12/10/21 - The Susie Glaze New Folk Ensemble

The Susie Glaze New Folk Ensemble returns at last to the Coffee Gallery Backstage, its home away from home venue for as many years as we would like to count!

We’re thrilled to be back with you and Bob Stane and the great audiences at The Coffee Gallery after this very long absence! Watch our new music video we made during the pandemic here

Named the BEST NEW FOLK artist by LA Weekly in May of 2019! Award-winning vocalist Susie Glaze, mandolinist Steve Rankin, fiddler extraordinaire Mark Indictor and bassist Fred Sanders are The Susie Glaze New Folk Ensemble, the newest version of the acclaimed Los Angeles-based Americana group, a lush new folk Americana fusion ensemble, presenting gorgeous eclectic blends of mountain folk and exciting new grassy and Celtic-inspired originals, all with the remarkable voice of Susie Glaze. The group has been likened to the classic British bands Pentangle and Fairport Convention in that they blend classic folk music with rough-edged stories of tragedy and fate, all with orchestral arrangements sounding like chamber music gone folk! The band has appeared at many premier venues and festivals on the West Coast, including Berkeley’s Freight & Salvage, McCabe's Guitar Shop, The Broad Stage, the Hollywood Bowl, Palms Playhouse, Don Quixote's Music Hall, Kuumbwa Jazz Center and CalTech Folk Music Society among others. Their CD “White Swan” was released in March of 2013 to critical acclaim from No Depression, FolkWorks, Pop Matters, M Magazine for Musicians, Music News Nashville and FolkWords UK among others, and charted in the Top 50 on the Roots Music Report's Combined Internet and Terrestrial Folk Chart. Their newest CD "Not That Kind of Girl" produced by Herb Pedersen was released in June 2015 and is enjoying critical acclaim and radio airplay around the country. Augmenting their sound is the lush, Celtic sounds of Rankin’s bouzouki, the mountain sounds of Susie’s Appalachian dulcimer and traditional autoharp, with Mark Indictor’s virtuoso fiddling and Fred Sanders’ remarkable bass work rounding out the orchestral nature of this amazing quartet.

Their album “Live at McCabe’s” Nominated for Best Live Performance Album by Independent Music Awards.

"A flat out superb vocalist... Glaze delivers warm, amber-toned vocals that explore the psychic depth of a lyric with deft acuity and technical perfection." ~ LA Weekly

If there were a word to describe this fine band, it would be sophisticated. They draw influences from disparate sources to meld their sound. The level of musicianship is exemplary.… display a great range of prowess and work as a tight unit.” ~ Bluegrass Unlimited

…one of the finest and most original Americana groups in California (or in the country for that matter).” ~ No Depression

"The band is tight, great picking, and beautiful vocals and harmony." ~ KVMR, Nevada City, CA

"She held the audience in the palm of her hand…." ~ Scott Valley Bluegrass Festival

"…does something with a song that only great singers can do..." ~ KCSN, Northridge, CA

"One of the most beautiful voices in bluegrass and folk music today.” ~ KPFK's FolkScene

"...with people like this to trust, my music will go on living, and soaring. And so will I.” ~ Jean Ritchie

The musicianship is incredible and your singing is amazing! I'm always blown away by how certain artists can somehow take their greatness to another level.” ~ Allan Larman, host of FolkScene, KPFK FM, Los Angeles

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Friday December 10, 2021 | 8:00 PM | $20.00

Patrons must be masked and fully vaccinated to attend. Please present card or image of card upon entry. No exceptions.
Reservations: (626) 798-6236

Reservations are strongly suggested. Seating is limited.
Call 626.798.6236 for Reservations Between 10 A - 10 P
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