Susan Werner has made a name for herself coast to coast. From her 1995 major label folk/rock debut Last of the Good Straight Girls to her 2007 collection of agnostic gospel hymns The Gospel Truth to her 2017 travelogue An American In Havana, Werner writes ambitious concept albums with subject matter and sounds to match. Spring 2019 brought a fresh set of songs from Werner, this time a New Orleans-inspired piano throwdown entitled NOLA. One of the few songwriters to have been featured on legendary Marian McPartland’s NPR Piano Jazz, Werner also made three trips to New Orleans to take in the city and the live music, and while there met David L. Harris, trombonist at Preservation Hall. “David was really key in helping me dial in on the right sounds, the right approach, and having him with me through the process and on the recording itself was enormously important.”
On Friday, Oct. 11, Werner will perform in the Salmon Brook Music Series at South Church, 242 Salmon Brook St. in Granby. Show starts at 7:30 p.m., doors open 7. Tickets may be purchased for $25 online at salmonbrookmusicseries.com or by calling 860-916-5066, or at the door for $28. Homemade refreshments will be available at intermission. Proceeds go to support the mission of South Church.