Susan Werner brings her sassy wit and classic Midwestern charm to Thrasher
On Friday, June 18, Susan Werner will bring her Midwestern charm and acclaimed live performance to the Thrasher Opera House. Farm girl Werner was raised in rural
Always ready to reinvent herself, in 2004 Werner released her album of instant songbook classics "I Can't Be New" on Koch Records. For years she incorporated cabaret-style numbers in her live performances, exchanging her guitar for a piano (when there was one to be had), and she'd been asked by her audience to put all those songs in one recording. Fans and critics alike sang her praises: the All Music Guide calling it "a brilliantly constructed, soulful, and cleverly tender effort by a songwriter and musician who is in such complete command of her gifts that it's almost scary."
In 2005, Werner made a splash on satellite radio and in the blogosphere with her "alternative national anthem" entitled "My Strange Nation." For this song, Werner adopted the musical style of a battle hymn, and added lyrics that encompass both the poetry and hypocrisy innate to the United States. 2007 brought the release of "The Gospel Truth," a collection of originals Werner describes as "hymns for the spiritually ambivalent." That project surveyed the wide variety of attitudes toward the Church in
With seven albums under her belt including the new “Classics,” an active touring career throughout the
As Howard Reich, chief critic of the Chicago Tribune wrote, "Werner is one of the most innovative songwriters working today."
This program is supported in part by a grant from the Wisconsin Arts Board with funds from the State of
Tickets are only $18 and available at the Thrasher office, Knowledge Emporium, Green Lake Bank (Green Lake); Pick N’ Save, Ripon Drug (Ripon); Twister (Princeton) or by calling (920) 294-4279. Online tickets available at www.thrasheroperahouse.com.