Susan Werner “Lake Of Stars” – My god, it’s full of stars

Over twenty five years of a musical career Susan Werner has played in a variety of styles, but is perhaps best known as an acoustic singer-songwriter playing coffee houses and folk festivals.  On new album ‘Halfway to Houston‘ you can hear that heritage, but there’s a strong Americana twist to songs like ‘Lake of Stars‘, which swims in lap steel.  Alongside Susan Werner herself you can hear Mike Brenner on that lap steel, Kevin Hanson on guitars, Mark Schreiber on drums, the bass of John Cunningham and Eliza Jones’ backing vocals.

Susan Werner has explained the backstory to ‘Lake of Stars‘ saying: “I’ve been from Dallas to Houston to Austin, plenty, but I’d never been to West Texas before last year. That whole side of the state was a revelation, from El Paso to Marfa to Big Bend and Terlingua.  One resident of Alpine said, ‘Trust me on this; Drive ten miles south of town tonight, get out of your car and look up. You’ve never seen so many stars in your life.’ I did exactly what he said, and it was exactly as he said.  Wondrous.




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Sure, I could climb high in a tree, or go to Skye on my holiday. I could be happy. All I really want is the excitement of first hearing The Byrds, the amazement of decades of Dylan's music, or the thrill of seeing a band like The Long Ryders live. That's not much to ask, is it?
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