Susan Cattaneo & Jenee Halstead Share Special Early Show at Lizard Lounge Thursday, June 20
June 20, 2013
Susan Cattaneo, a nationally and internationally respected singer-songwriter and an integral part of the Boston music scene, has been winning the hearts of audiences in the New England area for many years. Cattaneo is also a songwriting teacher at Berklee College of Music. Her songs have been covered by numerous Nashville artists and her songs have launched the careers of Jillian Cardarelli and Erica Nicole.
Susan's past three albums, "Brave and Wild," "Heaven to Heartache" and "Little Blue Sky" are a blend of country, rock and soul with sparkles of folk and blues, with comparisons to the music of Bonnie Raitt, Mary Chapin Carpenter or Sheryl Crow. Mike Errico, former editor in chief of Blender Online raves "While many country rock singers choose to explore either the tender or the passionate edges of the genre, Susan Cattaneo's fluid style embraces both with finesse and grace."
Susan has shared the stage with Boston's Dennis Brennan, Canada's Rose Cousins, and Nashville star Travis Tritt, among many others, and is an award winning songwriter, selected as "Best Boston Debut Artist." Her first album garnered "Top 10 Albums of 2009" by Patriot Ledger's Jay Miller. Her albums have charted high on Americana Radio, in the Top 10 onEuropean Country Music Association, Top 5 New Music Weekly Country and the Top 80 Music Row Charts. Her albums have featured some of Boston and Nashville's finest musicians, and include duets with Mark Erelli and Ellis Paul.Jenee Halstead grew up in the high desert of Spokane, Washington, the daughter of hippie parents who let her find her own direction. She spent her childhood exploring her mother's garden and singing along to records with her Dad. In middle school, she transformed into the rarest of birds; an athletic choir geek who sang medieval choral works, but loved Led Zeppelin and Dolly Parton. She wrote quietly on her own for years, moving from place to place Spokane to Seattle to nowhere Alaska, before moving to Boston in 2007. She collected all of her songs into what would become "The River Grace."
"Raised By Wolves," Halstead's current album, reclaims the careless freedom of her childhood with a sense of wonder that is unique and fiercely engaging. Americana UK's Sian Owen says of Halstead and the album, "Her silky, seductive vocals flip from being delicate and vulnerable to worldly and knowing.They go down like dark red wine, leaving the listener punch drunk."