"Susie Glaze has one of the most beautiful voices in bluegrass and folk music today. She performs a song straight from her heart and soul." - Roz Larman, KPFK's FolkScene
Susie Glaze & The Hilonesome Band appearing at Berkeley's storied Freight & Salvage Coffee House on July 15, 2010, recorded by Brian Walker. Mixed by Rick Cunha. Produced by Susie Glaze & Steve Rankin for Hilonesome Music.
Appalachian mountain roots meets new bluegrass.....KCSN writes: "Susie Glaze does something with a song that only great singers can do...she grabs hold of a song's deepest emotion and purpose and wraps it tightly around your soul..." Winner of the Just Plain Folks 2006 Music Award for Best Roots Album and Folkworks Magazine's Pick for Best Bluegrass Album of 2005 for her "Blue Eyed Darlin'", this show is a gorgeous eclectic blend of Appalachian mountain roots and exciting new bluegrass-inspired originals, all with the remarkable voice of Susie Glaze. Susie's Hilonesome Band was formed to showcase the songwriting genius of lead guitarist Rob Carlson ~ featuring Steve Rankin on mandolin, Mark Indictor on fiddle, Fred Sanders on bass and Carlson himself on lead guitar and dobro.
From Bluegrass Unlimited (on "Blue Eyed Darlin'"): "One of the most significant aspects of this latest Susie Glaze recording project is that it introduces the songwriting talents of bandmember Rob Carlson … "Blue Eyed Darlin''' is a wonderful collection of contemporary bluegrass music from an important voice on the California Bluegrass scene."
Jean Ritchie writes: "Susie Glaze is a fresh young voice . . . And, she's a communicator, to me the most important of qualities in a singer . . . with people like this to trust, my music will go on living, and soaring. And so will I."
ClassicHeartland.com:"Blue Eyed Darlin’” is about artistry. It’s about the coming of age of a singer who shamefully has not attained national recognition yet.”
"Susie Glaze is an extraordinary singer who has taken her immense talents to a whole new level with "Blue Eyed Darlin.'" What unifies this eclectic folk-bluegrass collection is Ms. Glaze's gorgeous voice which emanates like a force of nature straight from the heart. There are seven original songs on the album which she inhabits so deeply they feel truly timeless. This is stark American music that is drawn from a primal well of love, loneliness, and yearning. It's quite simply a stunning piece of work that should be shared with your friends. And if your friends aren't knocked out by it, then it's probably time for new friends."
— Richard Dresser, Playwright