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Suzanne's Band

Houston, TX | Established. Jan 01, 2017

Houston, TX
Established on Jan, 2017
Solo Folk Rock

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May
28
Suzanne's Band @ New Spot Eatery

Houston, TX

Houston, TX

May
19
Suzanne's Band @ Wildcatter Saloon

Katy, TX

Katy, TX

May
18
Suzanne's Band @ Legends Coffee and Cafe

Katy, TX

Katy, TX

May
07
Suzanne's Band @ New Spot Eatery

Houston, TX

Houston, TX

Apr
28
Suzanne's Band @ Private Show

Porter, TX

Porter, TX

Apr
27
Suzanne's Band @ Private Show

The Woodlands, TX

The Woodlands, TX

Apr
25
Suzanne's Band @ Serene Beans

Katy, TX

Katy, TX

Apr
13
Suzanne's Band @ Typhoon Texas

Katy, TX

Katy, TX

Mar
16
Suzanne's Band @ Serene Beans

Katy, TX

Katy, TX

Feb
09
Suzanne's Band @ Wildcatter Saloon

Katy, TX

Katy, TX

Feb
08
Suzanne's Band @ Ventanas Wine Cafe

Katy, TX

Katy, TX

Feb
05
Suzanne's Band @ Ventanas Wine Cafe

Katy, TX

Katy, TX

Dec
09
Suzanne's Band @ The Concert Pub North

Houston, TX

Houston, TX

Nov
30
Suzanne's Band @ Potbelly Cinco Ranch

TX

TX

Nov
24
Suzanne's Band @ Cane Island

Katy, TX

Katy, TX

Nov
16
Suzanne's Band @ Potbelly Cinco Ranch

TX

TX

Oct
28
Suzanne's Band @ Unity North

TX

TX

Oct
26
Suzanne's Band @ Potbelly Cinco Ranch

TX

TX

Oct
12
Suzanne's Band @ Potbelly Cinco Ranch

TX

TX

Sep
29
Suzanne's Band @ Serene Beans

Katy, TX

Katy, TX

Sep
14
Suzanne's Band @ Potbelly Cinco Ranch

TX

TX

Music

Press


Out of the heart of true Americana comes the first official release from veteran songwriter Mia Suzanne Walker in Suzanne
Band’s Breathe EP, a sweet slice of six acoustic gems that fuse influences from folk and country music to yield the
breathtaking setlist we discover on this album. Fans of all music genres will find themselves hypnotized by Suzanne’s
southern drawl and plaintive insight.

There’s a stigma that a lot of singer/songwriters have to deal with when developing autumnal ballads about heartache and
reflection, which is that literate poetry about the complexities of love and loss can never be sophisticated when it’s delivered
in a folk-rock context. For a good example, look no further than John Denver. Denver’s career suffered a great deal because
of this stigma. Despite becoming the poet laureate of Colorado and penning four decades worth of the most earnest and
contemplative songs ever recorded in pop music, he never managed to shake the public’s association of his music with a
perceivably uneducated hippie culture. Although things could have worked out better for Denver, something tells me that
Suzanne will avoid the same fate thanks to the non-commercial and anti-genre route she has chosen to take her career. The
folk elements of Breathe aren’t particularly self-indulgent and don’t ascribe to any set notion of format, and the country twang
isn’t soaked in overproduction, making the entire record much more breathable (pun intended) and accessible than any of the
music being pushed at the CMAs this year.

The EP starts off with “Down in Mexico,” a fun ballad that contrasts the timber of Walker’s voice with sparkling acoustic
guitars and a sense of exotic relaxation. That feeling that comes with turning off the phone, unplugging your stress and just
embracing the cool breeze coming across a deserted beach. “Losing You,” takes on a more serious tone as Suzanne looks
back on the breakdown of a heartfelt romance between two people. “Young and Free” follows the same kind of theme,
retrospectively analyzing the hallmarks of what make our youth so exciting and eternally sacred. It’s that special ability to just
roll with things as they come, take on any challenge, no matter how daunting or seemingly impossible, and how desperately
we try to recapture that as we grow older. It is hard for me to recall the last time that I heard songs that went so deep but
managed to remain very simple and modest in their structural design. I’m impressed not only by Suzanne’s prose but by the
comfortability that she gives off in these songs, like they’re stories she’s kept intimately close to her own heart.

Suzanne’s Band would be a treat to see live, and I truly hope there will be some extensive touring in support of the Breathe
EP to help continue the critical momentum that Mia Suzanne Walker is quickly collecting in 2018. - VENTS Magazine


A little slow ominous picking of an acoustic guitar here, a
little lingering bassline over there. A bit of quaint percussion
and some divine vocals that evoke biblical imagery of a
simpler kind of man, a people who are only held to the
simple standard of love and respect. Fields of tall grass on a
hot summer day and sandy beaches that make merry for
young lovers lost in each other’s gaze. The loss of that love,
the stark reality that is left behind when we pick up the
pieces in our consequential fate. These are all segments in
the many splendored book of life, but they are also the
elements that Suzanne’s Band wants to aggressively explore in the simplest of terms on their gorgeous debut recording,
Breathe, a six song extended play from the mind of Texas’
own singer/songwriter Mia Suzanne Walker.

