From 2007 until 2017, Suzanne Santo spent most of her time fronting the Americana duo HONEYHONEY, whittling her banjo, violin, and vocal chops into sharp shape along the way. Her first solo record ‘Ruby Red’ was released in 2017, produced by multi-platinum Grammy nominee Butch Walker.
Before they collaborated on Ruby Red, Santo had made multiple appearances on Walker's eighth album, ‘Stay Gold’. She joined him on the road, too, singing harmonies and playing violin, guitar, and banjo during a nationwide tour in 2016. During breaks in her touring schedule, she began diving into a different type of songwriting, looking to diverse albums by Erykah Badu, David Bowie, Townes Van Zandt, and the Alabama Shakes for inspiration.
Santo spent the better part of 2018-19 singing and playing guitar/violin for Hozier, and had the great honour of opening on the 2018 winter European tour. She began writing songs for her next record during any open opportunities on the road, and is currently in Los Angeles recording her second album with producer/engineer and Grammy Award winner, John Spiker. Suzanne is excited to hit the road for a European tour as well as a US run in Fall '19, while her release is slated for Spring '20.
ROLLING STONE Premiered The First Single “Ghost In My Bed”
PASTE Studios Live Session and Review of Ruby Red
THE BLUEGRASS SITUATION The Raw Reckoning Of Desire: A Conversation with Suzanne Santo
AMERICAN SONGWRITER Premieres “Blood On My Knees” and reviews Ruby Red
GLIDE MAGAZINE Premieres single “Best Out Of Me”
KCRW Premiered Video For Single “Ghost In My Bed”
NO DEPRESSION Suzanne Santo of HONEYHONEY To Release Debut Solo Album ‘Ruby Red’
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