This new collection of original songs travels across the American musical landscape from rootsy acoustic Folk and Alt-Country to vintage Rock riffs with a bit of jazzy Swing measured into the vibe. Featuring stellar grooves by Kyle Zender (lead guitar) and Hill Baker (percussion) with special musical guests John Macy (pedal steel), Phil Norman (cello), Chris Speasmaker (keyboards), with background vocals by Thom Flora and Chris Woods, Restless takes the listener on a lyrical road trip, exploring relationships of all kinds along the way.
I'm happy to report the album has already been getting spins on radio stations around the country and abroad! Remarkably, ALL 12 SONGS have been featured on the radio in the first week! I think this speaks very highly to the fine musicians I was so fortunate to have with me on the album, especially the gifted Hill Baker and the amazing Kyle Zender, who also co-produced the album.
Special thanks to these radio stations and programs for their generous support:
WMBR Cambridge, MA WMHB Waterville, ME KXCI Tucson, AZ KAOS Olympia, WA KMUZ Salem, OR KZMU Moab, UT WGCS Goshen, IN WAGS Bishopville, SC WMSC Montclair, NJ WXOU Auburn Hills, MI WRIR Richmond, VA
WBZC Pemberton, NJ WKKL Cape Cod, MA KGLP Gallup, NM KOOP Austin, TX WRFA Jamestown, NY Radio Free Americana, Nationwide Country Bear Radio, Nationwide The Eclectic Chair, Nationwide Out of the Woods, Nationwide NZCMR Oamaru, New Zealand
Sincere thanks to Steve Cinocco, Executive Producer, Big Purr Music, Dana McGrath Photography, Jane Guthridge Design, and Randy Brown, Photographer (cover art).
Here are a few early reviews…
"With a successful debut release already under her belt, Fitzgerald is pressing her signature brand of Americana forward with her sophomore effort, Restless. Possessed of the artist’s smooth vocal delivery and warm musicianship, the record finds Fitzgerald blazing a bright path. With rich musical arrangements and the artist’s warm vocals, this sophomore effort takes Fitzgerald one more step along her journey in the world of music and listeners will find plenty to celebrate here."
"Susie Fitzgerald’s 2015 sophomore release, Restless, sees her continuing her brand of Americana/country tunes with rock and pop elements, while also injecting some jazz into the mix. Her songwriting and the team of musicians who back her are more than up for the task of juggling these genres and bringing out the best elements of them into the music."
"She may sound gentle as a dove, but she's also quite smart… songs written by someone with full command of the English language and a vast repertoire of musical styles at her disposal… The result here is a quality album from a quality performer."