Saturday, November 30 at 7:30PM
Susan Cattaneo is one of Boston’s most respected singer-songwriters. Respectful of tradition, but not bound by it, Susan blends rock, folk and blues with a healthy dose of country. Call it New England Americana with a twang.
In 2018, she was nominated for Best Americana Artist in the Boston Music Awards, and she performed and won the Connecticut Folk Festival. 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 album reflects her love for collaboration the record features 40 local and national artists including Mark Erelli, The Bottle Rockets, Bill Kirchen, Jennifer Kimball, Dennis Brennan and Jenee Halstead just to name a few.
Over the past three years, she was an Emerging Artist at Falcon Ridge Folk Festival and a finalist or winner at some of the country’s most prestigious songwriting and music contests including: Kerrville’s New Folk Contest (2018 and 2015), the Philadelphia Songwriters Project and at the Wildflower Festival Songwriters Contest, the International Acoustic Music Awards, the Independent Music Awards, the 5 Unsigned Only Song Contest, the USA Songwriting Competition, the Mountain Stage New Song Contest and the Mid-Atlantic Song Contest.
The Big Loud Band is also a Really Good Band, consisting of Renée Dupuis on keys and vocals, Jamie Walker on guitar and vocals, Richard Gates on bass, and Andrew Jones on drums.
Susan has also been teaching songwriting at the Berklee College of Music for over 15 years and performed all over New England with Western Mass trio The Boxcar Lilies.
Here is a video of Susan and her band performing Susan’s song 10 Kinds of Trouble.
Renée and Joe are a duo that features strong vocals, lush harmonies, imaginative arrangements, and collaborative songwriting stemming from the folk, rock, and blues idioms. Renée Dupuis and Joe Cardoza are both highly regarded musicians who are in demand for live appearances and studio recordings, and Renée will appear with Susan Cattaneo’s band too. As a duo, they have released two full-length studio albums. Renée and Joe are a married couple with a baby son who was born in December.