Susan Werner at Brava Theater; Women in the Arts
I first became familiar with the singer-songwriter folk tunes of Susan Werner through a CD of hers given to me by my father. He had discovered her when she played a free performance in the park in his Ashland, OH hometown and immediately fell in love with her warm vocals and heartfelt instrumentals. However, it was her lyrics, both touching and humorous, which really won him over.
In fact, I thought for awhile that he was going to drive me crazy with his repetitive crooning of the lines of the song “Sorry About Jesus” from her Time Between Trains CD (because even though they were admittedly funny, he was wearing them out). Then, he gave me the CD, and I found that the song was so catchy that it was soon leaking from my lips as well. Multiple CDs later, she has wormed her way into my heart and my headphones.
Susan performed in the East Bay a couple of months back at Freight and Salvage and is now returning for a San Francisco show. She plays this Friday at Brava Theater, the Mission theater which specializes in showcasing the work of women across the nation, particularly women of minority. So you can go hear a super singer-songwriter touring to promote her sixth CD and you can support a good cause at the same time.