Unitarian Universalist Church
1 Middle Street
Brunswick, Maine 04011
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About this event

Susan Werner is a singer/songwriter, guitarist, and pianist who has built a reputation as one of the country’s most compelling live performers. She has been playing to sold-out audiences across the country for 27 years.

Renowned as a charismatic performer, she’s known above all for challenging herself to conquer new styles every few years.  She writes ambitious concept albums with subject matter and sounds to match.  She has produced 18 albums of songs that effortlessly slide between folk/rock, jazz, Tin Pan Alley to gospel, country, and pop, all delivered with sassy wit and classic Midwestern charm.

With a graduate degree in voice performance, her shows are a one-woman master class in musicianship. Her songs are noted for their poetry and sharp wit, and also for their astonishing stylistic range. She 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. Her latest recording of original songs, Halfway to Houston, just came out in February 2024.

Werner was featured as part of the “next generation” in Peter Paul and Mary’s PBS special.  She has also performed on NPR’s World Café, NPR’s Mountain Stage, and displayed her considerable piano chops on Marian McPartland’s NPR Piano Jazz.

Tickets:  $25 in advance, $30 at the door, $10 Students/Children.  Available at the church office, Gulf of Maine Books, or online at https://ticketstripe.com/swerner

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