BIO

GENRE:  Stax & Stones

SOUNDS LIKE:   Bonnie Raitt, Janis Joplin, Joan Jett, Susan Tedeschi, 4 Non Blondes, Bonnie Tyler, KT Oslin, Wyonna Judd, Tanya Tucker

LOCATION:  Nashville, Tennessee

A singer, songwriter, international performing artist, multi-instrumentalist and a fine artist, Susan Erwin is an artist whose home is behind a piano and can play any style you request.  Susan's versatile voice, impressive skills as a mutli-instrumentalist, dynamic stage presence, knowledge of hundreds of songs, and rare ability to make every person in the audience feel a part of the show, have made her successful in major venues in Las Vegas and now worldwide.  Susan has over 250 performance dates  every year and has developed a loyal fan base.  In fact,  Susan's paintings have a style of their own using primarily watercolors and pen and helped to fund her debut album campaign through art sales.

Susan will be releasing her first original album titled "Painting You Gone" in the Fall of 2014 with Norrisong Productions in Nashville, Tennessee.

In 2003, Susan began her professional music career in the Midwestern US.  From Branson, Missouri to Los Angeles, CA then Las Vegas and beyond, she has performed for people from all over the world.  Venues in Las Vegas included New York New York, Paris, Harrah's, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, The Palazzo, Monte Carlo, MGM Grand and others.  Starting Fall 2012, she began an international tour booked in solo venues such as the Caribbean (St. Maarten, Barbados, Aruba, British Virgin Islands), Europe (Amsterdam, Germany, Norway) and Australia soon in January 2015.  She currently can also be seen performing in Dueling Piano clubs around the U.S coast to coast from time to time.

Susan discovered her passion for music when she was growing up in Magnet Cove, Arkansas, a typical southern small-town community on her parent's farm.  As a child she took classical piano lessons and later began performing in churches, pageants and talent contests. After graduating from high school as Class President, Valedictorian, and 4-sport athlete, she attended the University of Central Arkansas where she was a member of the Honors College, the university jazz band, and was President of Alpha Sigma Tau Sorority-Upsilon Chapter.  Susan competed in the 2001 Miss Arkansas Pageant as Miss University of Central Arkansas, and again the following year as Miss Saline River.

After graduating with Honors and a degree in Pure Mathematics, Susan took a job as a Radio Frequency Engineer with Alltel Telecommunications, but soon made the daring decision to leave her "day job" in the corporate world and devote herself to a full-time career in music. After a few years of working her way up through local piano bars, shows in Branson, Missouri, and finally a lucrative house gig in Los Angeles, Susan made the move to Las Vegas in 2011 where her "calculated risk" (as she calls it) paid off, and her dream of success in the entertainment industry became a reality.  

PERSONAL DEBUT ALBUM THANK YOUS AND CREDITS:

~ My rising Grammy-nominated producer David Norris of Norrisong Productions, Nashville, TN

~Gray Gregson, a music veteran of 30+ years and co-writer of the Blues Song Of The Year “Let It Rain”.

~Mike Kinnamon, a music veteran of 30+ years, a mentor and has worked with Lynyrk Skynyrd, The Almond Brothers, 38 Special and Behring Strait.  I'm honored he'd work with me.

~Jeffrey Sochrin, Radio DJ and personality. Contributor and Radio Debut with Island 92, St. Maarten, Netherlands-Antilles (Caribbean)

~Freddie Martin - Band Leader & Bass Guitar.   One of the word's leading bass players and 45 year music business veteran playing for and with others like Tommy Riggs..Tommy Overstreet, Bob Milsap, Freddie Hart, Gary Nunn, Buck Trent Band, Les Taylor (formerly Exile), Jonny Russell, Billy Jo sSpears,Jacky Ward, Michael Brewer and many more

~Thom Bresh - World class guitar player, son of Merle Travis, Grammy-nominated, Academy Award-nominated "entertainer" of many art forms. Accolades so many and honored to be in his presence. Film and Videographer.

~Flip Anderson - Tracey Lawrence's producer, keyboardist and songwriter

~Erik Halbig - Songwriter and Guitarist for Thompson Square

~John Goodwin -  Co-writer of "Hold on You" from the movie Crazy Heart sound track.  Has had cuts with Brad Paisley, Chris Cagle, Sebastian Bach, Jeff Bridges, Rita Coolidge, Mark Slaughter, Winger, Kim Carnes, Jason Reeves, Brenda Russell and a new soon to be released Michael McDonald album, Surf's Up move, Tideland movie, Hard Promises movie and numerous other film and TV placements.

~Ryan Story - Nashville Songwriter & Artist

~Lala Deaton - Songwriter & Sister Norrisong Artist

~Lisa Carver - Carver has had cuts by other artists, ranging from Sugarland, Julie Roberts, Reba, Tim McGraw, Willie Nelson, and Jill Johnson, to Tanya Tucker. Her single with Sugarland, “Everyday America” was the theme song for Good Morning America as well. Carver has had songs placed in TV shows such as One Life To Live, Grey’s Anatomy and Army Wives.

~Neil McKillip - Songwriter & Artist

Nashville Music Row Album Tracking Locations:
~OmniSound Studios in November 2013
~Catch This Music (the old Bayou Studios) in July 2014

Studio Musicians:
~Zach Allen - Album Engineer at Catch This Music on music row
~Danny Parks - Acoustic/Electric Guitar
~Andy Hull - Percussion
~Dane Bryant - Keys/Organ
~Michael Rinne - Bass
~Jim Hoke - Horns Arranger/Leader
~Steve Herrman - Horns
~Jim Hyatt - Bass
~Michael Severs - Acoustic/Electric Guitar
~Wayne Killius - Percussion


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