New Orleans, Louisiana (RPRN) 6/22/09– The Susan Cowsill Band begins its summer tour after a critically-acclaimed warm up run in Houston for the Discovery Green Concert Series and Austinâ€™s Saxon Pub where the band performed its concept show, Covered in Vinyl.
â€œSusan Cowsill and her band powered through a short set of their own material – as well as crowd-pleaser â€˜The Rain, The Park, and Other Thingsâ€™ before launching into a spirited rendition of the entire 1966 classic Revolver by the Beatles. The band smoked its way through “Taxman” and never looked back while taking the largely baby-boomer crowd on a memory trip to the beginnings of psychedelic music with sweet renditions of â€˜Eleanor Rigbyâ€™ and the trippy â€˜Love You Too.â€™ It was a lazy Houston kind of night, full of peace, love and Beatles,â€ the Houston Press said.
The summer tour will include old favorites as well as new material from the yet-to-be-released album, Lighthouse.
Susan Cowsill made her initial mark on popular culture at the age of eight with The Cowsills the 60s family pop group that not only scored Top Ten singles The Rain, the Park and Other Things, Hair, and We Can Fly, but also served as the real-life inspiration for American televisionâ€™s fictional Partridge Family. During Susanâ€™s decade with New Orleansâ€™ roots-pop super group The Continental Drifters, she won the hearts of discerning listeners with her impassioned vocals and personally-charged songwriting, gracing three widely-acclaimed albums and a decadeâ€™s worth of riveting performances.
Susan Cowsill will join the original Cowsills for a two week run at the RFD-Theatre in Branson, MO from July 27 through August 8.
Cowsill’s vocal talents have beautifully supported recordings from artists as diverse as Dwight Twilley, Redd Kross, The Smithereens, Giant Sand, Nanci Griffith, Carlene Carter and Jules Shear, while her compositions have been covered by The Bangles and Hootie and the Blowfish. In addition, popular artists such as Lucinda Williams have provided back-up vocals on Susan Cowsillâ€™s recordings.
As a duo band member include Susan Cowsill (Vocals & Guitar) and Russ Broussard (Drums & Vocals).
As the New Orleans and Covered in Vinyl band add Jimmy Robinson (Lead Guitar & Vocals), Pete Winkler (Bass Guitar & Vocals), Mary Lasseigne (Bass Guitar & Vocals) or Janson Lohmeyer (Keyboards & Vocals).
â€œThe best records give you a sense of the people behind them, and Susan Cowsillâ€™s â€˜Just Believe Itâ€™ (Blue Corn Music) is practically a 15-track version of â€œThis Is Your Life.â€ Cowsillâ€™s first solo album in a 40-year career, â€˜Just Believe Itâ€™ has the melodic and harmonic flourishes youâ€™d expect from a one-time member of the Cowsills, who were among the finest purveyors of California dreaminâ€™-style Nixon-era pop. â€“ The Pulse, Chattanooga, TN
â€œâ€¦Susan Cowsill has been making music professionally for four decades. But thereâ€™s nothing remotely music business-y about her sound and approach. On the contrary, an evening in the musical presence of Susan Cowsill inspires such adjectives as organic, heartfelt, straightforward and, when she and the band get cooking, simply rocking.â€ â€“ Independent Weekly, NC
Jun 26 –The Howlinâ€™ Wolf Mandeville/NOLA, Louisiana
Jul 9 2009–Waterfest Oshkosh, Wisconsin
Jul 11 2009–Arrowhead Center for the Arts Grand Marais, Minnesota
Jul 12 2009–House Concert Grand Marais, Minnesota
Jul 14 2009–Murphyâ€™s Lounge Omaha
Jul 15 2009–Knuckleheads Kansas City, Missouri
Jul 16 2009–The Blue Door Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Jul 17 2009–Nathan P Murphyâ€™s Springfield, Missouri
Jul 18 2009–Off Broadway St. Louis, Missouri
Jul 19 2009–Fitzgeraldâ€™s Chicago, Illinois
Oct 11–Voice of the Wetlands Houma, Louisiana
Oct 16–House Concert Alexandria, Louisiana
Oct 17–The Red Dragon Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Oct 20–The Evening Muse Charlotte, North Carolina
Oct 21–Club Cafe Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Oct 22–Narrow Center for the Arts Fall River, Massachusetts
Oct 23–Mexicali Blues Teaneck, New Jersey
Oct 24–Concerts at the Crossing Titusville, New Jersey
Oct 25–Mancini Hall Toms River, New Jersey
Oct 26–IOTA Club & Cafe Arlington, Virginia
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