Susan Alcorn (2 Albums, 6 Tracks)
Susan Alcorn is a Baltimore, Maryland-based composer and musician who has received international recognition as an innovator of the pedal steel guitar, an instrument whose sound is commonly associated with country and western music. Alcorn has absorbed the technique of C&W pedal steel playing and refined it to a virtuosic level. Her original music reveals the influence of free jazz, avant-garde classical music, Indian ragas, Indigenous traditions, and other musics of the world. Over the course of two evenings she will be presenting a night of original compositions, arrangements of Astor Piazzolla, a country western improv group, and a solo improvised performance. Maria Chavez, Michael Formanek, Darius Jones, Patrick Holmes, Eyvind Kang, Jessika Kenney, Beverly Keys, Janel Leppin, Anthony Pirog, Ryan Sawyer, Skulí Sverrison, Steve Swell, Doug Wieselman and C. Spencer Yeh will join Alcorn in a variety of ensembles.