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Susan's FIGHTING THE FORCES OF EVIL show is hitting the road... March 14 in Dallas, Texas at The AllGood Cafe.  March 23 in Norman, Oklahoma at Othellos and March 27 in Norman at The Bluebonnet. April 19 in Tulsa, Oklahoma at Soul City!  Come see us... CHEERS! (poster by Murf)



We had a great time at the Blue Door recently for our record release...(even though the record isn't finished yet.... because sometimes life happens! ) Thanks to everyone who came out and thanks again to Bob, Randall, Red, Greg and to Murf who also made this great poster. Keep an eye out for our next Blue Door show this Spring!



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 the Dates page for a more complete list....)

5 March~ Mardi Gras Party/OU Norman

9 March~ Blue Door/OKC

14 March~ AllGood Cafe/Dallas, Texas

20 March~ Jet Sets/OKC (Wednesdays)

23 March~ The Deli/Norman, OK

23 March~ Othellos/Norman, OK

25 March~ Okie Lady Showcase/Red Brick/Norman, OK (monthly)

27 March~ The Bluebonnet/Norman, OK

6 April~ Women of WoodyFest Roadshow/OKC

8 April~ Art Moves/OKC

13 April~ Farmer's Market/Tulsa, OK

19 April~ Soul City/Tulsa, OK (Fridays)

20 April~ Guthrie Green/Earth Day/Tulsa, OK

25 April~ Festival of the Arts/OKC

26 April~ Norman Music Fest/Norman, OK

27 April~ Midway/Norman, OK

27 April~ Sergio's/Norman, OK

2 May~ Blue Door/OKC

25 May~ WOW Roadshow/Woody Guthrie Center/Tulsa, OK

12 July~ Woody Guthrie Folk Festival/Okemah, OK

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


(photo by Keith Goodman)

The 4th Annual Women of WoodyFest 2019 Roadshow is in the works.... Keep an eye out for this production coming to a town near you!  All proceeds go to help fund the Woody Guthrie Folk Festival. Here's a poster from our very first show. (painting by Susan)