“She can break your heart and lift your soul from the wreckage within one smartly crafted moment in one of her songs.” (Tom Driscoll, The Red Door Coffeehouse).
News! Susan was just named as a finalist in the 2020 South Florida Folk Festival Songwriter Competition. She will be headed down to Florida in February to play her tunes with the other talented finalists!
You might not find a straight-out love song in Susan Levine's music, but you will find honest songs about the complexity of modern-day relationships, including the challenges and joys of single motherhood, the ambivalence of finding new love after heartbreak, and the search for grace in the smallest moments. Susan explores the emotional terrain of love, loss and hope with a poetic blend of folk, Americana, pop and country, and a voice that has garnered comparisons to Emmylou Harris and Dolly Parton. Since the release of her solo cd, “Atlas”(2007) - described in the Boston Herald as “That rare album where a whole mind and heart are revealed” - Susan has not stopped writing or performing. Through a painful divorce, single motherhood of two young boys, her “day job” as a music therapist, and performing and recording as one half of Americana duo, The Lied To's, with singer-songwriter, Doug Kwartler, music has remained her constant, her way of processing and expressing her experiences and stories from the world around her.
2020 Finalist, South Florida Folk Festival Singer-Songwriter Competition
2016 4th Place, American Songwriter Magazine lyric contest
2009 Nominee Just Plain Folks Music Awards, best song, female singer-songwriter
2008 Kerrvile Folk Festival New Folk Finalist
2008 Tricentric Showcase Artist, Northeast Regional Folk Alliance (NERFA)
2007 International Songwriting Competition Semi-Finalist
2005 International Songwriting Competition Finalist
2004 Rocky Mountain Folks Festival Finalist
2004 Rose Garden Coffeehouse Songwriting Competition Finalist
2003 International Songwriting Competition Semi-Finalist
2002 Emerging Artist, Falcon Ridge Folk Festival
2002 Honorable Mention American Songwriter Magazine Lyric Contest
"The Lesser of Two Evils," 2018
"The Lied To's," 2015
“Scatter Me”, 2001