Tad Hendrickson's feature in the Wall Street Journal ran on Irish-American GRAMMY-winning vocalist/songwriter Susan McKeown January 4, praising her "versatility and inquisitiveness" and calling her "gifted." She talks about why she emigrates to the States, her memories of hanging out at Sin-é, and her new, all-original, Americana album 'Belong.' Meanwhile, Linda Thompson told the Journal, "a powerful voice, beautiful timbre and great range, both musically and emotionally? That's rare. What's not to love?" Here's the full feature.
WFUV aired a performance-chat on December 30. John Platt called 'Belong' "a really fine album." Hear the full audio.
"The Irish are world-renowned as great word smiths and Susan McKeown has formed herself into a link in that chain." – Bob Edwards, Public Radio Int'l, December 1-2, 2012
"Timeless... The exquisitely spare arrangements... match the purity and expressiveness of her voice." – Nick Cristiano, Philadelphia Inquirer, December 28
"Susan McKeown, a formidable-voiced Irish folkie renowned for her intensity and conviction, supports a haunting recent PledgeMusic-funded effort, Belong." – Time Out NY, November 7, 2012
"Absorbing from beginning to end, 'Belong' is a trans-Atlantic marvel… Sublime… enchanting… rich sonic diversity… smart lyrics." – Chuck Campbell, Scripps Howard News Service/Knoxville News-Sentinel, December 11, 2012
"Awesome… McKeown’s rich, sad soprano highlights this melodic and moving collection, a combination of country melancholy and New York City sass." – Peter Chianca, Gatehouse Media/Patriot Ledger (MA), December 31, 2012
"Tantalizing… a fiercely talented storyteller." – Mike Farragher, Irish Voice, November 25, 2012
"Her most personal project to date." – Lisa L. Rollins, Examiner.com, November 23, 2012