The particular genius of Suzanne’s Band isn’t necessarily the
instrumentation of production of this EP, although more
than adequately accounted for, but in fact the singular way
that Walker commands our focus throughout all six tracks.
With gusto that stops short of coming off arrogant, she
absolutely dominates the record with her affecting vocals
and persuasively catchy songwriting. There is an
overwhelming yearning in the piano and guitar throughout
the recording that makes me think about one thing more
consistently than anything else; how badly we all desire
coming full circle in life. To come back to the youthful
elegance that was enough to propel us into this scary,
unforgiving adult world of relationships and responsibilities.
Like the steady drum beat on “Young and Free,” life keeps
moving at a steady pace whether we’re ready for the
challenges we’re inevitably met with or not. The most
profound part of life, as the song reminds us, is that when
we get older we get to see things in hindsight, full 20/20
vision, and are met with the juxtaposition of what we would
do now and what we did do back then. What a distinction to
consider, no? Is that not the driving question of aging pretty much summed up? Were it not for Walker posing the idea,
one might think that popular music would be doomed to
revisiting the same themes over and over; how much money
is there to be made, how much attention can I receive, and
on and on with a trite recklessness that threatens the
emotional growth of an entire generation.

Anyone who is in search of a deeper connection to life that
can only be found through music and the artists who
express it with particular grace needs to seek out Suzanne’s
Band and Walker’s message of hope in midst of dissonance.
She has certainly found a fan in this west coast-living
journalist, and I hope to see much more output from her in
the years to come. - The Indie Source


Since the 1960’s, America has had a love affair with music that speaks to our roots and reminds us of what it’s like to be a part of something that is so much bigger than we are. Something that speaks to the very essence of our souls and drives us to so and accomplish anything that we set forth to do. I don’t know if Mia Suzanne Walker was setting out to create something as spellbinding as her debut extended play Breathe, but she not only exceeds expectations listeners have in a rookie offering, but creates an intrinsic new category of indie
folk music all its own. Much like the complicated lovers that dwell in Walker’s lyrics, I found myself falling into a complex love with Suzanne’s Band’s style introduced to me on this record.

When analyzing the evolution of popular music using The Beatles as a starting point and present day as the finish line, there are few consistencies to point to when it comes to predicting market patterns. One consistent is love songs, since much like mankind’s need for
water and oxygen, people will always be finding each other and pushing each other away in the same breath. Another is anthems of regret, which allow us to feel like we’re not alone in ruing the decisions that ultimately forge our identity. The third and final consistent theme is rejection, whether it be of societal ethos and regulation, or of each other, since, as much as we may pretend that national division is completely divisive in every sense, division between people tends to breed a sense of unity among the arts community, regardless of race or
political background. Through her approach we can see that Mia Suzanne Walker is aware of all of this, or at least she gets the narrative, because her music not only hits all of the required markers to be considered relevant, but it expands on the themes that audiences hold so dear to their heart.

If you’re looking for love songs, “One from Two” satisfies any romantic urges you may be harboring with its eloquent relation of stormy weather to the landscape of what’s like to be wandering life alone. Walker describes finding the missing piece, the one person who can
understand her and steal her heart from her chest without any resistance, something anyone who has found their soulmate will instantly find kinship in. “Losing You” shows us all the scary possibilities that loom over our actions, as just as easily that we found the love that now lights up our life, we can lose it, as if in an instant. The contrast is profound, and it cannot help but make one humbled in his or her decisions in love and life.

There isn’t a doubt in my mind that in all six of the incredible songs offered here on Suzanne’s Band’s Breathe EP, audiences and critics will have a hard time finding any blemishes in its pure, warm conveyance of poetic leitmotifs.

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There’s some big waves coming out of the southeast Texas music scene lately, and perhaps the biggest wave that the singer/songwriters in Austin need to be watching out for is the one being made by the rollicking indie pop/rock unit Suzanne’s Band and its eponymous singer’s soulful approach to song craft. Music has the unique capability of bringing the masses together in a way that is completely different
than any other medium in the art world. John Michael Rand (http://mobangeles.com/author/cyprus/) Lennon once said that this special quality is what makes music as sacred as religion, and that heavenly nature provides the backbone to Suzanne’s Band’s debut release, Breathe. Breathe takes us to a peaceful plain of contemplative catharsis akin to Joni Mitchell’s early work, and gives us a hearty sample of just what singer Mia Suzanne Walker is capable.

