'The Independent Music Show Magazine' July 2019 - Page 14

Susan Santos

Featured - 26/July/2019

A great passion for the music led Susan Santos to learn, in a self- taught way, how to play guitar and sing. Step by step the lefty guitarist and singer was creating her own songs and her particular style of understanding the music. 

After several bands, she moved to Madrid in 2009 and formed a band with her own name, This is her more powerful project, a power trio that mixes blues and rock & american roots music. 

She has had intense years of performing in famous clubs and at numerous festivals around Europe, USA & Mexico. 

  

She recorded 5 cds "Take me home", (Grasa Records, 2010), "Shuffle Woman" (Peer Music,2012) and “Electric Love” (Paella Re- cords,2014) ,

“Skin & Bones”

(Paella Records,2016)

& “NO U TURN”

(TWH Records, January 2019) 

“NO U TURN " is her fifth

album and was mixed in Los

Angeles, California and

mastered in Aftermaster Studios

(Los Angeles) by Peter Doell (worked

for Glenn Frey, Steve Miller,

Willie Nelson, Tom Petty…).This album

was released 11th January 2019.

Susan’s outstanding voice and

appealing guitar style, along with her

strong stage presence is very refreshing in

the contemporary blues scene. Blues-rock

of XXI Century. Susan won The Best Musician

Performance 2018 in the European Blues

Awards. In 2019 she has been nominated

for Texas Sounds Music Awards.

Susan Santos is a guitar hero. She has chops to

spare. She is a monster in the studio,

overdubbing well performed layers of guitar

that sound live and immediate. Santos is

also an accomplished

songwriter who crafts sturdy, hook laden

numbers. But, there are not any real Blues

burners. There is not a traditional 12 bar

pattern anywhere. However, for those purists

who are looking for this talented slinger to lay

it down old school check out some of the

YouTube videos of Santos and band. She can get

down and weep out a deep 12 bar Blues like

nobody’s business. With this her 5th record,

No U Turn is a high point for a deep soulful artist

in her prime. 

(Blues Blast Magazine, US)

 

 

"She’s got an understated confidence that bubbles to the top, via snaking guitar lines at the core of a song-driven album, full of energetic arrangements, sparkling solos that illuminates her considerable abilities"

“No U Turn” all fit together seamlessly and flow like the best albums always do, as Susan shapes her material with the kind of gusto that has led her to winning the ‘Best Performer’ category at the European Blues Awards.

(Get Ready to Rock, UK)

 

 NO U Turn , Nº 5 in The most played Album in February 2019 (IBBA, UK)

https://www.susansantos.info