I am thrilled to be nominated for 5 Independent Music Awards. I have been nominated before, and my manager even won the Best Merch Award for the Haunted Heart Oil Can guitar. But this time feels really special for many reasons. First of all, just the sheer number of nominations. The Hammer & The Heart  […]


Folk Alliance 2018 – Showcase Schedule

I am excited to be going to the Folk Alliance International Conference in Kansas City this year. I am looking forward to hearing a lot of music, seeing old friends and making new ones. If you are attending. I  hope to see you. I will be playing a number of showcases (you can see the schedule below). I am also thrilled to keep working with Kari Estrin, who did such a fabulous job promoting my album The Hammer & The Heart to folk radio last year. On Friday and Saturday from 12-2pm I will be at her booth 502/503 in the Exhibit Hall. Come and say hi!

This is my list of showcases.


  • 11:30 – Midnight – Access Film Music Orange Room 754
  • 12:20 – 12:40am – Circle of Friends Coffeehouse – Room 715



  • 2 – 2:30PM – Access Film Music Yellow Room 729
  • Midnight – 12:30 – Listening Room Retreats Room 649



  • 3:20 – 3:40pm – Lonestar Music Live Room 711
  • 10:50 – 11:50pm Pushing Chain Presents Room 633
  • Midnight – 12:30 – Listening Room Retreats Room 649
  • 1:45-2:15am – Even More Lilfest room 703



  • 2:30 -3pm– Cantina Navarro Mayor’s Suite ITR with Neale Eckstein and Greg Klyma
  • 11-11:30pm – More Lilfest Room 728
  • 1:30 – 2am Access Film Music Blue Room 552 –  ITR with Natalia Zuckerman


As I mentioned, last year we promoted The Hammer & The Heart to Folk radio, and I want to thank the DJs for all their support. In August the album was #5 on the Folk DJs Radio chart and the song Work Hard Love Harder was the #1 song of the month. Work Hard Love Harder was also the #10 song of the yea



In The Grooves

Here is the first video from The Hammer & The Heart – In The Grooves (with my good friend Bill Kirchen)



The New Album Is Here

I am thrilled to announce that I have released The Hammer & The Heart. You can buy it directly from my Bandcamp store or for a few more days buy it and get some of the exclusives from the Pledge campaign site

Susan Cattaneo The Hammer & The Heart cover


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