It might surprise you that despite her forty years of music experience, Breathe is Walker’s very rst professional solo recording. But in that same turn, you should consider just what that kind of creative simmering below the surface can yield; these are unadulterated, raw harmonies that haven’t gone through the layers of production that other artists four decades into the business are forced to lter their product through. This is the meat and potatoes of organic pop/rock, and man does it sound good.

We lead off with “Down in Mexico,” a slinky adventure to the golden beaches under a southern sun. Walker really does take us there in her descriptive lyrics, and her playful demeanor gives off an almost bluesy allure not found in most of her contemporaries. The blues influences
don’t come in the form that you may expect, with all of these songs devoid of any four bar predictability. Instead, the only swing you’ll and
in Walker’s melody comes on “One from Two,” a poignant love song that explores the story of how we and each other and come to share a single heart, a single life, where there once was two. She articulately explains how the magic of finding that one person who gets you and everything that you’re about, even your flaws and rough edges, is the most potent joy we can find on earth, and all of that joy is reiterated in the beautiful tune of the band.

Breathe’s title track is the biggest treasure on the extended play. The song deals with how we value our interpersonal connections in a world plagued with selfishness and greed. In our most defenseless moments, we often learn the most about who we are and what we want most out of life. These moments often leave us feeling suffocated and helpless as we take bold strides in self-discovery, but it is only through acknowledging that the story of life centers on loving as much and as many as we can that we can survive to see what the next chapter holds for us.

I can emphatically endorse Mia Suzanne Walker and Suzanne’s Band’s Breathe EP as not only a must-own addition to the 2018 music catalogue, but an exciting new artist worthy of the buzz she is generating.

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Michael Rand - Mobangeles.com


Using carefully arranged acoustic guitars and brooding harmonies, the Texas branded Suzanne’s Band creates a charming set of songs on the new extended play, Breathe, which is available now on Amazon.com. Suzanne’s Band is the official vehicle for Houstonian singer/songwriter Mia Suzanne Walker, and Walker is nothing short of a blinding force of positive energy in her debut offering. Using a folky template, she touches on themes ranging from vulnerability in the title track, to inspirational and cathartic on the rich “Down In Mexico”, a song that will definitely leave listeners itching to grab a set of car keys and cruise south of the border for a while. While there isn’t a lot of whimsy here, Walker never leaves us feeling depressed on Breathe, but instead moved by the depth of her emotional reach and relatability.
Texas has been known for producing some of the American songbook’s most pragmatic and influential contributors and not just in the scope of country music either. Suzanne’s Band could definitely appeal to country fans with all of its exquisite pastoral sensibilities, but if there is a distinct virtue that sets Walker’s style so far apart from the Nashville sound, it’s her humbleness. Walker doesn’t pretentiously croon through every predictable subject in the modern country repertoire, i.e. cheating spouses, drunken retrospectives and the celebration of having a stubborn attitude. Her songs explore introspective ideals and the importance of self-worth, and her delivery is equally refreshing as it is aesthetically pleasant to listen to. In a culture that seems to reward apathetic songwriters with fame, critical praise and financial success, there needs to be more spotlight given to bucolic poets like Walker.
My favorite song on the EP was probably “Losing You”, which comes drifting out of the woodwork like a soft smoke and lingers with us after just a single listen. The lyric “This is goodbye for me,” feels so real that when Walker sings it that one can’t help but reflect on their own loves now lost. She continues, “Love sang its song for me, then things went wrong for me,” as if to illustrate a scene of two people falling for each other only to drift apart like the smoky bassline that started the track. The passionate yearning is matched evenly with the eponymous “Breathe”, which offers some shelter from the stormy lives we create for ourselves in its honest verses.
One thing that is impossible to ignore in Mia Suzanne Walker’s Suzanne’s Band is its awesome potential for more output. All six songs in her debut extended play offer a variety of tones and colors to explore, and a full length album from this ethereal singer/songwriter would definitely be a high note to ride going into the next decade in popular music. For a taste of what is to come, pick up a copy of Breathe today. - Skope Mag


Discography

2018 Release of first EP Breathe
Available on CD Baby, Amazon, itunes, bandcamp and also
through https://suzannesband.com

"Loving The Feeling" the current top played song of the EP through Radio Airplay

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Bio

Indie Folk-Rock combination Suzanne's Band is the official vehicle for Texas based singer/songwriter Mia Suzanne Walker. Career highlights include being Captain of the Air Force chorale at Sheppard AFB and being in a backup group for Amy Grant and Michael W. Smith. With so many years of eclectic music experience each show can be tailored to fit the audience being performed for. Set lists include cover songs from the 60's up to current day and some originals too. The anti-genre approach to her songwriting creates an entirely different basis to build on along with the introspective ideals and the importance of self-worth laced into the lyrics. If you're looking for a deeper connection to life through music, this is it.

Band Members