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I am honored to be included in the traditional artist directory sponsored by the Blue Ridge National Heritage Area. So proud to appear hear near the late singer, Mary Jane Queen, who resided in my county.

I am honored to be included in the traditional artist directory sponsored by the Blue Ridge National Heritage Area. So proud to appear hear near the late singer, Mary Jane Queen, who resided in my county.

The Prettiest Bird: CD
  • The Prettiest Bird: CD
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Pepper's sophomore release featuring 12 originals penned over the last 15+ years all inspired by ballads and old time music as well as 2 traditional folk songs. Featuring talented mountain musicians including Elizabeth LaPrelle, the Grit Lickers (Julie Chiles and Zeb Gambill), JoeBass DeJarnette, Ash Devine & Steve Kruger.

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I SING OLD SONGS
This music connects us to our ancestors and history and each other, no matter where we come from. I sing as a way to remember and honor past generations and to draw on the strength and beauty of their song and stories as we travel forward.

I am drawn to the melody, rhythm and quirky words--the old sounds--as much or sometimes even more than the story behind the song. And most of all it's the indescribable, soulful feeling behind the ballads that captivates me. It doesn't much matter whether a song is happy or sad, it's the singing that fills me up, and I wish that for anybody in earshot.

I worked for several years as co-producer of the Mountain Minor, an Appalachian music film--and also played the role of Sandra. This independent feature tells the story of a family’s migration from Eastern Kentucky to Southwestern Ohio, and the ways in which music sustains them across generations.​ ​Please click on this photo for more info. 
Above: Susan with fiddlin' Lucas Pasley

I worked for several years as co-producer of the Mountain Minor, an Appalachian music film--and also played the role of Sandra. This independent feature tells the story of a family’s migration from Eastern Kentucky to Southwestern Ohio, and the ways in which music sustains them across generations.​ ​Please click on this photo for more info. Above: Susan with fiddlin' Lucas Pasley