Susan Cowsill Band Ready for Rocking Summer Tour

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 Austin’s Saxon Pub where the band performed its concept show, Covered in Vinyl.

“Susan Cowsill and her band powered through a short set of their own material – as well as crowd-pleaser ‘The Rain, The Park, and Other Things’ 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 ‘Eleanor Rigby’ and the trippy ‘Love You Too.’ It was a lazy Houston kind of night, full of peace, love and Beatles,” 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 television’s fictional Partridge Family. During Susan’s decade with New Orleans’ 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 decade’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 Cowsill’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).

“The best records give you a sense of the people behind them, and Susan Cowsill’s ‘Just Believe It’ (Blue Corn Music) is practically a 15-track version of “This Is Your Life.” Cowsill’s first solo album in a 40-year career, ‘Just Believe It’ has the melodic and harmonic flourishes you’d expect from a one-time member of the Cowsills, who were among the finest purveyors of California dreamin’-style Nixon-era pop. – The Pulse, Chattanooga, TN

“…Susan Cowsill has been making music professionally for four decades. But there’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.” – Independent Weekly, NC

Summer Tour:

Jun 26 –The Howlin’ 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–Murphy’s Lounge Omaha

Jul 15 2009–Knuckleheads Kansas City, Missouri

Jul 16 2009–The Blue Door Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Jul 17 2009–Nathan P Murphy’s Springfield, Missouri

Jul 18 2009–Off Broadway St. Louis, Missouri

Jul 19 2009–Fitzgerald’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

Visit Susan at

www.myspace.com/susancowsill

www.susancowsill.com

All other inquiries:

Georgianne Nienaber (nienaber@tds.net)