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Home On The Hill

by Susie Glaze

Mountain roots classics meets new bluegrass and classic country from Gillian Welch, Lucinda Williams and Jean Ritchie, with the soaring, soulful vocals of Susie Glaze
Genre: Country: Bluegrass
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Intro: Come All Ye Fair and Tender Ladies
0:52 $0.99
2. One More Mile
3:23 $0.99
3. Paper Wings
2:48 $0.99
4. Lightning Express
4:22 $0.99
5. My Only Love
4:54 $0.99
6. Prove My Love
2:46 $0.99
7. Home On The Hill
3:54 $0.99
8. Wichita
2:09 $0.99
9. Making Plans
2:55 $0.99
10. Who Will Watch The Home Place
4:54 $0.99
11. Go Dig My Grave
4:08 $0.99
12. Healing Waters
3:21 $0.99
13. Brightest And Best
4:41 $0.99
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Album Notes
"At a time when too many singers are hopping on the "O Brother, Where Art Thou?" bandwagon by hiring a freelance fiddler, putting a little twang in their pop voices and yowling mournfully, Susie Glaze sings forthrightly, unaffectedly, about life's travails, with a sense of musical history that suffuses every note. "Home on the Hill" is one of the rare recent albums in which the vocalist sings with restraint--because she knows that holding back can pack a big emotional wallop; because she knows her material can be most effective if it's delivered with precision, not overwrought passion; and because she's confident enough to know she can blow the roof off any joint lucky enough to book her."
--Ken Tucker, critic-at-large for "Entertainment Weekly" and rock-music critic for National Public Radio's "Fresh Air."

"Susie Glaze is a fresh young voice, strong and flexible, interpreting the variety of songs in this group with ease. And, she's a communicator, to me the most important of qualities in a singer. More personally, listening now to Susie singing out on my family's 'Come All Ye Fair and Tender Ladies,' the thought strikes wonderful to hear this new voice taking up my songs...quite suddenly I know that, with people like this to trust, my music will go on living, and soaring. And so will I."
-- Jean Ritchie

"I especially liked the Jean Ritchie songs.....You captured the lonesome sweetness of her voice and delivery."
-- Laurie Lewis
Rounder Recording Artist

"Heavenly music sung with an ethereal voice."
-- Michael Fleming
New West Music Recording Artist

"She has the gift of telling a story through music with a voice as clear and fresh as a spring morning."
-- Terri Anderson, Curator
Kentucky Music Hall of Fame and Museum

"One of the pleasures of 'Home On The Hill' is the facility with which Susie Glaze changes musical lanes...From mountain ballad to swing to tex-mex, the program honestly reflects Susie's personality - invitingly homey and graceful...from a personal point of view, this is the kind of voice and material I as a fiddler love to accompany. 'Brightest and Best,' the duet of voice and droney fiddle...was one of those shining one-take moments that emotionally sustain studio musicians through harsh long months of decongestant jingles."
-- Kenny Kosek
Rounder Recording Artist

About Susie Glaze:
A native Tennessean, Susie grew up in the shadow of the Grand Ole Opry, learning the craft of country and bluegrass from a short distance, by regular immersion of Flatt & Scruggs, Dolly Parton and Loretta Lynn among others. When just 16 she sang for her brother Rick's writer's nights song showcases in Nashville. Her study of the song styling of Emmylou Harris and Linda Rondstadt carried her into college years while becoming involved in musical theatre. Finally in New York, while appearing as a featured performer on Broadway in Roger Miller's musical play "Big River", there was a Bluegrass conversion! Susie began to research the works of those artists who developed country and bluegrass from the 1920s through the '40s and '50s -- musicians such as the Blue Sky Boys, the Delmore Brothers, Bill Monroe, the Carter Family, the Stanley Brothers, Doc Watson and Jean Ritchie. This music became the focus of her work, study and performances.

