The Hilonesome Band Returns to the Stage with New Album and Music Video on the Way
Hello Dear Friends,
Well, the Hilonesome Band and I send you greetings as we begin to emerge from our winter's cocoon ~ hibernating with the work of our new album "Not That Kind of Girl" which is in it's completion stage as I write.
There is lots going on these days for the very busy Hilonesome Band, as we prepare for the last of this year's shows and finish recording work on our new album.
This month we have several great shows. We're happy to be returning on November 7 to the best acoustic listening room in all of LA, the venerable and great McCabe's Guitar Shop, with our friends Jeni and Billy doing an opening set. They'll be joined by fiddler Craig Eastman and introducing their new album "Picnic in the Sky." On Sunday, November 9, we have our first ever show at the Cellar Sessions ~ held inside the beautiful Old Oak Cellars Winery in Pasadena, with Gary Stockdale doing an opening set. It's a late afternoon show that includes wine tasting and music through the afternoon. Then we return to our own series, “The Woodshed Sessions” at the Coffee Gallery Backstage on Friday, November 21, with guest Brad Colerick. Visit our UPCOMING SHOWS page for details.
And In Other News!
My new column is published on FolkWorks, a retrospective of the new tribute album, "Dear Jean ~ Artists Celebrate Jean Ritchie." I’ve been honored to be included as an artist on this very fine project – check out the column here:
Stay tuned for more news of the new album project coming in the new year. That and other great shows and collaborations are on tap for 2015 so sign up on our mailing list and keep updated!
We had wonderful house concerts during September at Musica del Rio and The Barn in Gilroy. It was a real pleasure to have Glenn Houston of Houston Jones sit in with us to help announce our double bill shows with Houston Jones next summer in Santa Cruz and Berkeley. Stay tuned for announcements about those shows.
The Woodshed Sessions return on October 17 with another helping of new and debut songs from the Hilonesome Band and our guests. Don Raymond joins us in October.
"Dear Jean ~ Artists Celebrate Jean Ritchie" is now in official release from Compass Records and continues to reap great reviews. This double-disk CD project boasts performances from Judy Collins, Pete Seeger, Janis Ian, Kathy Mattea, Tim O'Brien, Suzy Boguss and Alison Brown (and myself!) among many other wonderful artists. This recording will become an instant classic and collectible, a seminal collection of Jean's remarkable life's work in music.
Find "Dear Jean" on Compass Records here: http://compassrecords.com/album.php?id=1065
Visit the "Dear Jean" Facebook Page here: https://www.facebook.com/DearJeanCD
New Album on the Way
Recording continues on the new album project with Herb Pedersen producing. We're excited to work with Herb and have him and Chris Hillman guesting on the record. A new music video is also in the works, so stay tuned!
A Remembrance and Fond Farewell: Celebrating the Life of Ron Sutton
We very sadly mark the passing of our dear friend and wonderful sometimes band-made, Ron Sutton, who left us on September 7th. We loved Ron and loved playing with him, as he dazzled us on his fantastic resonator guitar. Ron grew up in the Woodstock area of New York, learning to play the dobro at age 5. At 12 years, his family formed a band called the Bluegrass Cutups, becoming pioneers in the bluegrass folk surge of the 1960's in the Catskill area. They opened for many headliners, including Minnie Pearl, Merle Haggard and Dolly Parton, and were heard on local radio. He also had the privilege to play on stage with Johnny Cash. His musical career included several Woodstock and Los Angeles bluegrass bands, singing, songwriting, and playing the pedal steel guitar in country bands. His good nature, humor and talents will be missed by all of us and we send him Godspeed, and prayers to save us a place. Rest in Peace, friend Ron.
Our October show schedule can be found on the Show Calendar page. Come out and let us see you at a show!
Lots of love from all of us,
Susie & the Hilonesome Boys
The Woodshed Sessions are BACK for another round of new and debut songs from the Hilonesome Band and our guests for a four month run. With more new songs from us and new LA songwriters to share with you, Merlin Snider is first up, with Brad Colerick, Don Raymond and Brian Joseph taking us through December.
Check out The Facebook Event Here:
and find our show at the Coffee Gallery Website: www.coffeegallery.com
"Dear Jean ~ Artists Celebrate Jean Ritchie" IS NOW IN OFFICIAL RELEASE from Compass Records!
This double-disk CD project boasts performances from Judy Collins, Pete Seeger, Janis Ian, Kathy Mattea, Tim O'Brien, Suzy Boguss and Alison Brown (and myself!) among many other wonderful artists. This recording will become an instant classic and collectible, a seminal collection of Jean's remarkable life's work in music.
Find "Dear Jean" at Compass Records Here: http://compassrecords.com/album.php?id=1065
Become a Facebook Friend for "Dear Jean" Here: https://www.facebook.com/DearJeanCD
Our show schedule for September can be found on our Calendar page.
We hope to see you at a show!
Lots of love, and thanks for reading!
Susie & the Hilonesome Boys
See it on No Depression
KCSN writes: "Susie Glaze does something with a song that only great singers can do...she grabs hold of a song''s deepest emotion and purpose and wraps it tightly around your soul."
Folk music legend Jean Ritchie has called Susie Glaze "a fresh young voice - a communicator - to me the most important of qualities in a singer.."the wonderful thing to me is that when I hear your recording of any song of mine ("L&N" definitely included), I feel as though it is myself, singing...It cannot be sung better - differently, but never better."
...and Bluegrass Unlimited calls her "an important voice on the California Bluegrass scene."
Winner of the Just Plain Folks 2006 Music Award for Best Roots Album, and Folkworks Magazine''s Pick for Best Bluegrass Album of 2005 for "Blue Eyed Darlin.''"
"…she held the audience in the palm of her hand…." Scott Valley Bluegrass Festival
"Susie Glaze has one of the most beautiful voices in bluegrass and folk music today.
She performs a song straight from her heart and soul." Roz Larman, KPFK''s FolkScene
"Susie is as good as it gets…you owe it to yourself to see this band and find out what you've been missing." Ken Frankel, San Francisco Bluegrass & Old Time Festival, Freight and Salvage Coffee House, Berkeley, CA
Entertainment Weekly writes "...she can blow the roof off any joint lucky enough to book her."
AlbumsAvailable for Download
The New Release from Susie Glaze & the Hilonesome Band “Not That Kind of Girl”…