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Susan Werner was a born star; she came to public for her debut performance when she was only five. She had prior exposure and experience of playing guitars and singing with the church choir. This basic training pushed her learn more and at the age of eleven she was playing the piano. In her early adolescence she learned and played the saxophone. She was the vocalist in many dramas and also became a part of jazz combos. She graduated from college after formal training in singing. Her degree in voice took her to grad school where she learnt all about opera. Opera inspired to a great extent and Werner was all set to pursue a career in opera. Werner soon got inspired by Texan singer, Nanci Griffith and changed her mind. She switched from jazz jamming to live guitar sessions to more country inspired acoustics. The Coffeehouse circuit of cities like New York, Philadelphia and New Jersey saw her actively playing music and singing folk songs.
Suasan formally began working on music in 1990. She released Midwestern Saturday Night her first self released album in 1993. This was the beginning go a very promising career for her as her influences helped her give a very refreshing sound and music. Sting and artists such as Joni Mitchell, Jacques Brel, Shirley Horn and Thelonius Monk remains her mentors. She worked hard on becoming a contemporary folk singer who could win hearts of many with her singing and awe inspiring songwriting. With the release of this album she became noticed on the face of Philadelphia coffeehouse circle.
When Susan Werner felt stable after the release of her first studio piece, she released her sophomore album Live at the Tin Angel (1995). That album earned her a record deal with Private Music for her third album Last of the Good Straight Girls (1995. The album was a big time hit at radio stations in the country. It was a very successful adult alternative album produced by Fernando Saunders. Three special guest appearances made the album a marvel, especially the works of Zachary Richard, Mitchell Froom and Marshall Crenshaw. The album had songs with very strong and meaningful lyrics that talked of social and relationship issues.
Time Between Trains (1998) and New Non-Fiction (2001) were Werner’s next releases. During these three years, the artist explored many new dimensions. The artist remained very close to her folk roots and sang hardcore folk for her first five albums. As a songwriter and musician Werner wanted more inspiration, so she decided to explore new dimensions and relocated to Chicago. I Can't Be New came out three years later in 2004 and was a completely new offering. It was very original in its cabaret jazz infused music and songs. The albums got a mediocre reception from fans, but the critics applauded her work.
Susan Werner released The Gospel Truth in 2007. The album touched on themes such as fate, religion, commitment, faith and love. The album also saw religion from an Agnostic angle. The artist’s first collection of original gospel, folk and country songs Live at Club Passim (2008) was the next one to come out. The artist performed and worked on this album with her very own band.
Classics (2009) was the ninth album by the artist as a tribute to the music of the golden years of pop and rock. She used chamber instruments recreate the magic of the sixties and seventies and the results were awesome. She collaborated with Tom Jones for the song Did Trouble Me that was featured on his album Praise and Blame. In the spring of 2011, Susan Werner released Kicking the Beehive. The album was a great show of the versatility of Werner as a singer and songwriter. It also features special tracks sung by guest artist Keb' Mo, Vince Gill and Paul Franklin.
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