Susan Werner Headed to The Cabaret, 6/27
Critically acclaimed singer/songwriter Susan Werner and her music defy category. She has cultivated a reputation as a daring and innovative songwriter who boldly endeavors to weave old with new to create altogether new genres of music. She has recorded sixteen albums with projects ranging from jazz to country, and even gospel. With her grace, wit, and pure genius in capturing the human experience in music, Werner delivers it all.
Show Times: June 27, 2014 at 8:00pm
Tickets: $25 - $55 (*$12 food or beverage minimum)
For tickets call 317.275.1169, or order online at www.TheCabaret.org.
A popular contemporary folk singer/songwriter who began singing and playing before she was out of elementary school, Susan Werner studied voice in college before trading in classical music for acoustic folk. After a pair of self-released CDs (1992's Midwestern Saturday Night and 1993's Live at the Tin Angel) she earned a major-label deal, which spawned Last of the Good Straight Girls in 1995.
Called the empress of the unexpected by NPR, singer-songwriter Susan Werner turned another corner in her multifaceted musical career with her vibrant album, Kicking the Beehive. Kicking the Beehive is Werner's follow-up to her 2009 recording, Classics, a compelling pop-meets-classical album of contemporary standards supported by the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Classics was the third in an ear-opening series of innovatively themed projects, including 2008's "agnostic gospel" album The Gospel Truth that melded Werner's own tunes written in the traditional gospel tradition and 2004's I Can't Be New where she channeled the cabaret standard songwriting of George Gershwin and Cole Porter.
Susan Werner composes skillful songs that effortlessly slide between folk, jazz and pop all delivered with sassy wit and classic Midwestern charm. Throughout her expansive career boundless versatility has emerged as a hallmark of Werner's talent, and has proven to be a quintessential ingredient of her engrossing musical persona.