Susie Fitzgerald’s second album, Restless, released in February 2015, travels across the American musical landscape from rootsy acoustic Folk and Alt-Country to vintage Rock riffs with a bit of jazzy Swing measured into the vibe. Featuring stellar grooves by Kyle Zender and Hill Baker with special musical guests John Macy, Phil Norman, Chris Speasmaker, Thom Flora and Chris Woods.
Restless takes the listener on a lyrical road trip, exploring relationships of all kinds along the way. Lovers, friends, enemies, “frienemies,” and The Self are regarded from the artist’s seasoned point of view—grown-up, wised-up, a little sassy, razor-sharp yet soft-hearted, and always, eternally hopeful.
Growing up in Colorado, Susie’s musical influences were abundant and varied—from traditional Folk and Country to Rock, Classical, Jazz and Soul. After a successful professional career in museum administration, Susie began writing her next chapter, first in short stories, then in poetry, and ultimately in music. Her lyric-driven songs integrate the diverse musical styles she has loved throughout her life.
Her first album, Plenty, a collection of original songs that follows the arc of a year-long trajectory of reinvention, gained critical acclaim in 2012 among Americana and AAA audiences, charting on the Roots Music Report, CMJ Top 200, Airplay Direct, and was recognized as “one of the great Americana albums of the year” by WAMU’s Americana Breakdown.
“...A series of richly textured, bravely constructed, profoundly moving and ultimately, deeply inspirational story-songs...A country-inflected Americana folk album of uncommon grace.”
—Nick DeRiso, Something Else! Music Reviews
"In her self-assured debut, Susie Fitzgerald introduces us to a major new talent in Americana music. 'Plenty' offers plenty to like, especially her velvety voice, which brings a full range of emotion and conviction to each song….Get to know this singer/songwriter: She's going places."
—Jon Talton, Columnist for the Seattle Times