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Saturday, April 8, 2023  ·  8:00 PM CDT

Susan Werner

4544 N Lincoln Ave · Gary and Laura Maurer Concert Hall · 773.728.6000

"When it comes to crafting a song, Ms. Werner's only peers are Jimmy Webb and Paul Simon.” — No Depression

After writing twelve albums of songs in styles ranging from folk/rock to Tin Pan Alley to gospel, country and chamber music, what might a woman deemed by National Public Radio as “The Empress of the Unexpected” try next?

As audiences will testify, Susan Werner's been knocking it out of the park – or concert hall – all around the U.S. for twenty years. Renowned as a charismatic performer, she's known above all for challenging herself to conquer new styles, almost like mountaintops, every few years.

She first arrived on the national stage when her 1995 BMG debut earned her national concert tours with Joan Armatrading and Richard Thompson. In 1996, Werner was featured as part of the “next generation” in Peter Paul and Mary's PBS special LifeLines.

"One of the most innovative songwriters working today.” — Chicago Tribune