From the Folk Scene to Havana, Cuba and Anywhere In Between:
Singer-Songwriter Extraordinaire Susan Werner
WHEN: Friday, January 4, 7:30 pm
WHERE: Morristown Unitarian Fellowship, 21 Normandy Heights Rd, Morristown
ADMISSION: $10.00 per adult at the door. Children 12 and under are free.
For further information, call 973-335-9489, or visit www.folkproject.org
The Folk Project website also offers music samples of Minstrel performers.
Zoe Mulford will open.
Susan Werner has done it again; the woman NPR named “Empress of the Unexpected” has brought forth another unique concept album with a national tour to match. Her new EP, An American in Havana, is a collection of original songs inspired by Werner’s recent travels to Cuba.
Blessed with a great voice and great guitar and piano chops, the multi-talented Susan Werner has put it all together, chartering new territory in style with original compositions in the American Songbook style. She's breathed new and brilliant life into the popular song tradition, one that many thought was a closed book. She combines a singer-songwriter's attention to detail, a cabaret chanteuse's sense of drama and a sardonic feminist's approach to romance and relationships. A transcendent performer, Werner made her first public performances at age five in Iowa, playing guitar and singing in her church. At 11, she began playing piano and in high school, she played saxophone in jazz combos. In college she earned a degree in voice and studied opera— until she began taking her guitar around to
coffeehouses on the folk circuit in Philadelphia, New Jersey and New York City,
reaching breakthrough success in the mid-90’s touring with countless luminaries.
Zoe Mulford charms audiences with powerful, story-driven songwriting, an
engaging stage presence, and an unlabored vocal style. She backs her voice with
guitar or clawhammer banjo, drawing on the traditional music of Appalachia and
the British Isles and stealing a few pages from the American Songbook to create
music that feels both comfortably lived-in and sparklingly fresh.
The Folk Project is a non-profit 501(c)(3) Corporation whose mission is to present high caliber folk music
performances and instructional workshops for the public and members; to encourage development of musicianship
and performance skills in the northern New Jersey area; and to provide interesting social and learning activities
relating to traditional and participatory folk music and dance.
Funding has been made possible in part by funds from Morris Arts through the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts.
The event is part of the Minstrel Acoustic Concert Series, sponsored by The Folk Project each Friday evening at the Fellowship.