SUSTO (performing as a trio) bring their "SUSTO '15 REAL" tour to Red Light Café with Australia's Caitlin Harnett, and Kip Bradley opening the show.
$7 Adv – $10 Door
Doors @ 7 PM
SUSTO is the brainchild of Justin Osborne. It was born out of collaboration between Osborne & various colleagues including but not limited to Johnny Delaware, Wolfgang Zimmerman, Nicholas Scott Woodley & Camilo Miranda. These collaborations took place between 2011 & 2013 in Charleston & Havana.
Early writing & recording for SUSTO began in late 2011.
In early 2013 Osborne began performing solo in South Carolina & Cuba under the name of SUSTO. By August of that year SUSTO was performing as a full band. In addition to Osborne covering rhythm guitar, keyboards, & lead vocals _ this line-up included Taylor McCleskey on drums, Eric Mixon on bass and Johnny Delaware on lead guitar & background vocals.
By early 2014 the debut self titled album was finalized & subsequently released by Osborne & Delaware's label Peninsula Records on April Fool's Day (04/01/2014).
After an extensive North American solo tour (Summer 2014) in support of SUSTO's debut album, Osborne returned to Charleston and began to solidify a permanent live band. SUSTO's full band line-up eventually came to be Corey Campbell (Guitar, Keys, Vocals), Johnny Delaware (Guitar, Keys, Vocals), Jordan Hicks (Bass Guitar), Marshall Hudson (Drums/Percussion) and Justin Osborne (Vocals, Guitar, Keys).
The band maintains a moderate tour schedule & a second album with the werking title "& I'm Fine Today" is now in production; no timeframe has been established regarding it's release.
Caitlin Harnett hails from Sydney, Australia but her songs evoke Laurel Canyon of the early 1970s. They share the personal and poetic nature of Joni Mitchell and Jackson Browne’s early songs, along with the fragility of Judee Sill, youthful in their outlook but with age-old concerns at their core. Combined with her guitar, banjo and harmonica, her songs have the lilt of folk, a touch of pop and the honesty of Americana. Caitlin is one of the youngest signings to Mushroom Music Publishing, Australia’s largest independent music publisher. She has been recognised both internationally and locally for her songwriting.
September 2013 saw Caitlin head to Ottawa, Canada to record her debut full length record ‘The River Runs North’ with producer Dave Draves (Kathleen Edwards, Howe Gelb), Jim Bryson and a group of Ottawa based musicians. The record was released in Australia on October 13th, 2014.
What started as a 2 week recording project has led to a 3 month adventure, which saw her touring from the East coast of Canada to the West. In between she found time for shows in Boston and the Rockwood Music Hall in New York.
Caitlin’s music has quickly garnered International interest. The last 2 years has been spent travelling between Australia and North America. During this time Caitlin has given showcase performances at major International festivals including NXNE in Toronto, Americana Music Festival in Nashville and the Northside Festival in Brooklyn. In October 2014 Caitlin launched her new release at the CMJ Music Marathon in New York. Caitlin has been invited to showcase at Canadian Music Week this May and will be following that with a run of shows in Toronto and Ottawa. In Australia she has performed in many venues around the country and is a regular on the Festival circuit.
Tracks from Caitlin’s previous releases have featured on Australian Primetime television and the compilations from Brite Revolution ‘Americana Song Sampler 2012′ and ABC Australia’s ‘Best of Blues and Roots 2012′.
“A folk singer’s voice, a country singers heartache’s and a songwriter’s talent.” Bernard Zuel, Sydney Morning Herald
“Sounds like a wonderful lush mix of folk and country with soulful touches.” Chris Familton, Post To Wire
“She doesn’t seem to worry about modern trends; it’s all about classic songwriting – and a voice filled with heartache, sorrow and joy. “Jeff Jenkins, The Music, ABC radio
“Her sound is earnest and wonderfully simple, like a straight answer in a sea of bullshit.” Emma Dallas, PAN Magazine
Kip Bradley has a voice that will make your blood run cold. At times he sings with a mercurial warble, at others with the shriek of a bird of prey, but always with electricity. It's rare to run across such a powerful voice that retains melodiousness at its most intense. The Tennessee- based singer/songwriter uses his instrument to stunning effect via an unique brand of Americana that doesn't eschew the influence of the classic-rock radio that every southern kid grew up with. And there is a childlike wonder that runs through the ten songs of Hunky Diamond, Bradley's debut album. From woodsy, acoustic fingerpicking to primal rock, with starry atmospherics and gorgeous slide guitar in tow, the album evokes images of late-night highway drives under the Milky Way and making it into town just as dawn breaks. Just the kind of place where childhood dreams clash with adult realities.
These songs were written and recorded mostly at nighttime, after Bradley worked long days at his construction job. The lyrics reflect this "I use my hands," Bradley recorded all the instruments (except drums, which were played by Tim Newton) on an outdated computer with ragtag equipment in any place he could find. The results are breathtaking. Bradley's arrangements brim over with creative flourish--they are constantly surprising and often stunningly beautiful. Bradley has learned the craft of recording well, and developed an exquisite taste for dynamics. His resume includes a stint at Sweet Tea Studios in Oxford, MS, where Modest Mouse recorded Good News for People Who Love Bad News, as well as time in the offices of Fat Possum and Domino Records.
Born in the middle of five brothers and a sister in a church-going North Georgia family, Kip grew up singing Tom Petty songs in the car with his father, and it was on a borrowed guitar from church that he learned to play his first chords. When he reached adulthood he went out to Oregon, Mississippi, North Carolina and New York City before landing back near home in Chattanooga, TN, nursing a broken heart. There, on the shores of the Tennessee River, he rose from his ashes, forming the rock group, SharkWeek, that has toured extensively throughout the Southeast and become well- loved there. Since then he has made an extremely compelling statement with these "songs about tearing yourself down and seeking redemption." He plans to tour all around the United States in 2015, playing both acoustically and with a full electric ensemble.