Seeing folk/country artist Suzy Bogguss up close performing at the Dakota Jazz Club and Restaurant in downtown Minneapolis this past spring was one of my 2011 highlights. I wrote about the show briefly in “Aces.” I loved Suzy and the show.
John Hinderaker caught up with Suzy when she returned to Minnesota this fall. John is a serious fan of country music, so I was particularly interested in his take. John gave it to us in “Belated Suzymania.”
When Suzy appeared at the Dakota she provided a preview of her wonderful American Folk Songbook recording. When she returned in the fall, she was supporting the release of the disc. The disc is clearly a labor of love.
After seeing her at the Dakota, I signed up for Suzy’s newsletter. In the December newsletter Suzy includes the video of her performing one of the numbers off American Folk Songbook from the recording session for Suzy Bogguss LIVE from Sirius XM Nashville, broadcast on November 29. Here she is performing “Careless Love” backed by guitarist Pat Bergeson, bassist Charlie Chadwick et al. It is so beautiful.