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About Susan Marshall

One of the region's finest vocalists, Susan Marshall began her career Off-Broadway as a leading soprano in the Rep-Company Light Opera of Manhattan. Shortly after moving back to Memphis in 1990, she began fronting rock-soul band The Mother Station and was signed to a record deal with EastWest/Atlantic Records. In 1994, they released their debut album Brand New Bag, which peaked at #34 on Billboard’s Mainstream Rock charts.

Since then, Susan has released three critically praised solo albums: Susan Marshall Is Honey Mouth, Firefly, and Little Red.  She has performed renditions of her eclectic mix of jazz, blues, and soul standards and originals with the Memphis Symphony Orchestra and the Memphis Jazz Orchestra, and she's also known for her solo and duo performances in residency at Itta Bena on Beale Street and Lafayette's Music Room in Overton Square.

Susan has toured all over the world as part of the Afghan Whigs, as well as with Cat Power & the Memphis Rhythm Band, which included appearances on Austin City Limits, The Late Show with David Letterman, Late Night with Conan O'Brien, and the BBC’s Later…with Jools Holland.

Her song “Better Off Alone” was recorded by American Idol’s Katherine McPhee for her 2007 debut that reached #2 on Billboard’s Top 200 Albums Chart. Her songs have also been recorded by international blues divas Ana Popovic and Reba Russell, to name a few.

Susan is also known for her studio and stage work with a wide range of superstars: Lucinda Williams, Keith Richards, Norah Jones, Lenny Kravitz, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Ann Peebles, North Mississippi Allstars, Alvin Youngblood Hart, Solomon Burke, Jim Lauderdale, Steve Earle, Kirk Whalum, and many more. In the studio, she has worked alongside legendary producers Tom Dowd, Chips Moman, Willie Mitchell, Jim Dickinson, Joe Hardy, John Hampton, and her husband Jeff Powell. Her studio work has garnered multiple gold and platinum record awards, and she has the distinction of having sung background vocals on five Grammy-nominated records.

Classy, versatile, and supremely talented, Susan Marshall is a Memphis music treasure.

Videos

Song List Highlights

ROCK ME BABY (bb king)
 GOING TO TOWN (susan marshall)
 COME TO MAMA (ann peebles)
 DON'T LET ME DOWN (beatles)
 AIN'T NO LOVE (bobby blue bland)
 BACK TO YOU (susan marshall)
 COME TO MAMA (ann peebles)
 TONIGHT I'LL BE STAYING HERE WITH YOU (bob dylan)
 OH MY SOUL (susan marshall)
 CAN'T LET GO (lucinda williams)
 SWEETER - (gavin degraw)
 INNER CITY BLUES (marvin gaye)
 BLACK SEA BLUES (susan marshall)
 BABY I LOVE YOU (aretha franklin)
 WHAT A MAN (linda lindell)
 HOUND DOG (big mama thornton / elvis)
 ANY WAY YOU WANT (uptempo blues shuffle)
 WALKIN' THE DOG (rufus thomas)
 BRING IT ON HOME TO ME (sam cooke)
 CAN'T STAND THE RAIN (ann peebles)
 COME TOGETHER (beatles)
 I FEEL GOOD (james brown)
 I THANK YOU (sam & dave)
 NATURAL WOMAN (aretha franklin)
 LET'S STAY TOGETHER (al green)
 DO RIGHT WOMAN (aretha franklin)
 NIGHTS IN WHITE SATIN (moody blues)
 INTO THE MYSTIC (van morrison)
 USE SOMEBODY (kings of leon)
 I'LL BE AROUND (spinners)
 THAT'S WHAT I WANT (beatles)
 IT'S NOT THE SPOTLIGHT (rod stewart)
 LITTLE BABY (howlin wolf)
 ALRIGHT OK YOU WIN (Count Basie)
 GREEN ONION (booker t & the mg?s)
 WHEN THE SAINTS GO MARCHING IN (second line rhythm)
 SISSY STRUT (the meters)
 AT LAST (etta james)
 CRAZY LOVE (van morrison)
 WHAT A WONDERFUL WORLD (louis armstrong)
 I'VE BEEN LOVING YOU TOO LONG (otis redding)
 MAKE YOU FEEL MY LOVE (adele)
 OVERJOYED (stevie wonder)
 I CAN'T HELP FALLING IN LOVE WITH YOU (elvis)
 I WILL (beatles)
 IF I AIN'T GOT YOU (alicia keys)

and many more.....!