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We’re streaming LIVE from our home studio in LA for our first Stage It show.  Catch our Saturday afternoon set online on August 17th, 3:00 p.m. Pacific! 

Here’s how:  follow the link and buy your ticket - you can write to us during the set and make requests, comment, just say hey!

See below for details on how to log on to the Stage It website, find our show and get a ticket!  Live from our living room to yours!  We'll see you then, in person! 


http://www.stageit.com/susie_glaze_the_hilonesome_band/live_from_our_home_studio_in_los_angeles_our_first_stage_it_show/26150

 

Susie Glaze & the Hilonesome Band Radio now lives on our Pandora radio channel, featuring our new release "White Swan"!  Check it out for some great artists in our ballpark.

Click Here for our Pandora Radio!
Our very first music video is finished and ready.  This is Ernest Troost's fine song "Harlan County Boys" from our album "White Swan."  Thanks to SunDog Studio Los Angeles for their amazing work on it!  


Announcing the March 19 Release of "White Swan"

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"Exceptional musicianship... stunning, timeless ballads... like a clear mountain stream is the pure, clear voice of Susie Glaze...this is one gorgeous album - a 'must discover.'"  Folkworks

 

"Glaze and company have done a wonderful job of charming us in the past but now it seems like her recent vintage live set was to clear the palette before the next stage was set. A bluegrass crew that could easily stand toe to toe with Union Station, this crew has elected to widen the lens and take newgrass into the wide open mixing in Celtic, folk, roots, Americana and a full range of indigenous sounds that blend into a wonderful down home, home grown stew. Boldly powering their way down their own new cut road, if you haven't had the chance to enjoy the Glaze sound yet, this is the place to jump in to be totally blown away. This is the perfect record for anyone that's ever wondered what the big deal about roots/Americana is to find out what's what."   Chris Spector for Midwest Record

Read more: February-March News

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Tim Carrol's Review of "White Swan" on FolkWords.com came out today!
http://www.folkwords.com/latestreviews_84043.html










January 2013

Dear Friends,

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Happy New Year!

I hope the New Year is off to a great start for everyone.  Here in Los Angeles we are laughing at ourselves at how we cannot take this cold snap ~ our friends and family in more northern climates are chuckling too, as they are used to below freezing for this time of year.  Angelenos, it seems, are mightily “put out” when the temps get below 85!

Read more: January 2013 Newsletter

December 2012

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Greetings, Dear Friends!

Happy holiday season to all our friends on the list.   I'm delighted to be sending news of our great line up of December shows and also whetting your appetite for our new CD release that will be on the streets starting in January, "White Swan."  Here are some selected notes on the record.  I'll be writing again next month with news of an exciting CD release concert here in Los Angeles as well as updates on the release date, reviews, etc.

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Stories of tragedy and transcendence ~ the overpowering confrontation with one's destiny ~ the sweet pathos in losing love and growing older ~ this is the human condition that gave rise to the urge to create folk songs from the earliest ages of human history...With the introduction of new evocative writing by Rob, integrating historical elements along with new and deeper complexity in music, our sound has made a most interestingly subtle shift: we've cast a wider net to find a sound unlike anything we've done before. What is here is a true melting pot of influences that move us, from bluegrass to country to Celtic to Appalachia, and we've found our true home in this, our new, unique sound.

 

Lead guitarist Rob Carlson's original songwriting is again a main focus of this album with four new songs, and some of the most sophisticated folk music on the scene today. Songs of tragedy at the hands of violence and mistaken identity, as well as lighthearted musings on love and growing older make up an eclectic and tunefully lovely mix. Also featured are songs from two other Los Angeles songwriters: Ernest Troost's great "Evangeline," and "Harlan County Boys," and Fur Dixon in collaboration with Rob on "Little Rabbit." As on earlier albums, the work of the great Jean Ritchie is present, with the profoundly moving "The Soldier." Fred - Bragg Rehearsal Fred Sanders makes his songwriting debut with the Hilonesome Band on his original song of family, "Rockin' in Your Grand Daddys' Chair," and Steve Rankin is the fine and Grass Valley - Steve in BW expressive lead on Steve Earle's poetic "Me and the Eagle." James Taylor's great anthem "Mill Worker" opens the album as a tribute to all working women everywhere. Also included is a recording originally appearing on Susie's "Singin' The Moon Up" Jean Ritchie tribute, the great "Lord Thomas and Fair Ellender (here as "Fair Ellender"), one of the most well-known of the original "Child Ballads" developed by Ritchie. Susie on the haunting lead vocal is joined by Ritchie sons Peter and Jon Pickow, and famed East coast fiddler, Kenny Kosek.

