Rising Band SUSTO Premieres 'Jah Werx' Video on Relix

Charleston-based SUSTO (pronounced "soos-toh") premieres the new video for their single "Jah Werx" via Relix Magazine. View the video HERE and share it HERE. Relixexplains that "the band described the inspiration of the song, citing the great influence of Bob Marley. They particularly noted that 'Jah' is the Rasta word for God and 'Jah Works' is the Rasta term for 'God is good' or 'God is working,' which led to this song title. 'For our song 'Jah Werx,' we took this phrase and reinterpreted it in terms of our own reality and understanding of the universe.'"

The band continues to crisscross North America, touring constantly in support of their new album & I'm Fine Today (out now on Missing Piece/Caroline). Bandleader Justin Osborne sat down with Billboard in May to discuss their growing career HERE. See below for a complete tour itinerary.
The five-piece band has made a name for themselves in recent years playing high profile festivals including Hangout, Austin City Limits, Stagecoach and AmericanaFest along with upcoming dates at Pickathon and Hopscotch and opening slots with The Lumineers, Band of Horses and The Head and The Heart. Their first US headline tour took place in the winter/spring of 2017, with sold out shows in San Francisco, Atlanta, Chicago, Denver, Washington, DC, Charleston, Savannah, Chapel Hill and Nashville.
Earlier this year, the band made their national television debut performance on "CBS This Morning: Saturday," watch HERE. They also performed a Facebook live-streamed session for NPR Music's Night Owl series HERE along with performances at Rolling Stone and Paste.

SUSTO is comprised of Osborne (vocals, guitar), Dries Vandenberg (guitar), Marshall Hudson (drums), Jenna Desmond (bass) and Corey Campbell (guitar, keys). The band name derives from a medical syndrome specific to Latin American culture that roughly translates as "panic attack."

The band released their self-titled debut in April 2014, which Charleston City Paperdescribes as "Southern Gothic country through and through." The following year SUSTO recorded a live album featuring Ben Bridwell from Band of Horses and later went on to be the support act for Bridwell and Iron & Wine on their fall 2015 tour. Daytrotter, via Paste, described the live performance as "breathtaking."


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June 15-Indianapolis, IN-The Hi-Fi

June 16-Evanston, IL-SPACE

June 17-Appleton, WI-Mile of Music

June 19-Minneapolis, MN-7th Street Entry

June 20-Madison, WI-The Frequency

June 22-Columbia, MO-Rose Park

June 23-Maquoketa, IA-Codfish Hollow Barn

June 24-Yorkville, IL-Solstice Music Festival

June 25-Charlotte, NC-Moo & Brew
July 7-Asheville, NC-RiverMusic Festival

July 8-Johnson City, TN-Capones
July 9-Memphis, TN-The Levitt Shell

July 27-Jackson, MS-Martin's

July 29-Kansas City, MO-The Record Bar

July 30-Fort Collins, CO-Downtown Artery

August 1-Boise, ID-The Olympic

August 2-Eugene, OR-Sam Bond's Garage
August 3-4-Happy Valley, OR-Pickathon Music Festival

August 5-Bozeman, MT-Sweet Pea Festival

August 8-Calgary, AB-Commonwealth

August 9-Edmonton, AB-The Needle Vinyl Tavern

August 12-Winnipeg, MB-Park Theatre

September 9-Raleigh, NC-Hopscotch Music Festival

September 12-Nashville, TN-Rooftop On The Row

September 14-Nashville, TN-AmericanaFest

September 15/16-Bristol, TN-Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion

September 23-Athens, GA-Georgia Theater

September 29-Harmony, NC-VanHoy Farms
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