SUZIE BROWN – might be a common name, but there’s nothing common about this rising talent. Having started writing songs in June 2008, Brown has had an exceedingly quick rise to popularity, selling out popular music venues, and opening for the likes of Livingston Taylor and Lyle Lovett.
While media outlets have seized on her unusual bio — Brown is a practicing cardiologist who has set aside a promising research career to focus on music — audiences and promoters have focused on Brown’s engaging performances and her intimate songs. The easy familiarity of her melodies harkens back to Carole King’s folk-pop creations, while the yearning sweetness in her voice recalls the down-home intimacy of Patty Griffin. Brown’s songwriting is remarkably mature, combining subtle progressions with memorable turns of phrase, in the best tradition of Nashville-style songwriting.
Brown’s debut recording “Side Streets”showcases her outstanding vocal performances and beautifully constructed songs. The set features key contributions from phenom Ross Bellenoit, who serves as both producer and guitarist, and celebrated singer-songwriter Zach Djanikian, who duets with Brown on the choruses of the opening track, “That Fence”. Rounding out an impressive production team, Side Streets was recorded and mixed by accomplished folk musician-engineer Jeff Hiatt at Turtle Studios in Philadelphia. Brown will tour nationally in support of Side Streets throughout the year.