Until next month, please visit us on Our Facebook Page ~ Come on out to a show, bring friends, and come say hey!

We send you love and blessings and wishes for a very happy holiday season,

Susie and the Hilonesome Band

Steve Rankin, Mark Indictor, Rob Carlson and Fred Sanders

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October 21, 2012

"White Swan" Is on the Way!

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"Fate gave the word, the arrow sped, and pierced my darling's heart….and with him all the joys have fled that life can to me impart…"

Dear Friends,

I'm thrilled to be working on our new album even as I write, tentatively titled "White Swan."  Below are some notes on the production that will give you an idea of what's coming.  I hope you'll read and be intrigued!

Stories of tragedy and transcendence ~ the overpowering confrontation with one's destiny ~ the sweet pathos in losing love and growing older ~ this is the human condition that gave rise to the urge to create folk songs from the earliest ages of human history.

This is the most truly collaborative work I've ever released.  The fine players of the Hilonesome Band and I have created these songs together and on this album you hear their voices alongside my own.  The band was just absolutely amazing in the studio.  I felt so thrillingly happy as I stood in the studio booth and sang the songs we’ve perfected over the last year and a half.  I looked around to see if anybody just noticed how great everything was sounding!  Excitingly, we developed Ernest Troost’s “Harlan County Boy” at the last minute when we realized we needed another song to fill out the album.  Luckily, Steve and Rob and I had worked on the song in late July and had a great arrangement all ready with a demo to practice with and charts.  So we got that song together in just a couple of hours and to me that is the mark of a great band, the ability to pull out a great performance in a short time because of technical skill and collaborative bonding.  I’m so excited by the outcome.  I think this song of Ernest’s is, like all his work, profound, poetic and beautiful.

This album is a real milestone for our band, marking an evolution that has had a long coming of age.  Our growth and evolution has made me look back to sum up this now almost ten year journey.  We've come a long way from the early years of our band's inception.  Our first album "Blue Eyed Darlin'" released in 2005 introduced us to the world via the songwriting of our lead guitarist, Rob Carlson.  We reached for the sounds of bluegrass because it was the music we loved ~ we were drawn to the stories, the romance, the warnings, the humor and the tragedies.  With the introduction of new evocative writing by Rob, integrating historical elements along with new and deeper complexity in music, our sound has made a most interestingly subtle shift:  we've cast a wider net to find a sound unlike anything we've done before.  What is here is a true melting pot of influences that move us, from bluegrass to country to Celtic to Appalachia, and we've found our true home in this, our new, unique sound.

Lead guitarist Rob Carlson's original songwriting is again a main focus of this album with four new songs, and some of the most sophisticated folk music on the scene today.  Songs of tragedy at the hands of violence and mistaken identity, as well as lighthearted musings on love and growing older make up an eclectic and tunefully lovely mix.  Also featured are songs from two other Los Angeles songwriters: Ernest Troost's great "Evangeline," and "Harlan County Boy," and Fur Dixon in collaboration with Rob on "Little Rabbit." As on earlier albums, the work of the great Jean Ritchie is present, with the profoundly moving "The Soldier."  Fred Sanders makes his songwriting debut with the Hilonesome Band on his original song of family, "Rockin' in Your Grand Daddys' Chair," and Steve Rankin is the fine and expressive lead on Steve Earle's poetic "Me and the Eagle." James Taylor's great anthem "Mill Worker" opens the album as a tribute to all working women everywhere.  Also included is a recording originally appearing on Susie's "Singin' The Moon Up" Jean Ritchie tribute, the great "Lord Thomas and Fair Ellender (here as "Fair Ellender"), one of the most well-known of the original "Child Ballads" developed by Ritchie.  Susie on the haunting lead vocal is joined by Ritchie sons Peter and Jon Pickow, and famed East coast fiddler, Kenny Kosek.

