January 23, 2019:


Linda Sussman is a Long Island-based singer/songwriter/guitarist with a unique style rooted in alt-folk:


Long Island's Linda Sussman performing


In 2018, Linda released her Every Road CD, an eclectic mix of 11 originals, many of which have been played on numerous radio stations and podcasts both in the US and UK. And now, just one year later, Linda is on a course to release another full-length CD of originals in 2019, ranging from stripped-down vocals and guitar to full-band orchestrations.

“Linda makes music worth listening to,” says Ron Cooke, a DJ on KTAL-LP in Las Cruces, NM. “Her songs are timely and insightful and presented with passion and conviction. She makes the personal universal and the universal personal.”

Linda’s soaring vocals and strong guitar-playing combine with lyrics that lift spirits and open minds. On Every Road, Linda’s lyrics reflect a strong belief in the human spirit (Creators), remind us to appreciate life’s wonders (A Little Bit of Heaven), acknowledge personal triumphs (Closer to Her Truth), and are a call for justice (Not In My Name, The Change, Tell Me Over Sunrise). The title track (Every Road) honors the unique path that each person walks.

Linda recorded Every Road with some of Long Island’s finest musicians: Mike Nugent (lead guitar, bass, dobro, slide, yuke), Richie Guerrero (percussion), Cindy Quart (keys), and Gabrielle Schavran (cello).

David Kidman, reviewer at FATEA Records Magazine, UK, wrote: “Every Road reflects “good old-fashioned singer/songwriter values…stylishly couched in an all-embracing musical idiom that appealingly combines elements of folk, west-coast folk-rock. alt-country and Americana.”

If you want to see Linda out live, she performs at a variety of venues across Long Island, and every few months she can be heard with her band, Linda Sussman Collective, at The Bitter End, NY’s iconic music venue on Bleecker Street in the West Village.

Every Road was coproduced by Linda and Mike Nugent and was released on Linda’s indie record label, Sing Out Proud Music. The CD was recorded by Mike at his Melts in Your Ears Studio (Huntington, NY), and mixed by Kevin Kelly at The Workshoppe East (Huntington, NY). The CD was mastered by Mike Kalajian at Rogue Planet Mastering(New Paltz, NY).

Linda’s Every Road CD is available on all streaming sites, as well as for physical purchase from CD Baby (https://store.cdbaby.com/cd/lindasussman) or directly on Linda’s website (lindasussman.com).

For upcoming performances, check out lindasussman.com/events; sign up on her site to receive gig and other news; and/or follow her on Facebook at https://facebook.com/lindasussman.music (please remember to Like her page!).

Here’s a video of Linda performing:




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