MARTIN GROSSWENDT & SUSANNE SALEM-SCHATZ
Start with two compelling voices, an uncanny sense of harmony and a deep grounding in traditional American music. Add in stunning guitar work and a warm, intimate performance style, and what do you get? Martin Grosswendt and Susanne Salem-Schatz.
An extraordinary instrumentalist and powerful singer, Martin's performances encompass the breadth and depth of Southern roots music, from classic Delta and East Coast blues to early country music to Creole and Cajun music. As a solo artist, he has shared the stage with legendary performers including Jesse Winchester, Dave Van Ronk, Tom Rush, Sonny Terry and Brownie Magee, Sam and Dave, Taj Mahal, and many others. His mastery of numerous regional styles on guitar, mandolin, five-string banjo, and fiddle make his concerts events that audiences don't soon forget. Susanne slips into any genre and makes it her own; soulful blues singer one minute, sassy honky-tonk gal the next. Together they show a deep love and respect for the roots of classic blues, old time, early country, and honky-tonk. At the same time, they make the music their own, presenting it with style, grace and wit.
"Martin Grosswendt and Susanne Salem-Schatz make beautiful music together. Martin is one of roots music's best kept secrets, while Salem-Schatz complements Grosswendt's stunning, understated instrumental work and soulful singing with rock solid rhythm, distinctive harmonies and powerful lead vocals. Together Martin and Susanne explore the highways and byways of traditional and vernacular American music in a unique and compelling way that's all their own. If they come your way, don't miss them.
- Andy Wallace, former Program Director, National Folk Festival; Program Coordinator, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress
"Martin Grosswendt is one of America's great natural musical resources."
- Robert Resnik, Vermont Public Radio
Phippsburg Congregational Church (View)
10 Church Lane (at Parker Head Rd.)
Phippsburg, ME 04562
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