We are indebted once again to our fine friend and collaborator Rick Cunha who has done a masterful job of engineering for this record.  Rick has been working with us and for us since the early days of the Eight Hand String Band in 2000 for their record “Simple Truth.”  He’s since engineered our albums “Home On the Hill,” “Blue Eyed Darlin’”, “Green Kentucky Blues” and also handled file transcription and mastering on our live stage soundtrack of “Singin’ The Moon Up: the Voice of Jean Ritchie.”  We love Rick and love working with him at his cozy and beautiful studio, the Rainbow Garage in Los Angeles.

Below is our upcoming show schedule through this year ~ we are especially gratified with the FolkScene broadcast coming up on October 28th. Tune in online at KPFK's Streaming Online and stream the show

from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.   We're also looking forward to welcoming our friends Houston Jones to Southern California during the first part of November for two shows with us.  Check that out below and make plans to join us and hear this very fine and rocking Northern California band!  These should be two really awesome shows!

Until next time, please visit us on  Our Facebook Page and Our Home Website.  Come on out to a show, bring friends and come say hey!

We all send you love and blessings,

 

Susie and the Hilonesome Band

Steve Rankin, Mark Indictor, Rob Carlson and Fred Sanders

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 Susie Glaze & The Hilonesome Band has appeared at the Hollywood Bowl, The Broad Stage, CalTech Folk Society, The Freight & Salvage Coffee House, WFMT'S "Folkstage " with Rich Warren, Grass Valley Bluegrass Festival, San Francisco Bluegrass & Old Time Festival, Don Quixote's International Music Hall, FolkScene with Howard and Roz Larman, McCabe's Guitar Shop, Skirball Cultural Center and California Traditional Music Society among many others.

This is the best in lush newgrass Americana folk roots fusion, gorgeous eclectic blends of mountain folk and exciting new bluegrass and Celtic-inspired originals, all with the remarkable voice of Susie Glaze.

"…one of the most beautiful voices in bluegrass and folk music today."  KPFK's FolkScene

"...with people like this to trust, my music will go on living, and soaring. And so will I."  Jean Ritchie

 

Upcoming Shows Until Year's End

Sunday, October 28th "FolkScene" Broadcast on KPFK 90.7 Pacific Radio.  6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Stream it live on www.kpfk.org www.folkscene.com

Friday, November 2, Coffee Gallery Backstage (with Houston Jones)

2029 North Lake Blvd., Altadena, CA 91001.  Showtime:  7:00 p.m.  Call for reservations:  (626) 798-6236  Visit the website for more information at www.coffeegallery.com

Saturday, November 3, Susie Glaze & The Hilonesome Band in concert with Bay Area country rock ensemble, Houston Jones

Boulevard Music 4316 Sepulveda Blvd., Culver City, CA 90230.  Show time at 8:00 p.m.

Call for reservations: (310) 398-2583 and visit www.boulevardmusic.com for more information.

Saturday, December 1, CTMS Benefit 7:30 pm concert start

16953 Ventura Blvd, Encino 91316.  7:30 show time.  Other artists include Fur Dixon, Ross Altman and Tom Corbett.

December 8, Hemet Public Library

Music@The Library, 300 East Latham, Hemet, CA  92543.  2:00-3:00 p.m.

December 8, Noble House Concerts

Sherman Oaks, CA  91411.  http://www.jrp-graphics.com/noblehouse/

8:00 p.m. show.  Email our host, Barbara Greenspan at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call (818) 780-5979  (Directions given upon RSVP).

December 15 Folk Works Concert at the Santa Monica History Museum

1350 7th Street  Santa Monica, CA 90401  (310) 395-2290, Doors open at 7:00 pm, Concert starts at 8:00 pm. Tickets $15.00.  Visit www.folkworks.org

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