Conosciuta ed apprezzata nel nostro paese per aver trascorso un anno dei propri studi a Roma tanto da essersi formata oltre ad una sua Band d'oltreoceano anche una Band tutta italiana che la accompagna durante i suoi italici tour Susan è davvero qualcosa di straordinario. Grinta, Rock e vena compositiva non le mancano di certo cosi' come la voglia di farsi notare, di far strada in un ambiente non certo facile. E la cosa non è di certo passata inosservata visto che nel 2010 Susan è stata tra gli ospiti del Buscadero day mentre non indugia in complimenti la rivista inglese Maverick che di lei dice “Blending a powerful combination of blues, rock, country and soul this record is definitely set to make a mark on her musical career”.
- Susan Cattaneo – Heaven To Heartache (Vocalist rock oriented USA)
Passion, drive, and great writing – these adjectives define the music and life of Susan Cattaneo. Raised in the farm country of New Jersey, Susan found her place in the musical world at an early age, singing six-part harmony with her family around the dinner table. After stints in bands in college, she spent a year in Italy, where she studied Italian and performed a mix of standards and traditional Roman songs in various piano bars in Rome. Upon her return to the States, she began a dual career in New York City. By day, Susan was a television writer/producer, earning an Emmy nomination and NY State Broadcasters Award. By night, she was the lead singer in the Blackfish Band, a funk-folk outfit that also launched the career of Mike Errico, and that became a regular fixture at clubs like The Bitter End and Kenny’s Castaways. Applying her writing talents to the craft of songwriting was a natural next step, and following her musical dream, Susan headed to Boston to attend Berklee College of Music on a vocal talent scholarship.
Hired by the Berklee songwriting department upon graduation, Susan has spent the past few years splitting her time between teaching, raising two kids, and writing in Nashville, where three of her songs have been signed by producer/A&R man Michael Lloyd (Dirty Dancing, Belinda Carlile, Righteous Brothers, Frank Sinatra) for Curb Publishing.
In 2009 she returned to performing and released her first full solo album, Brave and Wild. The record was voted Boston debut of the year and one of the Top 10 records of the year (along with releases by Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, U2 and the Avett Brothers) by Wicked Local.