Susanna Carman
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Former New Yorker Susanna Carman lives between Brisbane and Sydney these days, and her music takes up a similar in-between position straying from lilting folk to gentle country and low bubbling pop. It's a perfect spot for Carman's attractively relaxed voice, which touches on some real pain, lets you feel it without histrionics, then finds an optimistic route out each time. Holy is both pretty and personal and bears witness with grace and some style. - The Sydney Morning Herald


Awesome Aussie act! Sarah Howells, Triple J 'Roots and All' - Triple J


...with a folk influenced style reminiscent of early Paul Simon she engaged the audience with her melodic folk pop and delivered the material with a particular subtlety and nuance. Kim Cheshire, Country Update's 'Roots & All' - Country Update, Roots & All


Tragedy often makes for depth and fine morbid song-writing; after all, people are known to accentuate and focus on the negative rather than the positive. However, that is definitely not the case with Susanna Carman, sure the songs are well written but there is a distinct lack of morbidity. Holy, a release preceded by Carman’s own personal connections to 9/11 and various other scars of misfortune finds peace in quirky indie-folk. Charming the listener with intelligent and truthful storytelling, this release shimmers and unassumingly approaches the listener with a complete lack of self-pity. Carman’s delicate and restrained musicianship lends to the stories a fine balance that seems so necessary for such heavy topics. In fact, such a balance isn’t exactly a true balance – for while the instruments are definitely adequate, it is Carman’s lyrics that are true essence of the release. Restrained, sharp and completely human, Holy is an album that can be best described as triumph in the face of sadness. David Fannon, Rave Magazine - Rave Magazine


Susanna Carman sounds like a delicate version of Jewel. She has a full,
beautiful, resonating voice and approaches her songs delicately. Carman has
constructed an album full of clever songs which are beautifully crafted.
'Holy' is a calming CD for those peaceful days off. Brigitte Short, Tsunami Magazine - Tsunami Magazine


...Carman's easy-on-the-ear vocal style is perfectly complemented by the sensativity of her accompanists, who encompass local instrumentalists, ukelele whiz Azo Bell and violist/violinist Cleis Pearce. Highlights of Holy include the Appalachian flavoured 'My True Love' and 'Where'. Tony Hilliel, Rhythms - Rhythms


Nashville is the epicentre for talented singer-songwriters, so it is difficult to get people’s attention, much less get through their doors on Music Row … Susanna’s unique voice, along with her fun, heartfelt and quirky tunes, made for an unexpected splash from Down Under! Whitney Dane, Senior VP Creative, Kobalt Music Services Nashville - Kobalt Music, Nashville


“The spirit with which Susanna approaches her life and her music is truly a pleasure to witness!” Eric Alan, JPR Radio, Ashland, Oregon - JPR radio Ashland, Oregon, USA


Discography

I Am The One, EP - Oz Trax: "I Am The One"
Moment, Single - ABC compilation release on Highwire - Oz Trax
Holy, LP - Triple J's Roots and All, Home and Hosed:
"Begin Again" & "Lucia"

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Ex-pat New Yorker, Susanna Carman, is an artist in the tradition of 70’s style introspective and confessional songwriting. She engages her audiences with melodic folk pop reminiscent of early Paul Simon, and delivers the material with a particular subtlety and nuance. With a voice of heartbreaking purity, lyrics that cut to the bone and a release that shimmers, this acclaimed singer-songwriter is charming listeners everywhere…
"...a distinctly different approach, which made for a satisfying evening of fresh and inspired talent." Kim Cheshire, Roots & All - Country Update, Tamworth Country Music Festival

Awesome Aussie act! Sarah Howells, Triple J 'Roots and All'

“The spirit with which Susanna approaches her life and her music is truly a pleasure to witness!” Eric Alan, JPR Radio, Ashland, Oregon