summer of 1968.

Beginning in the early 80s she worked as a backing vocalist for varying artists including Dwight Twilley, The Smithereens, Carlene Carter, Mike Zito, and Hootie & the Blowfish. During this time her songwriting skills blossomed, and several of her songs have been covered by other artists. By the early 1990’s Susan had developed an affinity for Americana-style music, which in 1991 led to her joining the Continental Drifters, further honing her songwriting talents. Susan occasionally appeared in a duo with bandmate Vicki Peterson, calling themselves The Psycho Sisters. Susan permanently relocated to New Orleans in 1993. In 2004, on the heels of a rare Christmas snowfall in New Orleans, Susan wrote and recorded the poignant Crescent City Sneaux. The song subsequently became an anthem for survivors of  Hurricane Katrina.

By 2005, Susan had released her first solo album, Just Believe It, on her own Blue Corn indie label. Susan’s latest releases include a second Covered In Vinyl compilation, and her second solo work, Lighthouse, a concept album in which she reflects on her losses, mainly through Hurricane Katrina and the deaths of brothers Barry and Bill. The album features harmonies from her surviving brothers (Bob, Paul and John) as well as appearances by Jackson Browne and Vicki Peterson, and was released May 18, 2010. In 2012, Cowsill, Freedy Johnston, and Jon Dee Graham, working together as The Hobart Brothers and Lil’ Sis Hobart, released a collaborative album entitled At Least We Have Each Other.

visit Susan’s website: http://susancowsill.com/

One Comment

  1. Debbie Meyers says:

    PLEASE have her back again. I am away that day, but would LOVE LOVE to hear her in your venue. I have her solo and collaborative CD’s, old and new.

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