Chicagoan Susan Werner is a triple threat at folk awards ceremonies with her luxuriously smooth and strong voice (she's a former opera singer), riveting lyrics, and haunting melodies. "Werner writes songs so true, you'll never know if she lived them or just dreamed them up," says the San Diego Union Tribune. Susan can do it all! She's very skillful on both piano and guitar, and her ten albums have ranged from hardcore folk to Broadway music, humorous songs, a skeptical yet sympathetic take on gospel, and even classical arrangements of classic rock. Susan comes to Michigan with a new release, "Hayseed," of which she has this to say: "This record is dedicated to my father and mother, and their fathers and mothers, and their fathers and mothers, and their fathers and mothers... farmers, all."