Musician Spotlight: Sue Menhart Band

Posted by Shana Bartlett On January - 16 - 2010

Sue Menhart is a singer-songwriter from Uncasville, Connecticut, born in St. Louis, Missouri. She started playing guitar and singing in church at age 8. She joined her first band, “Majestic” at age 15. She performed in Connecticut, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts clubs before she was old enough to get in.

At age 18, she gave up a full academic scholarship to the University of Hartford to join friends out in Hollywood, California attending the Guitar Institute of Technology. She quickly decided that the bright lights weren’t for her, so she came back home to Mystic, Connecticut. She worked day jobs, went to college at night, and sang and played guitar in numerous cover bands.

In 2007, Sue’s dissatisfaction with her job as a computer analyst, coupled with the breakup of yet another cover band, prompted her to finally write her own songs. The album, “Torn”, independently released, has received airplay on 90.9 WCNI New London, 99.1 WPLR, New Haven, and 95.9 WATD-FM in Weymouth, MA. Her singing style is brute-force female emotion, while her songwriting touches on global themes and human issues the world can relate to. She has drawn comparisons to Bonnie Raitt, Susan Tedeschi, Janis Joplin, Fiona Apple, and Lucinda Williams.

EP “Gypsy Soul” was released in March 2009 and has garnered international press from Skope Magazine and Indie-Music.com, and received local airplay and press. The band appeared on live music performance television show “Poughkeepsie Live” on Time Warner Cable 6 in July, 2009.

Visit Sue Menharts Bands official website for more info.

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