Susan Cowsill Highlights NOLA Songfest
NOLA’s Susan Cowsill will join master songwriter Jimmy Webb, (By The Time I Get To Phoenix, Wichita Lineman, Up Up And Away, Macarthur Park), on Friday December 5th and Saturday December 6th, at the New Orleans Songwriters’ Festival. The sponsor of this event is The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP). Since its inception 80 years ago, ASCAP has been representing songwriters, composers, and publishers. The purpose of the New Orleans Songwriters Festival is to promote interaction between New Orleans and Louisiana-based writers and writers from around the world.
April 21, 2009 will mark the release of Susan’s second recording, currently titled “Lighthouse.” In all, she has graced more than 150 albums, amounting to well over 10 million recordings sold.
During Susan’s decade with New Orleans’ roots-pop super group The Continental Drifters, her personally charged songwriting graced three widely acclaimed albums and a decade’s worth of riveting performances. Susan’s vocal talents have supported recordings from artists as diverse as Dwight Twilley, Nanci Griffith, T-Rex, Giant Sand, Hootie and the Blowfish, and Carlene Carter. The Bangles and Hootie and the Blowfish have covered her compositions.
Susan’s 2005 solo album, Just Believe It, is being re-released, remastered and remixed in 2009. The Cowsills - with original members and siblings Bob, Susan and Paul Cowsill- will embark upon a major world tour in early 2009 in honor of the 40th Anniversary of the group’s 1969 smash hit, “Hair.”
Susan’s husband, NOLA drummer Russ Broussard, Bob’s son Ryan Cowsill, Paul’s son Brendan Cowsill, and bassist Tad Armstrong will round out the group.
The tour will visit more than 60 cities around the globe and include television, literary and sponsorship components.http://www.myspace.com/susancowsill