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Susan Marshall Returns Home To Play in Memphis

July 27, 2009

Fresh from a rousing performance opening  for the Arc Angels at the Anaheim House of Blues last week and singing with Jim Lauderdale at the Levitt Pavilion this weekend, Susan Marshall will cap off her month-long Los Angeles area tour this week and head to Austin to open for Mike Farris at Antone’s on August 7th.  Marshall will then return home to Memphis where she will play a slew of area dates throughout August and September including the Delta Fair on September 12th and the Cooper-Young Fest with the Iguanas on September 19th.

Marshall recently released Little Red on Madjack Records, recorded during several trips between Memphis and London by Jeff Powell, (Afghan Whigs, Primal Scream, Bob Dylan), and Henry Olsen (Primal Scream, Beth Orton, Nico). Sonically the record points to the sometimes not so obvious connection between the soul music of Memphis and the club scene of London. Noted author Robert Gordon, (It Came From Memphis), wrote in his liner notes for Little Red that “the album conjures Memphis of the 60’s and 70’s while rooted solidly in the present day.”

Marshall teams with Lucinda Williams for a duet of “Don’t Let Me Down,” calls on singer Greg Dulli, (Afghan Whigs, Gutter Twins, Twilight Singers), to back her on “Femme Fatale,” and features Al Green’s legendary sideman Teenie Hodges on “Oh My Soul.”

Even if you don’t think that you’ve heard Susan Marshall sing, chances are you probably have.  In addition to her acclaimed self-released albums, “Susan Marshall is Honeymouth” and “Firefly”, Susan Marshall is known for her work with Cat Power, The Afghan Whigs, Lenny Kravitz, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Primal Scream and Lucinda Williams.  Just this last year Susan recorded vocals for Lucinda’s new CD Little Honey, was featured on Maynard James Keenan’s Puscifer disc, sang on Solomon Burke’s new record, wrote a song on Katherine McPhee’s debut CD, sang all over Australian Idol Guy Sebastian’s record and contributed vocals to the soundtrack for the Denzel Washington movie “The Great Debaters.” In February Susan was called on to sing on a project by Klaus Voormann, (Plastic Ono Band, Manfred Mann’s Earth Band).  In March Susan was also honored “for her unyielding support and contribution to Memphis Music” by the Memphis and Shelby County Music Commission.

See what  folks are saying about Susan Marshall’s new CD Little Red below. You can also find Ms. Marshall online at http://www.myspace.com/susanmarshall and view a clip of Susan performing with Lucinda Williams at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0bqRCkvK9X0.

Tour Dates:

July 31                     The Redwood-full band          Los Angeles, CA

Aug 7                       Antone’s w/Mike Farris           Austin, TX

Aug 13                     Memphis Mary’s w/ band          Memphis, TN

Aug 14                     Itta Bena-solo show                     Memphis, TN

Aug 15                    Otherlands w/Stonehoney        Memphis, TN

Aug 15                    Hi-Tone                                             Memphis, TN

*w/ Paul Taylor at his CD release party

Aug 21                     Itta Bena- solo show                   Memphis, TN

Aug 22                     Itta Bena-solo show                    Memphis, TN

Aug 22                     Blue Monkey w/ band                Memphis, TN

Sept 12                     The Delta Fair                             Germantown, TN

*Keith Sykes Songwriter Night
(opening for Richard Leigh, Keith Sykes and Nancy Griffith)

Sept 19                     Cooper-Young Festival w/The Iguanas          Memphis, TN

Nov/Dec                  Tour dates and venues TBA                           SPAIN

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