SUSTO embarks on Europe/UK tour in support of "Ever Since I Lost My Mind"23-04-2019
Mobility has always helped define America. Don’t settle for where you start. Find a new town, new coast, or new state of mind––then make it yours. “We export this idea of getting in your car and going somewhere, trying to find something new, bouncing around,” says Justin Osborne. “We live in some strange, crazy times. There is a sense of darkness. But I’m crisscrossing the country, and people are good and fun. There is a lot of beauty everywhere. I think not forgetting that is important."
Osborne is home in Charleston, South Carolina, reflecting on the personal journey and cultural climate that have led to Ever Since I Lost My Mind, the third record and label debut for his acclaimed project SUSTO. The album is a resounding triumph: a mix of new partnerships and collaborations with old friends, all anchored by Osborne’s perceptive songs that explore connection, loss, and transience––and the pain and joy each brings.
With a rock-rooted sound that doesn’t shy away from radio-ready hooks, SUSTO keeps listeners engaged by refusing to occupy an easily defined space. Produced by Ian Fitchuck (Kacey Musgraves, Ruston Kelly) and featuring key input from Osborne’s longtime creative sounding board Wolfgang Zimmerman, Ever Since I Lost My Mind defiantly experiments with synth embellishments, Latin heart, guileless folk, and more. Osborne’s mellow vocals comfort without losing the ability to surprise––delicate croons, growls, and occasional screams take turns. SUSTO is on tour in Europe starting this week.
The majority of the shows include support by no less than Judy Blank º. If blue-eyed songstress Judy Blank would tell you she grew up in some one- horse-town in Louisiana, you’d probably believe her. But nothing could be further from the truth. Hailing from Utrecht, NL, the 24-year-old singer-songwriter is not afraid fuse musical genres, influenced by several pilgrimages across the southern United States. On her new LP Morning Sun, a 70’s inspired coming-of-age confessional that she recorded with Chris Taylor (Rival Sons, Dylan LeBlanc, The Wood Brothers), she effortlessly mixes traditional folk and groovy americana. From the green-eyed soul of her hit single Mary Jane to the jagged-edged ballad of Tangled Up in You, she can hit all the notes. Even living legends praise her songwriting skills; her song 1995 was called a favorite by none other than Sir Elton John.
26/04: Groningen (NL) @ Der Aa-Theater
27/04: Deventer (NL) @ Burgerweeshuis
28/04: Altlandsberg (DE) @ The Buchholz Saloon º
29/04: Odense (DK) @ Posten Live º
30/04: Malmö (SWE) @ Folk å Rock º
01/05: Falkenberg (SWE) @ Tryckhallen º
02/05: Stockholm (SWE) @ Nalen Klubb º
04/05: Kilkenny (IRL) @ Kilkenny Roots
05/05: Kilkenny (IRL) @ Kilkenny Roots
08/05: Glasgow (UK) @ The Garage Attic º
10/05: Manchester (UK) @ King's Arms º
11/05: Birmingham (UK) @ The Cuban Embassy º
12/05: London (UK) @ The Islington º
º w/ Judy Blank