"In a world where the amount of navel-gazing folkies is at an all-time high, Susanne Abbott stands apart with a vision that's equally soulful and dynamic." - The Austin Chronicle
Austin, TX based touring artist, Susanne Abbott's full-length debut
release, “No History of Prevention” is a highly evocative, remarkably
literate collection of compositions building textured aural and songwriting landscapes spanning pop, rock and folk - echoing many of
Abbott’s musical influences – Terry Allen, Neil Young, Stevie Wonder and
even Stephen Sondheim. Capturing the energy and raw power of her live
shows, each cut bursts with color and imagery, and is a staggering
portrait of souls lost and found. It is delivered with an impeccable
phrasing and vocal power that fans of Abbott have come to know and expect.
Written and produced by Abbott, with co-production from Craig Brock, the record is a defining moment in the development and evolution of one of Texas’ most dynamic artists.
Abbott's tight grip of blues, rock, and gospel performance has ignited
critics all around to praise her live shows and rich vocals, and led her to perform and record with artists ranging from popular folkies such as Darden Smith, to late great blues master, Doyle Bramhall, Sr.
In addition to her success as a touring artist and on the Austin scene, Abbott has enjoyed the last ten years as an award-winning regional theatre actor, garnering audience and wide-spread critical acclaim for her work at Zachary Scott Theatre Center – most notable for her break out featured
performances in the productions, “Hedwig and the Angry Inch” (starring alongside "Book Of Mormon" Tony-nominated actor, Andrew Rannells), and “Speeding Motorcycle”, a rock-opera based on the life and music of Daniel
Johnston, where she was featured with members of Johnston’s original band.