Susan Werner returns to Westport’s Voices Café on Saturday, October 12 at 8:00pm. Voices Café is located at The Unitarian Church in Westport, 10 Lyons Plains Road, Westport.
Celebrated as a charismatic performer, she’s known above all for challenging herself to conquer new styles, almost like mountaintops, every few years.
For the Voices Café audience that will mean musically evocative “paintings” from her 2017 Cuban flavored collection “An American In Havana” and, from her most recent album appropriately titled “NOLA- Susan Werner Goes to New Orleans”. When she plays you can literally close your eyes and see the images that inspire her music.
It’s no surprise that The Chicago Tribune wrote that she is, “One of the most innovative songwriters working today.”
After over a dozen albums singer-songwriter Werner has confirmed her reputation as an artist as changeable as the weather and in a good way, as she has the ability to effortlessly slide between folk, jazz, pop, gospel, Tin Pan Alley, chamber music, and Americana all delivered with sassy wit and classic Midwest charm.
Pamela Means will be opening for Susan. Her songs, although sometimes musing on softer matters of the heart, are often rallying cries for justice and racial equality, including “Color of the Skin,” (Plainfield, 2016) a response to the Michael Brown Jr. grand jury decision.
Pamela has won numerous awards for her work, including Falcon Ridge Folk Festival’s “#1 Most Wanted New Artist, OutMusic’s “Outstanding New Recording Female” (Single Bullet Theory), Boston Music Award Best Contemporary Folk Nomination, Indie Gods of Guitar Competition Silver Award and Top 100 honors in 2015 NYC GO! Magazine. Oregon Live proclaimed Pamela’s vocals as “hard-wired to her heart: emotional, raw, angry when it needs to be, yet supple and warm as an embrace. The truth may not always be pretty, but Means is a stunningly effective messenger.”
Seating at Voices Cafe is cabaret style (at tables) and table reservations (minimum 4 people) are accepted by contacting David Vita, email@example.com or calling 203.227.7205 x14. Doors open at 7:30.