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Artist: Little Sue

Waxed - Record Review from Issue #43 Jan-Feb 2003

Little Sue – The Long Goodbye

Susannah Weaver, stage name Little Sue, has grown up. Her third record is her most nuanced and accomplished, in large part because of terrific production by Ezra Holbrook and tasteful contributions by more than a dozen of Portland’s best musicians and singers. Weaver’s artistic growth has apparently not been without its struggles. The Long Goodbye [...]

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Waxed - Record Review from Issue #22 July-Aug 1999

Little Sue – Crow

“She stuck around, said to hold my ground/We went ’round, ’round, ’round,” goes the first line of “Down To You”, the bouncy two-step that kicks off Little Sue Weaver’s sophomore disc. It’s rare when an artist’s essence can be captured so concisely in a song, but Little Sue’s salt-of-the-earth obstinacy is a fundamental part of [...]

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Waxed - Record Review from Issue #14 March-April 1998

Little Sue – Chimneys & Fishes

The adjective “Appalachian” may be overused, but Portland, Oregon, singer Little Sue — a.k.a. Susannah Jean Weaver — is in fact originally from West Virginia, and she sounds, well, Appalachian. Her voice has a rawness and a slight quaver, but it also has an Emmylou Harris-like quality and a confident presence. With her debut record, [...]

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Town and Country - Shorter Artist Feature from Issue #8 March-April 1997

Little Sue – Like the lion in The Wizard of Oz

It’s one of those stories you wouldn’t believe unless it happened to you. It was one of the last days of the year and Susannah Weaver was closing up at the coffee shop she was working in at the time. She’d been discussing with a co-worker resolutions for the coming year; she decided for herself [...]

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From the Blogs

  • SummerTyne Americana Festival #9 - Jumping Hot Club Stage (Gateshead, U.K. - July 18-20, 2014)
    photos from this Festival are available here - http://www.harrisonaphotos.co.uk/Music/SummerTyne-2014/ Wow, it’s taken nearly two weeks for me to get my breath back after another frantic and wonderful SummerTyne Americana Festival. As I say every year, the crowds turn up not knowing anyone on the Jumping Hot Club… […]
  • The Song's the Thing: An Interview with Robby Hecht
    Robby Hecht sings like a whisper, like a hesitant truth that simply can’t go unsung anymore. His songs can invoke starry nights and fog rolling in on the beach. Lights turning off. Front porch silences and morning walks alone. Holding hands for the first time, letting go for the last. Across his three indie releases, Hecht has distinguished himself as the se […]
  • What Happens When a Band on the Rise Finds Out Its Name Is an Obscure Racial Stereotype? Meet Parsonsfield (Formerly Poor Old Shine).
    For Poor Old Shine, it started with a song… a traditional prison work song of the American South, called “Ain’t No Cane on This Brazos.” It’s been interpreted by everyone from Dylan and the Band, to the Low Anthem, Lyle Lovett and the Wood Brothers. And it was the song in one of the great scenes in the movie “Festival Express,” as a completely blotto Rick Da […]
  • Eric Clapton Pays Homage to His Late Friend JJ Cale
    A year after the death of  cult singer-songwriter JJ Cale, his close friend Eric Clapton has launched a tribute with an album and documentary, featuring the likes of Willie Nelson and Mark Knopfler. The Breeze: An Appreciation of JJ Cale features 16 interpretations of Cale's typically laid-back repertoire and is named after a 1972 release Call Me The Br […]
  • The Infamous Stringdusters on Country Fried Rock
    The Infamous Stringdusters tour so much that they even have their own festival, the Festy, with a fabulous lineup including our alumni, New Country Rehab. Chris Pandolfi and Andy Hall are so in sync that they alternate answering questions and finish each others' sentences. For their fifth album, Let It Go, the… […]
  • Jillpoke Bohemia: An Interview with the Author, Conducted by Himself - Part 2
    Let’s talk about the music behind Jillpoke Bohemia. Webcomics don’t typically have soundtracks, but one can imagine that a Jillpoke Bohemia soundtrack might sound pretty cool. Sure.  Maybe the comic could be represented by a virtual band, in the tradition of the Archies and the Gorillaz.  If we could find a couple of unknown musicians who sound the way I ima […]

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