Susan Cowsill’s 39-year trip to an opening spot with Rodriguez | Will You Miss Me When I’m Gone?

Susan Cowsill

Susan Cowsill

I’m sitting here wondering why I don’t have any photos of Susan Cowsill.

Even before starting this blog, I often took photos at shows to create lasting memorabilia. I’m not sure if I’ve even seen her since 2009, when this blog started. I know I saw her at least once on her own in New York, after catching her perform numerous times with her old band, the late, lamented Continental Drifters.

But nevermind that.

She and her lusty, raggedly-pushed-to-the-edge vocal style will be back in New York in October, when she opens a Barclays Center show for Rodriguez (aka Detroit-based 1970s singer-songwriter Sixto Díaz Rodríguez), who rediscovered the spotlight via the award-winning 2012 documentary Searching for Sugar Man.

Way back in 1974, 16-year-old Susan was a fledgling solo artist just two years past the collapse of her family band, The Cowsills. She had a record deal and decided to cover a cool song titled “I Think of You.” She probably didn’t know who wrote the song, and never could have imagined the impact it would have on her life four decades later.

via Susan Cowsill’s 39-year trip to an opening spot with Rodriguez | Will You Miss Me When I’m Gone?.

 

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4 comments on “Susan Cowsill’s 39-year trip to an opening spot with Rodriguez | Will You Miss Me When I’m Gone?
  1. Lillian Ivie says:

    SUGARMANE PLEASE COMR TO sT LOUIS MISS OURI,,IT IS ON MY BUCKET LIST TO MEET YOU

  2. sandra says:

    Susan you are a beautiful songstress !!! see ya at the Barclay lets have fun!

  3. janannemorris says:

    Great news. Let’s hope this lucky piece of synchronicity leads to a similar outcome for Susan – i.e. the success/renown that Sixto found as a result of “Searching for Sugarman”.

  4. andrea.hirshman@gmail.com says:

    Susan was amazing at Barclays Center – i’ll see her anywhere!

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