Now based in Los Angeles, Susie is appearing with the Eight Hand String Band, performing songs by Iris Dement, Gillian Welch, Lucinda Williams, Johnny Cash, A.P. Carter, Bill Monroe, the Blue Sky Boys, Kate Long, Jean Ritchie and traditional and ancient bluegrass standards. The band's 2000 album "Simple Truth" marked Susie's debut as a recording artist, and now with "Home On The Hill" she can share her solo work in new ways, especially with her reinterpretations of classic Jean Ritchie material from the canon of her collected mountain ballads and old-world folk tunes. On this recording Susie is ably joined by her great guest artists Kenny Kosek (of "Country Cookin'" fame, on fiddle), Bob Applebaum (Bela Fleck recording artist, on mandolin), Rick Cunha (founding member of Hearts and Flowers, on steel guitar), John "Juke" Logan (formerly of The New Grass Revival, on harmonica), Mike Witcher (young "phenom" of The Witcher Brothers Band, on resonator guitar), Dan Sankey (of The Silverado Bluegrass Band, on banjo) and Mariachi Voz de America.

Susie was the winner of the Los Angeles 1999 Topanga Banjo and Fiddle Contest and Folk Festival for Traditional Singing.



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A Music Fan from Hastings-on-Hudson, NY

Suzie Glaze's CD debut is a stunner. She's been quietly making a name for herself in southern California, and with this CD, a much wider audience can discover her breath-taking talents. Backed by the Eight-Hand String Band, she possesses one of the most distinctive and hauntingly evocative voices out there today. She emotionally hooks you from the first moments of the first song, and doesn't let go. This collection mixes originals and classics, but she makes every one of them her own. The production is superb, ranging from mariachi to stark simplicity. Besides an extraordinary voice, what sets Susie Glaze apart is that she sings straight from the heart, with passion, sadness, and yearning. Unlike the slick, market-tested, pre-chewed, musical pablum that predominates these days, this CD will haunt you long after it's over.

Marvin O'Dell, Host of "Bluegrass Express" KCSN 88.5 Northridge,

A Gallery of Pictures That Bares The Human Soul
Susie Glaze doesn't just sing a song. She grabs hold of a song's deepest emotion and purpose and wraps it tightly around your soul, forcing you to listen to every note and word. And when she's done, you swear you've heard the song before but, at the same time, you know this is the first time you've really listened to it. Susie's debut album release, 'Home on the Hill' is...a gallery of pictures that bares the human soul, revealing heartaches and tears - and sometimes the sweetness of true love...Susie Glaze does something with a song that only great singers can do...Susie turns it into something unique that demands your attention...all the while you wonder how one individual can make so many experiences sound as if she herself was the key player in each one. 'Home on the Hill' is fresh and classic at the same time. The instrumental work is solid, precise, and exciting. And the singing of Susie Glaze will touch that deepest part of your emotional being in a way most modern singers, with their plastic and executive-structured performances, never do. Rest easy, folks. Traditional music is in good hands!

Alan C. Baird

This CD is quickly making me into a bluegrass fan...
...though I've never really considered myself one! Susie has a powerful voice, and her spirited delivery packs an emotional wallop.

Steven Griffith

Every Song Is a Journey
Don't let the gentle spoken voice of Susie Glaze at the beginning of this CD fool you. After "One More Mile" and "Wichita", you might want to make sure your barn's not burning. Susie does that. She will glide from a plaintive moan to a cozy vibrato and every choice she makes seems perfect. Every song is a journey and her versatility as a vocal stylist is impressive and downright unbelievable at times. The musicians embrace her and dance with her. Their excellent playing and harmonies embellish and propel her but never overwhelm her. Susie's choice to interpret Lucinda Williams, Gillian Welch and Jean Ritchie is bold, but, by God, Susie stakes a claim and makes those songs her own. My favorite cut is "Paper Wings". That song should be on the radio. I just hit the repeat button.

Tal Hurley

I absolutely love your new CD
From your mouth through my ears to my soul I absolutely love your new CD. The song selection is a seamless musical blend of the past and the present handled with eloquence and grace. Your voice is phenomenal and the instrumentation is tight, skillfull, and beautifully arranged and performed. Your music is truly a healing experience for those who will hear. May they be many. Thank you for creating such a beautiful album.

Waddy Peytona

Susie Glaze is a gem just waiting to be found!
Susie Glaze is a gem just waiting to be found. This new voice holds a life's experience of interpretation. Ancient ballads are reborn with piercing clear tones that would fill any holler in Appalacia.And the way she is able to cross over into contemporary styling, like with Paper Wings, or a South-of-the-border feel on My Only Love is effortless. She has surrounded herself with some of the finest musicians that play this genre.If you like Emmylou Harris, Linda Ronstadt, or Dolly Parton, get this CD, you will wear it out!