Susan Cattaneo & The Big Loud Band with special guest Ali McGuirk
Susan Cattaneo & The Big Loud Band
Susan Cattaneo is one of Bostons most respected songwriters and a 2019 and 2018 Nominee for Best Americana Act of the Year at the Boston Music Awards. A powerful singer and sophisticated writer, Susan combines vivid storytelling with a modern songwriters spin. Susan blends rock, folk and blues with a healthy dose of country. Call it New England Americana with a twang. Her latest album The Hammer and The Heart charted #1 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart and yielded a #1 song on folk radio and a top 10 album of 2017.
The Big Loud Band assembles some of Boston's best musicians: Jamie Walker on electric guitar and vocals, Michael Bean on pedal steel, lap steel, dobro, guitar and vocals, Renee Dupuis on keyboards and vocals, Richard Gates on bass and Andrew Jones on drums.
She has also been a Falcon Ridge Emerging Artist and a finalist at some of the country's most prestigious songwriting and music contests, including the Kerrville Folk Festival New Folk, the Independent Music Awards, the Philadelphia Songwriters Project. Susan also won the CT Folk Grassy Hill Songwriting Competition and won the Director's Choice Award at the Mid-Atlantic Song Contest.
Ali McGuirk has made a career of captivating audiences with her powerful, buttery voice and heartfelt songwriting. Her earliest years as a performer were spent earning residencies across 4 continents, from Santorini to Hong Kong.
In 2016, she was recognized by the Boston Globe as an "artist to hear," along with Lake Street Dive, Haim and other notable names. Shortly thereafter, she released her debut, self-titled EP and has been riding that momentum ever since.
In November 2017, she released her first full-length album, "Slow Burn," which saw her working with an eclectic mix of artists, including Boston guitar legend Jeffrey Lockhart (Lettuce, D'angelo, Lalah Hathaway), Brandon Mayes (Kendrick Lamar, Soulja Boy), DeShawn DVibes Alexander (Marcus King, Eric Krasno) and Cilla Bonnie (Air Traffic Controller).
Ali won Blues Artist of the Year and Residency of the Year honors at the Boston Music Awards in 2018 and is once again a finalist in both categories for the 2019 BMAs.
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