Thursday, February 6, 2014

Norwegian Songstress Susanna Announces March US Tour



Norwegian songwriter, vocal interpreter and producer, Susanna, will be making a special trip stateside this March for a select run of dates, including a performance at the Big Ears Festival in Knoxville, plus shows in New YorkPhiladelphiaLouisville and Chicago. The Oslo-based songstress is known for performing and recording under the names SusannaSusanna and the Magical OrchestraSusanna Wallumrød and most recently, Susanna and Ensemble neoN, as well as for her singular interpretations of other people's songs, including Dolly Parton, Leonard Cohen, Prince, Joy Division, Scott Walker, and KISS.
For this upcoming tour, Susanna will perform songs from her whole catalogue, including selections from 2012's Wild Dog and 2013's The Forester, in addition to a wide-range of covers. An intensely arresting performer, Susanna holds audiences captive with her hypnotizing vocal timbre and the powerful, all consuming sound of her band; her concerts are truly magical. Live, Susanna will play piano and sing, accompanied by Helge Sten (DeathprodSupersilent) on guitar, and Fredrik Wallumrød (El Caco) on drums and vocals.

Tue. March. 25 - Philadelphia, PA @ International House
Wed. March. 26 - Chicago, IL @ Constellation
Thu. March. 27 - Louisville, KY @ Green Building
Fri. March. 28-30 - Knoxville, TN @ Big Ears Festival
Mon. March. 31 - New York, NY @ Joe's Pub
Susanna's "Wild Horse Wild Dog" video (from Wild Dog) -
Susanna's "Imagine" video (from Wild Dog) -
Susanna feat. Helge Sten & John Paul Jones' "We Offer" video -
Susanna and Ensemble neoN's "Oh, I Am Stuck" (from The Forester) -
Susanna Feat. Siri Nilsen & Susanne Sundfør's "Death Hanging" (from The Forester) -
"limpid-voiced, open-hearted, musically idiosyncratic and touched with mystery." 
The New York Times
"A true talent, she sings like a Norwegian mountain stream." - Pitchfork

"The quietly spinetingling Norwegian singer-songwriter Susanna follows 2012's edgily soulful Wild Dog with this equally gripping but texturally softer collaboration with compatriots Ensemble neoN - an octet featuring strings, reeds and the lute-like theorbo." - The Guardian

"Wallumrød sings with dazzling clarity and exquisite patience, shaping melodies with care and sensitivity and tightly controlling her emotional engagement with the material. . . " - Chicago Reader

"Beautiful, spare, hypnotic." - MOJO

"[Susanna's] simplicity can be considered studied. In a way, the song isn't even a showcase for lyrics as much as it is the timbres of the human voice, and the minute sonic space between the harmonies." - Ad Hoc

"one of the most remarkable voices in music today." - Flavorwire
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