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Susan's FIGHTING THE FORCES OF EVIL Friday show at Soul City in Tulsa is postponed to 2020 as they relocate to Jenks, America and reopen in the form of Maggie's Music Box~ stay tuned! (Poster by Murf)



SPIN, Susan Herndon and the Bella Counsel's EP is available and is the precursor to their full-length record.  Keep an eye out for the new album in 2019! And look for Susan's VAGABONDE, Volume 2 record, which is soon to be released.

SPIN cover art

"Singer-songwriter Susan Herndon is known for many things, but her reputation as Oklahoma's consummate example of a working folk songstress might be how she is most remembered.  The internationally touring live-music veteran has worked as a full-time musician for the majority of the last two decades...(she is) one of contemporary Oklahoma folk's most recognizable names.  Her very personal and often relatable lyrical style most recently graced fans' ears on the EP SPIN... Herndon wrote the material on SPIN months before the 2016 presidential election reached its wild climax but she embraced the connection when her self-reflective lyrics began to so strongly and serendipitously align with the chaotic political season." ~BEN LUSCHEN, THE OKLAHOMA GAZETTE 

"Singer-songwriter Susan Herndon has perspective and experience uncommon in the central Oklahoma music scene.....she has truly lived the life of a road warrior troubadour. The music she plays defies categorization (and her) discography has been marked by a remarkable talent for marshaling intelligent collaboration.  The other two-thirds of Bella Counsel, in Bob French and Randall Coyne, are indisputably stalwarts in Norman musician circles."~DOUG HILL, THE NORMAN TRANSCRIPT

"the tunefully earthy follow-up to Herndon's predominantly French language 2015 LP "Vagabonde".... SPIN coincides with our national social-political spin... (and is) an intensely personal collection...(with) her use of nature as a metaphor that flows like water through the lyrics..." ~BRANDY BAM MCDONNELL, THE OKLAHOMAN

In the meantime, and while we're waiting for the new record, here's a link to the raw recordings of Susan's SONGS FROM THE VAULT~ enjoy!

Some Upcoming Dates.....

 (See Susan Herndon Music on Facebook for a more complete list....)

1 December~ Red Brick Bar/Norman (w/Brian Parton)

2 December~ Othellos Blues Jam/Norman/every Monday (w/Wess McMichael)

4 December~ Jet Sets/OKC (every Wednesday)

4 December~ Hollywood Corners/Norman

5 December~ Bison Witches/Norman (every Thursday w/ The Bella Counsel)

6 December~ The Bluebonnet/Norman (w/ Celia and Sarah)

8 December~ The Deli/Norman (w/ Red and The Red Devils)

8 December~ The Blue Door/OKC (Greg's 29th Annual Woody Guthrie Tribute)

14 December~ El Patron Cocina/Tulsa

21 December~ The Midway/Norman

25 December~ The Bluebonnet/Norman

28 December~ The Midway/Norman


Check out the VAGABONDE video by Billy Earl Padgett......


(photo by Keith Goodman)

Many thanks to all the women who participated in the 4th Annual Women of WoodyFest 2019 Roadshow and thanks to the owners and staff of the venues where we played and to those who attended the shows.... Keep an eye out for this production coming to a town near you in the future! All proceeds go to help fund the Woody Guthrie Folk Festival. Here's a poster from our very first show. 2019 WoW Roadshow stops included OKC, Tulsa, Fayetteville, Edmond, Dallas, and Okemah.