Friday, May 8, 2009
"Reborn To Run" : THE WEEKEND MIX
40 years after her singing debut with her family band The Cowsills, Susan Cowsill continues to make some very fine music. She spent most of the eighties as an in-demand backing vocalist for everyone from Dwight Twilley and Jules Shear to Carlene Carter, and then finally settled in as a full-time member of the Continental Drifters alongside Bangle Vicki Peterson and then husband Peter Holsapple. Cowsill finally released her very first solo album, the critically acclaimed "Just Believe It" in 2005, with a new record on Threadhead Records about to be released.
She has been living in New Orleans since the late nineties, holding a steady gig at the Carrolton Station Bar, performing a series of shows called "Covered In Vinyl," where she and her band, which includes current husband and ex-Drifter Russ Broussard on drums and their talented musician friends take on an entire classic album.
This week's "WEEKEND MIX" features Susan Cowsill, Paul Sanchez, and Paul Cebar taking on The Boss' "Born To Run," recorded during last year's Jazz Fest. There are some bumps along the way, some flubbed lyrics and the occasional sense that the band needed maybe one more rehearsal, but Susan Cowsill's voice remains one of the most soulful in the game, and both Sanchez & Cebar get their Bruce on nicely. These "Covered In Vinyl" shows are a challenge that Cowsill takes head-on, and has a blast in the process.
ENJOY AND BUY SUSAN COWSILL'S RECORDS HERE....PLEASE.