June 18, 2019:


Linda Sussman, a singer/songwriter/guitarist from Huntington Station has a unique alt-folk and blues sound:


Linda Sussman Long Island musician


Her just-released “Pass It On Down” (May 2019, label: Sing Out Proud Music), is her second full-length CD of all originals. The CD’s 10 tracks, which feature Sussman’s strong vocals and lyrics which KTAL DJ Ron Cooke call “provocative and compelling,” cut across a host of genres, from blues to alt-folk to folk-rock to bluegrass and country blues.

Sussman acknowledges that her time spent in the recording and mixing studios on nearly back-to-back full-length projects was quite ambitious and a bit insane, but she quickly notes she would not have done it any differently. “I’m just driven to get my music out there,” she says. “Although it is incredibly challenging still to be juggling a full-time day job and have enough time and energy left over to focus on my music, there is simply an undeniable pull that I need to satisfy. So I just keep moving forward balancing it all the best way I can.”

As to the mix of styles on “Pass It On Down,” Sussman says, “I go wherever the music or lyrics take me, and I try not to let myself be boxed into any one category.”

Sussman co-produced both “Pass It On Down” (2019) and her preceding CD, “Every Road” (2018), with Mike Nugent, who complements Sussman’s strong fingerstyle and rhythm guitar with his masterful and elegant riffs on lead electric guitar, dobro, and bass. “Pass It On Down” also features a number of top-flight musicians well-known in the NY metro area and beyond: Cosmo Mallardi (acoustic/electric bass), Mark Mancini (piano), Richie Guerrero (percussion), Cindy Quart (piano), and Lisa Gutkin (fiddle, of The Klezmatics). Backing vocals are added not only by Sussman herself but by Janice Buckner, Cecilia Kirtland, Anne O’Rourke, Greg Seck, and Cindy Quart.

A number of the songs (including “Truckload of Blues”, “Chasin’ That Train”, “Proud Woman”, Cryin’”, and the title track “Pass It On Down”) are already receiving radio play across the US and UK on stations, including WUSB (Stony Brook, NY), KTAL (Las Cruces, NM), WFHB (Bloomington, IN), Radio Summerhall (Edinburgh, Scotland), WOMR (Provincetown, MA), and elsewhere.

Sussman is currently planning a CD Release Party, which she hopes will include the full band (Linda Sussman Collective)…watch this blog for her upcoming event announcement!

Website: lindasussman.com

CD Baby: https://store.cdbaby.com/cd/lindasussman4

CD available on all streaming, including iTunes, Spotify, Google Play, etc.

Facebook (where you can like her music page!): facebook.com/lindasussman.music

Instagram: instagram.com/lindasussman.music

To Contact Linda: lindasussman.music@gmail.com

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