To call Susan Clark “multifaceted” just doesn’t do her justice. That’s because, though she IS talented in so many areas, that term doesn’t explain just how beautifully she writes, how well she plays piano, guitar and flute, how alluring her voice can be, how quickly audiences connect with her in a live setting or the amazing joy she inspires in her work with Alzheimer and dementia patients. Yes, multifaceted, but also, so much more.
Susan was named a finalist in Kerrville’s New Folk Concert Series in 1991, 1993 and 1995. Then in 1998 the Kerrville judges awarded her first place. Among the prizes was the opportunity to perform on Kerrville’s main stage in 1999 before thousands of the country’s biggest folk followers.
2006 found Susan once again included in the Kerrville New Folk Finalists!
Take Me Home, Susan’s 1999 release, lead to numerous awards that once again proved her versatility. Along with being selected to showcase her songs fo the National Folk alliance, she was also won first place awards from New Mexico’s premier music competition (NM Mic Line Awards) for
Best Jazz Production, Best Blues Production, Best Adult Contemporary Production and Best Vocal Performance. Covering so many styles, it’s easy to see why so many of Take Me Home’s songs are covered by other New Mexican musicians
Susan’s current release, “Waitin’ for the Wind” won three top awards from the New Mexico Music Association in 2007. One for the best song of the year; “Meet me in New Orleans”; one for best production of the year and finally, it took the honors for the Best CD of the year in the state of New Mexico!
Susan became the musical driector at The Rio Grande Center for Spiritual Living in December of 2009. A new project featuring her original inspirational compositions is currently in the works.
See Susan’s website at http://www.susanclarkmusic.com/