A singer, songwriter, performing artist and multi-instrumentalist, Susan Erwin is an international 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.
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), Europe (Amsterdam), and the British Virgin Islands. She currently can also be seen performing in Dueling Piano clubs around the U.S coast to coast.
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.
Susan will be releasing her first original album in 2014 with Norrisong Productions in Nashville, Tennessee.
PERSONAL DEBUT ALBUM THANK YOU'S 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”.
~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 and hit songwriter
~Erik Halbig - Songwriter and Guitarist for Thompson Square
~John Goodwin - Hit songwriter, Cowriter of "Hold On You" from soundtrack of the movie Crazy Heart. John has worked with Jeff Bridges, T-Bone Burnett, Stephen Bruton, Jessica Andrews, Michael McDonald, Alanis Morrisette and others
~Ryan Story - Nashville Songwriter & Artist
~Lala Deaton - Songwriter & Sister Norrisong Artist
~Lisa Carver - Hit songwriter, 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
~Zach Allen - Album Engineer at Catch This Music on music row
~Danny Parks - Guitar
~Andy Hull - Percussion
~Dane Bryant - Keys/Organ
~Michael Rinne - Bass
~Jim Hoke - Horns Arranger/Leader
~Steve Herrman - Horns
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