MGP Presents: Suzanne Santo with Izzi Ray
January 29 @ 7:30 pm
Doors @ 6:30 pm
Show @ 7:30 pm
Headliner Suzanne Santo – Opening Act Izzi Ray
CD Release Party! Suzanne’s new album Yard Sale came out on August 27, 2021 via on Soundly / Thirty Tigers which features Gary Clark Jr and Shakey Graves.
Suzanne Santo has never been afraid to blur the lines. A tireless creator, she’s built her sound in the grey area between Americana, Southern-gothic soul, and forward-thinking rock & roll. It’s a sound that nods to her past — a childhood spent in the Rust Belt; a decade logged as a member of the L.A.-based duo HoneyHoney; the acclaimed solo album, Ruby Red, that launched a new phase of her career in 2017; and the world tour that took her from Greece to Glastonbury as a member of Hozier’s band — while still exploring new territory. With Yard Sale, Santo boldly moves forward, staking her claim once again as an Americana innovator. It’s an album inspired by the past, written by an artist who’s only interested in the here-and-now. And for Suzanne Santo, the here-and-now sounds pretty good.
Yard Sale, her second release as a solo artist, finds Santo in transition. She began writing the album while touring the globe with Hozier — a gig that utilized her strengths not only as a vocalist and multi-instrumentalist, but as a road warrior, too. “We never stopped,” she says of the year-long trek, which often found her pulling double-duty as Hozier’s opening act and bandmate. “Looking back, I can recognize how much of a game-changer it was. It raised my musicianship to a new level. It truly reshaped my career.”
Izzi Ray – Born in Southern California and raised in Northwest Montana, Izzi Ray’s artistry reflects the contrast in her upbringing.
From a sentiment of not knowing where to belong, she creates music aspiring to make beautiful things as reminders to continue to breathe, grow, love, and savor each day.
Her diverse musical influences have helped form her own unique style. Drawn to emotional melodies and expressive production, her writing is a breath of fresh air, rich with therapeutic reflections.
Each album is an autobiographical snapshot of the season of life in which it was made.
Izzi has released three full length albums, Izzi Ray (2012), Make Much of You (2014), Liminality (2017), and her newest release Self Untitled (2020).