Black Eyed Susan
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Black Eyed Susan

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"Black Eyed Susan ~ Rudbeckia"

“…a true advocate of quality live entertainment – their performances are nothing short of spine-tingling.
At the core of the band’s soaring energy lies the always-catchy rhythm and beat…Seen live, Black Eyed Susan’s tunes mobilize every audience-member’s head and foot and lure them into their artistry.” – Alexandra Press, NYC

"Black-Eyed Susan has its eye on the prize"

“Black Eyed Susan is guaranteed to electrify the crowd with a unique,
unforgettable live show.” – Ben Joyce, Greensboro, NC
- ESP Magazine

"Sweet Sounds From Black Eyed Susan"

“These guys have an agenda: bringing their philosophy of life to their music. They live music, they love music, and they want to share their love for music with as many people as they can. On stage, this philosophy is engendered in the warmth felt between these lifelong friends. The genuine love they feel for each other is transmitted through the music they play to the ear of the listener. They understand the healing power of the music when it is played with true passion and feeling, a formula too often neglected by too many bands on the scene today….Black Eyed Susan’s performance was a perfect conclusion to a night of eclectic bands at the shore’s most eclectic venue.” – Drew Bolognini, Red Bank,
- The Hub

"Black Eyed Susan"

“One band that seems to be destined to come out of the regional scene and make its way across the country is Black Eyed Susan.” – Rick Coates, Kalkaska, MI
- Northern Express Weekly

"Black Eyed Susan"

Black Eyed Susan is one band that defines groove! Any listener can't help but close their eyes and enjoy what is being laid down. The listener will be convinced immediately there are more than three members in Black Eyed Susan. Matthew, Adam and Chase know and understand the fundamentals of groove! The smooth guitar lines accentuate the essential drum and bass relationship, never interfering with each other. The vocals are never overpowering and allow the songs to breathe. The fact that all three members sing also makes for an enjoyable listening experience by creating variety.
...For a band that has shared the stage with acts like Santana and Aerosmith it's a wonder how Black Eyed Susan isn't a household name, yet. I guarantee it's only a matter of time! The only thing left to say about Black Eyed Susan is "You got to feel it." Kudos!
- Northeast In-Tune Magazine

"Songs From the Bottom"

...It is hard to believe that such a big, full sound comes from just three guys, but these are three very talented musicians. If you like Maroon 5, this band is probably for you. Black Eyed Susan knows how to blend the perfect mix of piano, organ, driving beats and notable guitar riffs to create a well-balanced groove. While there is a strong funk/jazz current in nearly every song, Black Eyed Susan doesn't use the same formula for each tune - yet each one achieves the same ear-pleasing results. The musicianship on this album is superb, and Matthew Chase's soulful guitar especially shines on such numbers as "Said and Done" and "Shade of Blue." "From the Bottom" has shades of Train and even a bit of Randy Newman in the piano. "Turn on the Radio" is primed to become a radio-friendly single. Slightly reminiscent of a happier Elliott Smith, its intensity grows with each verse. Songs From the Bottom is an all-around solid album, and this band should be well on its way to bigger things. - Rise Music Magazine


BES Albums:
Songs From the Bottom (2006)
7 Days (unreleased)

Radio play:
105.5 FM The Bridge - Charleston, SC
96.1 The Wave - Charleston, SC
106.7 The Penguin - Wilmington, NC
89.7 WTMD - Towson, MD
Sirius - Jam On
Breakthru Radio - internet



Black Eyed Susan is an exploding musical entity based out of Charleston, SC. Originally from Baltimore, MD, this soul-rock trio has moved around the country, spreading music through underground channels, developing a cult following. Now with a new album in the works, the band is poised to make its way into the main stream.

Their musical identity is defined by the combination of their precise musicianship, three part vocal harmonies and creative and moving songwriting. The sound they create is much greater than its three players. Aaron Levy’s unique techniques on keyboard bass and organ/piano/synthesizer, along with Matthew Chase high flying rock, jazz and slide guitar approaches, are glued together by the tight, in-the-pocket beats of Adam Chase on drums. The ability of BES to create its big sound is evident in both their studio recordings and in their live performances.

Growing up in a strong musical community in Baltimore, the band evolved into a young group of virtuoso musicians that, throughout it’s growth, performed with Santana, Crosby Stills and Nash, Aerosmith, Derek Trucks, OAR, Bowling for Soup, Oteil Burbridge (Allman Brothers Band, Aquarian Rescue Unit), Victor Wooten (Bela Fleck and the Flecktones), Dicky Betts, and Karl Denson (KDTU, Lenny Kravitz, Sexual Chocolate).

In 2006, the band released, “Songs from the Bottom,” which consists of songs that weave effortlessly between musical genres, capturing the best of improvisation as well as some unforgettable anthemic choruses. Since the Release, BES has been touring the east coast putting on unforgettable live shows, while coming up with new ways to keep their fans on their feet.