Suzie Brown & Scot Sax
An evening of folky singer-songwriter fare
May 12, 2015 · 8:00pm
An evening of great singers and songwriters with Suzie Brown & Scot Sax, along with Cariad Harmon.
Suzie Brown & Scot Sax
Suzie Brown writes songs to process her life. For a singer-songwriter, it’s not that unique of a creative impulse. But when you’re also a cardiologist, used to being stoic and selfless on the job, the catharsis is even more essential. “Music is my place to be honest,” says Brown. “I can say how I’m really feeling. I like not having to be so strong.” With her gift for unforgettable melodies and evocative lyrics, it’s hard to imagine it’s been only six years since she penned her first song. In that time, she’s been nominated for several Independent Music Awards, named a finalist in the Mountain Stage NewSong contest, a semi-finalist in the International Songwriting Competition, among other accolades, and had her music featured at Starbucks, The Gap and Anthropologie. Scot Sax knows his way around a song. He has been writing them for years, whether it was with his own bands Wanderlust and Feel, or as a purveyor of hits for singers like Faith Hill and Tim McGraw. It was Sax, in fact, who co-wrote the country duo’s Grammy-winning smash “Like We Never Loved At All.” His catchy “I Am the Summertime,” penned while with the band Bachelor Number One, was featured in the blockbuster “American Pie.” And he’s netted countless TV credits, with song placements in shows like “Ghost Whisperer,” “NCIS,” “CSI: NY” and “Keeping up with the Kardashians.” Brown and Sax met by chance at a mutual friend’s wedding. 11 months later they were married. It didn’t take long to realize that their chemistry was infectious both on and off the stage, and they have been slowly but surely combining their musical worlds. Sax co-produced Brown’s latest album ‘Almost There’ with Oliver Wood (Wood Brothers). Brown’s folk/Americana roots influenced Sax to explore a more raw, stripped down sound on his latest release “I’m in A Mood.” The couple relocated to Nashville in the winter of 2014, and have spent much of this year co-writing with some of Nashville’s finest writers. This November, they are embarking on their first tour as a duo.
New York City based Brit, Cariad Harmon’s music should come with a warning label. Her irresistible melodies paired with an authentically pure approach to songwriting prove to be an addictive combination. And with equal parts charm and vulnerability, her live show resonates so deeply you’ll want to take her home.
Cariad’s upcoming sophomore album is a highly personal record with meticulously crafted songs about hope, loneliness and the human condition. Full of honesty and courage, the album taps into something raw and alive that becomes more endearing with every listen.
Rolling Stone made the comparison to Norah Jones and Joni MItchell but what Cariad Harmon is doing is uniquely her own.