ABOUT

LINDA SUSSMAN is a New York-based artist (solo/band) and award-winning songwriter whose music embraces folk, alternative-folk and blues and whose songs span universal themes such as love, heartache, triumphs and social justice. Sussman's vocals (often compared to those of Joan Baez) are backed by her strong rhythm and fingerstyle guitar, with a touch of slide.

SHAKE IT LOOSE TODAY, Sussman's latest album (her fourth in five years), was released July 1, 2022, and is steeped in hope, passion and vulnerabilities. The nine new tracks range from rockin' blues to alt-folk to ballads. Joining Sussman's's acoustic guitar and vocals are her loyal backing musicians:  Mike Nugent on dobro and lead guitar, Kevin Kelly on bass, Richie Guerrero on percussion and Shawn Murray on drums. Shortly after its release, Shake It Loose Today ranked #1 on the weekly Roots Music Report's Top 50 Alternative Folk Album Chart (wk 9/24/22). Also in 2022, Sussman released the single track A POWER YOU'LL NEVER KNOW, in support of women's rights and in response to the US Supreme Court's overturning of Roe v Wade.

In 2021, Sussman's  THESE WALLS album charted #1 on the Roots Music Report (RMR)'s weekly Top 50 Alternative-Folk Album Chart (wk 4/3/21) and is ranked #5 on the RMR's Top Alternative Folk Album Chart for the Year 2021 . Linda's PASS IT ON DOWN album (rel. 2019) is ranked #20 on the RMR's Top Contemporary Folk Album Chart for the Year 2020.   

Sussman has shared her music over the years at a wide range of venues, inspiring audiences to sing along on her crowd-favorite, relationship-rebuilding song "Layer Me Up," groove to "Tomorrow Blues," check in at a personal level on "Will You Hold My Hand" or "Pass It On Down," have a bit of old-time blues fun in "My Baby" or step away from the daily news in "Let’s Just Boogie." Check out all of Linda's albums on all streaming platforms and the CDs/Store page.

Typically touring as a solo artist, Sussman occasionally performs with any combination of her stellar band, the Linda Sussman Collective (many of whom are also Sussman's studio musicians, including Mike Nugent, Mark Mancini and Richie Guerrero).

Linda Sussman's music can be heard internationally on radio stations across the US, Canada, UK, Europe, Israel, Australia and elsewhere.

2nd Place Winner: 2021 ASSV4U Songwriting Contest  "We Will Rise"

 • INTERVIEW with Illustrate Magazine

INTERVIEW with RGO (beneath the review)
 

THE CROSSROADS OF VERSEmusic & poetry program with poet Emily-Sue Sloane

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Major influences in Linda's songwriting:
Joni Mitchell, Phil Ochs, Bob Dylan, Holly Near, among many others!

Linda's guitars: 
Martin 00-16DBM
Martin OMC-15ME

 

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