Figgy Pudding: Why won’t we leave until we get some?

Figgy pudding

I’ve been doing a lot of driving lately, to the mall, to gigs, to kids activities, and I’ve had my radio on the Christmas channel, so I’ve been soaking in glorious Holiday chestnuts like….well, “The Christmas Song” which actually has chestnuts in it. And one song I’ve heard over and over and over and over […]

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Tasting Tips From A Candy Corn Gourmand

Candy corn closeup

Ah, ‘tis time for those strangely warped triangles of yumminess, those mini-pyramids of high fructose corn syrup! Yes. You guessed it. I’ve got a thing for candy corn. When the weather finally turns the page into fall, I am thrilled when the leaves burst into flaming oranges and reds.  When I start seeing hand-written signs […]

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Robin Williams, Winston Churchill, the Black Dog and the Summertime Blues

Winston Churchill

I started out writing an August newsletter filled with musings on the last lazy days of summer.  How I had noticed that the sun had changed, how it no longer beat down quite as ferociously as it had during the month of July.  How it seemed somehow softer, more diffused as each day passed. But […]

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Greetings from my second homeland

Burano Italy

Do you believe in reincarnation?  Are there places you’ve been where you just feel you belong (or belonged)?  I’m certain that in one of my past lives I lived in Italy. When I graduated from college, I backpacked through Europe, and from the moment I set foot in Italy, it felt like home.  I fell […]

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My First Beatles Memory

Beatles Tribute Marblehead

“All You Need Is Love” So sangeth the gospel according to John, Paul, George and Ringo. I’m not going to go on about The Fab Five.  It’s all been said and done before. The fact that you can listen to a Beatles song recorded in 1963, and it still sounds current is astounding.  And don’t […]

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Just Shoot Me – How I Found My Way To A Great Photographer On Facebook

susan cattaneo the way

I found The Way. It’s in Virginia. On a barely paved road, miles from anywhere.  There’s no cell phone service, but there is a Buddhist temple and a wonderful community of artists.  And I have Facebook to thank for showing me The Way….  And for connecting me to the talented photographer Jyoti Sackett and make-up […]

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Haunted Heart Photo Session

It’s been a year since the Haunted Heart photo session. It was a fabulous experience, and Jyoti Sackett took so many great pictures that it was difficult to pick the ones that ended up making it on the cover. So here are a few of my favorite ones. Of course, I would be remiss if […]

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Anti Valentine’s Day Mix Tape

Anti Valentine's Day Mix Tape

So a couple of years ago I posted a Valentine’s Day Mix Tape on the blog. And if you are looking for love songs, it is still an awesome list. This year I was inspired by my awesome folk radio promoter Tracey Delfino of Trespass Music, who put together a list of Anti Valentine’s Day […]

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2013 Daniel Pearl Music Day Show

My husband/manager Dino will be hosting Harmony For Humanity – a 2013 Daniel Pearl Music Day  show at the Lizard Lounge in Cambridge. I will let him tell the history behind the show. “For those who don’t know him, Daniel Pearl was a journalist from the Wall Street Journal who was kidnapped and killed in […]

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It’s 9/11…and this mother is not having a baby today

World Trade Center Memorial

When it is dark enough, you can see the stars.  ~Ralph Waldo Emerson   Where were you when you first heard about the events on September 11th, 2001? It’s one of those moments in your life when you feel the weight and heaviness of the world around you.  At least I did.  Literally. I was […]

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Upcoming shows

  • 07/07/17 Simple Dreams – A Tribute To Linda Ronstadt in Worcester, MA at Bull Mansion
  • 07/08/17 Opening for Liz Frame and The Kickers in Newburyport, MA at The Grog
  • 07/10/17 The Boxcar Lilies in Southampton, NY at Basilica Parish of the Sacred Hearts
  • 07/11/17 Susan Cattaneo featured Artist at the Folk Open Mic in Natick, MA at T.C.A.N. Buy Tickets
  • 07/14/17 - 07/16/17 Tribal Mischief Songwriting Retreat in Bremen Long Island, Maine at Flint Cottage and Boathouse Buy Tickets
  • 08/13/17 Opening for Greg Klyma (Klyma CD Release show!) in Somerville, MA at Thunder Road

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