Country of origin:
Type of music generally:
Rock, with significant blues and jazz influences. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Most recent release, Unpredictable (2008)
Grace Slick, Alice Peacock, Phoebe Snow, Sue Foley
Own, occasional co-writing
Driving soulful R&B-influenced pop/rock. Susan Harper's rich, low vocals dominate the slightly jazzy acoustic backing. (email@example.com)
Recommended first album:
Susan Harper—vocals, guitar
Lai Peterson—guitar, bass
Lari Peterson, Paul South, Susan Harper
A lot of the time, the best music is an outgrowth of the artist's ability to synthesize elements from different musical genres. On her initial 5-track CD, Susan Harper has shown that she's good at this.
Susan Harper—acoustic guitar, vocals
Lari Peterson and Paul South, Neal Storme, Sean Lahay, Susan Harper
Throughout this album the lyrics capture moments of time and experience, feeling both personal and universal; accordingly the music and vocals feel intimate—like you're overhearing someone's innermost thoughts—and yet they're presented with musical skill and vocal energy. "Enchantment" is my favourite track here—it has such a catchy verve. Unpredictable is recommended for anyone who enjoys pop/rock, especially that edging toward blues and R&B. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Thanks to Mitch Pravatiner and Sophia Gurley for work on this entry.
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