Susie Blue and The Lonesome Fellas

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Susie Blue and the Lonesome Fellas are a western swing revival group, based in Chicago, Illinois. Their songs are an homage to the glorious days of American western and country music. Neal Alger, who wrote most of the arrangements, is a dynamic musician who can play many different styles. Bassist Larry Kohut and drummer Phil Gratteau are great accompanist for singers. Pianist Tom Hope adds a perfect 1950s Country feel to the music, sometimes recalling Floyd Cramer. Slide guitarist TC Furlong, who in 1983 had a major Nashville hit in “The Curly Shuffle” with his Western Swing group “Jump ‘N The Saddle Band,” blends well with the Jazz musicians. Also, the versatile fiddler Stuart Rosenberg who is known for performing Folk, Argentinian music, Klezmer and Swing, adds an authentic flavor to the group. As for Solitaire Miles, her voice perfectly fits the light-hearted and fun Western Swing songs.