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Melnyk_2-13-12_on_stage"The wonderful thing to me is that when I hear your recording of any song of mine....I feel as though it is myself, singing...It cannot be sung better - differently, but never better....with people like this to trust, my music will go on living, and soaring. And so will I." Jean Ritchie

…"does something with a song that only great singers can do..."
KCSN, Northridge, CA

"…one of the most beautiful voices in bluegrass and folk music today."  KPFK's FolkScene

"…her singing is impressive at all ranges…"  Bluegrass Unlimited

"The band is tight, great picking, and beautiful vocals and harmony."
Che Greenwood, KVMR, Nevada City, CA

"…she held the audience in the palm of her hand…."  Scott Valley Bluegrass Festival

"...she can blow the roof off any joint lucky enough to book her." Entertainment Weekly

"I especially liked the Jean Ritchie songs.....You captured the lonesome sweetness of her voice and delivery."  Laurie Lewis

"Great bluegrass mixed with Appalachian folk songs that nobody can sing like Susie!"
Joe Craven

"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, Freight and Salvage Coffee House

Folkworks Magazine Online Picks Susie Glaze & The Hilonesome Band in their 2008 Top 10 Acoustic Bands in Southern California
 
"Blue Eyed Darlin'" Winner Of 2006 Just Plain Folks Music Award for Best Roots Album
 
Susie Glaze Winner of 1999 Topanga Banjo and Fiddle Contest for Traditional Singing

Other Reviews for "Blue Eyed Darlin'"

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"Blue Eyed Darlin’” is about artistry. It’s about the coming of age of a singer who shamefully has not attained national recognition yet . . . Her music captures your spirit like a master painting holds your gaze…The title song itself, from the pen of Rob Carlson (he wrote seven of the songs that appear here), sets a new standard for the “tear-jerker” type of song so popular among folk and country musicians. To quote Alice Gerrard, “There’s nothing like a sad song”… If you’ve been concerned that folk music is losing its heart, please understand this: the music itself cannot lose heart. Therefore, as long as there are artists like Susie Glaze performing it with heart, all will be well. Walk through “Blue Eyed Darlin’” a couple of times with Susie, and you’ll feel that truth deep in your soul."

--- Marvin O'Dell for ClassicHeartland.com

"Susie Glaze is an extraordinary singer who has taken her immense talents to a whole new level with "Blue Eyed Darlin.'" What unifies this eclectic folk-bluegrass collection is Ms. Glaze's gorgeous voice which emanates like a force of nature straight from the heart. There are seven original songs on the album which she inhabits so deeply they feel truly timeless. This is stark American music that is drawn from a primal well of love, loneliness, and yearning. It's quite simply a stunning piece of work that should be shared with your friends. And if your friends aren't knocked out by it, then it's probably time for new friends." 
-- Richard Dresser, Playwright

Bluegrass Unlimited Reviews "Home On The Hill"

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"Susie Glaze is an enticing folk singer from California's gold coast, possessing a sultry soprano vocal style that contains a distinct Jean Ritchie influence. "Home On The Hill" is her debut recording and includes material extracted from a variety of sources ranging from bluegrass ("Making Plans," "Wichita," and "Who Will Watch The Home Place") to public domain pieces like "Lightning Express" and "Go Dig My Grave" (i.e. "Butcher Boy"). Also included are several pieces from friend and mentor Jean Ritchie. Of the 13 selections, some of the more noticeable standouts include the Celtic-flavored "Brightest And Best," "One More Mile," and Lucinda Williams' "Prove My Love." For a first time effort, "Home On The Hill" definitely scores a musical home run and is one of the more significant folk efforts of recent memory."

Sing Out! Reviews "Home On The Hill"


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"With a recommendation from none other than Jean Ritchie, Susie Glaze will be assured of attentive listeners. A full acoustic band joins Glaze for lovely versions of "One More Mile" and Gillian Welch and David Rawlings' "Paper Wings." With tasteful arrangements and carefully selected material, "Home on the Hill" is a fine introduction to a new voice." -- RL

"Everything Begins in the Human Heart" Feature Article from FolkWorks


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Click here to read the Folkworks feature article by Dennis Roger Reed

Other Great Reviews of "Home On The Hill"

"Susie Glaze is a fresh young voice, strong and flexible…And, she's a communicator, to me the most important of qualities in a singer…how wonderful to hear this new voice taking up my songs... quite suddenly I know that, with people like this to trust, my music will go on living, and soaring.
And so will I."   -- Jean Ritchie
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"Don't let the gentle spoken voice of Susie Glaze at the beginning of this CD fool you. After "One More Mile" and "Wichita", you might want to make sure your barn's not burning. Susie does that. She will glide from a plaintive moan to a cozy vibrato and every choice she makes seems perfect. Every song is a journey and her versatility as a vocal stylist is impressive and downright unbelievable at times. The musicians embrace her and dance with her. Their excellent playing and harmonies embellish and propel her but never overwhelm her. Susie's choice to interpret Lucinda Williams, Gillian Welch and Jean Ritchie is bold, but, by God, Susie stakes a claim and makes those songs her own. My favorite cut is "Paper Wings". That song should be on the radio. I just hit the repeat button."
 

"From your mouth through my ears to my soul I absolutely love your new CD. The song selection is a seamless musical blend of the past and the present handled with eloquence and grace. Your voice is phenomenal and the instrumentation is tight, skillful, and beautifully arranged and performed. Your music is truly a healing experience for those who will hear. May they be many. Thank you for creating such a beautiful album."

"Susie Glaze's CD debut is a stunner. She's been quietly making a name for herself in southern California, and with this CD, a much wider audience can discover her breath-taking talents. Backed by the Eight-Hand String Band, she possesses one of the most distinctive and hauntingly evocative voices out there today. She emotionally hooks you from the first moments of the first song, and doesn't let go. This collection mixes originals and classics, but she makes every one of them her own. The production is superb, ranging from mariachi to stark simplicity. Besides an extraordinary voice, what sets Susie Glaze apart is that she sings straight from the heart, with passion, sadness, and yearning. Unlike the slick, market-tested, pre-chewed, musical pablum that predominates these days, this CD will haunt you long after it's over."

"I especially liked the Jean Ritchie songs.....You captured the lonesome sweetness of her voice and delivery."   -- Laurie Lewis

"Heavenly music sung with an ethereal voice."  -- Michael Fleming, New West Music Recording Artist


"She has the gift of telling a story through music with a voice as clear and fresh as a spring morning."
                                  -- Terri Anderson, Kentucky Music Hall of Fame and Museum

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