Susan’s musical roots go back to when she was 7, singing in her family’s Chicago basement. Susan’s dream was to become “a bohemian singer,” living in New York.
In 1986, Susan had to put her dream on hold. Diagnosed with Chronic Fatigue Immune Dysfunction Syndrome and Multiple Chemical Sensitivities in 1986, the disease exhausted her physical strength and prevented her from working full time. Fifteen years after the initial diagnosis, Susan produced her first CD “In the Moment” featuring 16 songs.
Her new CD released this month, “What’s Not Wrong”, features Susan on vocals along with Bert Dalton (piano, organ, accordion); Arlen Asher (clarinet, saxophone); Lewis Winn (guitar and ukulele); George Langston (guitar); Sharon Gilcrest (mandolin); Justin Brandford, Jon Gagan, Susan Hyde Holmes, Rob “Milo” Jaramillo, and Andy Zadrozny (bass); Dave Bryant, Cal Haines, Ann McCampbell, and John Trentacosta (drums/percussion); and Barbara Bentree and Patti Littlefield (backup vocals).