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Susan Werner

Friday, May 31 @ 7:30 pm

Date & Time

May 31, 7:30 pm
Doors open: 6:30 pm

Ages

All Ages

“One of the most innovative songwriters working today” (Chicago Tribune)

Susan Werner takes the stage on Friday, May 31, 2024 at 7:30 pm. Doors will open at 6:30 pm. Tickets range from $28 to $40. Friends of the MPOH can purchase tickets starting on Friday, February 2 and the general public can purchase tickets starting Friday, February 16.

Susan composes skillful songs that effortlessly slide between folk, jazz, and pop, all delivered with sassy wit and classic Midwestern charm. Throughout her expansive career, boundless versatility has emerged as a hallmark of Werner’s talent, and has proven to be a quintessential ingredient of her engrossing musical personae.

“Susan Werner, a clever songwriter and an engaging performer, brings literacy and wit back to popular song.” — The New Yorker

Over the course of her twenty-five-year career, Susan Werner has earned a reputation as “one of the most innovative songwriters working today” (Chicago Tribune). With formidable chops on guitar (she began playing at age 5) and piano (she was a guest on Marian McPartland’s Piano Jazz), along with a graduate degree in voice performance, her shows are a one-woman master class in musicianship. Although best known as an acoustic songwriter who came up through coffeehouses and folk festivals, the Chicago-based artist has written songs in the style of Gershwin and Cole Porter (I Can’t Be New, 2004), gospel music (The Gospel Truth, 2007), traditional Cuban “son” (An American In Havana, 2016), and New Orleans junk piano (NOLA, 2019). In 2014 she composed the music and lyrics to the musical theater score Bull Durham, The Musical (MGM). Her songs have been recorded by Tom Jones, Michael Feinstein, and Shemekia Copeland, and her latest recording of originals, The Birds of Florida, took flight in 2022.