SusanJoy Grieco
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SusanJoy Grieco

Band Pop Singer/Songwriter


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The best kept secret in music


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TurnAround 2005


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Lovely melodies, ear-candy musical hooks, and one very natural performer... SusanJoy Grieco live is simply an experience to behold. Or to hear on CD.

Excited by the thrill and ease of touching many hearts through songs, SusanJoy began recording. The debut CD, titled TurnAround, was released in May 2005. It was mastered and recorded at the multi-Grammy Award winning Bennett Studios, in Englewood, NJ.

SusanJoy’s music is adventurous and eclectic Folk Rock. Her influences include Joni Mitchell, Bob Dylan, Stevie Wonder, Neil Young, and on the other end of the spectrum, Ella Fitzgerald & Louis “Satchmo” Armstrong, Burt Bacharach, Irving Berlin and the Gershwins. The list goes on and on.

Music is an active calling for SusanJoy. She sang before she talked, and began short story writing, songwriting, poetic writing, singing and performing at a very early age. “I write and perform because I am moved to. I must. It’s like the need to breathe or drink water. It’s natural, and it soothes.”

Audiences appreciate her performances, too. So it seems the soothing is a mutual thing.

And audiences adore her stories of how songs are born. People often ask SusanJoy, how do you write a song? Like, where does that come from!?

"Simply living life," she shrugs. "For example, the pop-rock crowd pleaser 'The Air' was inspired while appreciating my fantastic family and friends. Fans say this song feels like being at an outdoor U2 or Sheryl Crow concert. And the sassy sing-a-long song 'Loverboy' wrote itself after I saw the flirtations of some country stars in a Nashville coffeehouse. Listeners have called it a tongue-in-cheek Dixie Chicks style. Inspiration also comes from misbehaving pets. A noisy bird kicked-off the pleasing 'Fricasse Shuffle', reminiscent of the Paul Simon/Jimmy Buffet genre, complete with it's own dance steps. Or, eavesdropping on a lovers quarrel became the moody, jazzy composition, “He Said, She Said.” My discerning friends pick-up on the Dave’s True Story or Joni Mitchell vibe to this tune. To me, writing is my Meditation. And if songs can sooth my audience too, that is like goosebumps to me!"

Speaking of goosebumps, in 2002, SusanJoy traveled to the “Songwriters Meccas”, Nashville, and Memphis, Tennessee. It was a profound experience.

SusanJoy plays a 514 ce Taylor Guitar with the Expression System Pickup. It is a Mahogany Grand Auditorium Cutaway 6 string acoustic. The Western Red cedar top brings extra warmth and responsiveness, a perennial favorite among fingerstylists and singer-songwriters alike.

New Jersey-born SusanJoy's family lineage includes a long musical history. The family heard songs composed by her grandfather, and recounted stories of musical relatives as far back as The Golden Age of Vaudeville. “To this day, my Dad still teases “Show biz doesn’t run in this family, it gallops!”

SusanJoy is a prolific songwriter, so a new CD may makes its prescence known anytime now, for recording.

In the meantime, Life is Good for this Folk Rock Songwriter! Giddy-up!