Susan Werner Susan Werner
 Susan Werner is in the rung of contemporary songwriters closest to heaven. As a performer, she is vastly entertaining - funny, fun, dryly witty, very hard working and endlessly charming. Her songs have been recorded by Tom Jones and Michael Feinstein, Betty Buckley and Christine Ebersole. Emily Skinner ended her recent Blue Strawberry show with a Susan Werner song, "May I Suggest To You?"
Songwriter Susan 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 ranging from Cuban Son (An American In Havana), to 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 score for composer and lyricist of the score for Bull Durham, The Musical, based on the MGM film (Alliance Theater, Atlanta) was praised by the New York Times and the Atlanta Journal Constitution.  
Her latest recording (Flyover Country) is a collection of 10 originals in traditional country and bluegrass song forms and features Werner’s signature blend of musicality, poetry and wit.
“One of the most innovative songwriters working today.” — Chicago Tribune 

“(Werner is) a songwriter and musician who is in such complete command of her gifts that it’s almost scary.” — All Music Guide 

“When it comes to crafting a song, Ms. Werner’s only peers are Jimmy Webb and Paul Simon.” — No Depression 

“Susan Werner, a clever songwriter and an engaging performer, brings literacy and wit back to popular song.”— The New Yorker 

“Vulnerability has rarely been so witty or concise in modern song.”— Boston Herald 

“Always an impressive songwriter, Werner continues to compose sharp, funny, compassionate lyrics, a gift rare enough to set her apart…” — The Washington Post 

“The classically trained and jazz inspired singer is redefining the genre and winning admirers around the country…”— Phildelphia Inquirer 

“Kicking The Beehive is evidence that Susan Werner has no trouble reinventing herself year after year; and she’s damn good at it.”— Performer Magazine 

“Werner has quietly risen to the elite of American songwriters.”— Direct Current 

“This woman is great. period.” — Music Row (Nashville)