OXFORD — Singer/songwriter Susan Werner will perform from her diverse songbook during a concert at 6 On The Square in Oxford at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, April 21.
Werner has built a reputation coast to coast as one of the most daring musical forces on the acoustic circuit. With professional jazz, rock, and classical chops on piano, guitar, and vocals, her songs and shows explore a dizzying array of styles and themes in concept albums such as Cuban Son (“An American in Havana”), New Orleans junk piano (“NoLa”), a celebration and critique of the American church (“The Gospel Truth”), and new Great American Songbook-style standards (“I Can’t Be New”).
Werner has toured with luminaries such as Richard Thompson, Joan Armatrading, Keb Mo, and George Carlin, and her performances are renowned for their intensity, spontaneity, and humor. Her position as composer and lyricist for “Bull Durham: The Musical” at Alliance Theater in Atlanta was praised by the New York Times and the Atlanta Journal Constitution.
Her latest full-length recording, “Flyover Country,” is a collection of 10 originals in traditional country and bluegrass song forms, and it features Werner’s signature blend of musicality, poetry, and wit. Her latest EP is a recording of original song called “The Birds of Florida.”
Learn more online at SusanWerner.com.
Tickets for the April 21 show are $30; purchase online at 6onthesquare.org or call 607-843-OTS6 (6876) to make a reservation. Doors open one hour before the start of the performance. The performance also will be streamed live online; more information at 6onthesquare.org.
Masks and COVID-19 vaccinations are strongly encouraged but not required for entry.
This concert is made possible in part by Patocka’s Fine Dining Restaurant in Greene and public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, with the support of Gov. Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature.
Coming up are Rod Abernethy on May 20 and a 16th anniversary celebration with Joe Jencks on June 17.
6 On The Square, Inc. is an intimate, not-for-profit, volunteer-based acoustic music listening room and arts venue located at 6 Lafayette Park in downtown Oxford.
-Information provided by 6OTS