With a voice as warm as honey whiskey, and a vibe as confident as a tree with deep roots, Sue Horowitz writes songs about everyday struggles and joys and makes them meaningful and resonant. Her stories in song are poignant, heart-felt, hilarious, rousing, timely and timeless. With one foot planted firmly in the spiritual Jewish music world, and the other in the singer-songwriter world, Sue has 15 years of national touring experience, from large festivals to congregations to intimate house concerts. In addition to her solo career, Sue has joined forces with the rising Ithaca-based band Autumn Sun. This Ithaca, NY and York Beach, ME artist has 5 albums of original music, and her latest album, "Strings, Wings and Curious Things", topped the Folk Radio Charts. Sue‘s sound is a blend of Americana and Folk, while also drawing influences from blues and classic rock, making each song unique.
Radio Play: Strings, Wings and Curious Things album debuted at #3 on FAI charts, Sue Horowitz charted as Artist at #4 on FAI charts, January single charted at #2 and #4 on FAI charts, several other charting singles. Featured performer: Jon Stein‘s Hootenanny Café, Home Brew, Jewish Rock Radio
Songwriting: Mid-Atlantic Song Contest (w/Jillian Matundan) ("Fall in New England")- Finalist and Honorable mention, POSI Awards Finalist (w/Kyra Goldman) ("Won't Always Be This Way"), Commissioned Song, Women Cantor‘s Network 2021 ("Tzedek, Tzedek Tirdof, Justice You Shall Pursue") Publications: Ruach, CCAR Haggadah, Complete Jewish Songbook for Children, Jewish Songs of Protest and Hope, Kol Isha Songbook
Leadership: Sue Horowitz is the founder and facilitator of the Jewish Songwriting Cooperative Retreat, which runs both on-line and in-person every year since 2018. She has served on the faculty of Shabbat Shira songwriting retreat as well. In addition to co-producing her own albums, Sue has co-produced several wonderful artists as well including Michael Miller 2019, David Rothberg 2022, upcoming Kyra Goldman/Tracy Friend and Angie Berlin Friedman.
Notable appearances: Club Passim, Finalist- Falcon Ridge Emerging Artist Showcase, DJ Showcases at NERFA and FARM, John Platt‘s On Your Radar Rockwood Music Hall, Colorscapes Festival (with Autumn Sun Band), opener for Vance Gilbert
"Sue Horowitz is one of the finest songwriters I know. She has that rare ability to get inside a situation or a character and tell a story without sounding preachy or trite, all while bringing the listener in and not letting them go. Her new album, "Strings, Wings and Curious Things" dances across the Folk and Americana genres, from the hard-driving "Big Town Small Town" and "Rough" to the sublime "Angels" and "Bit of String" to the Motown-flavored gem "Won't Always Be This Way". Sue is a kickass guitar player, with solid rhythm and fingerpicking chops, and is blessed with a clear, warm alto voice. She sounds like an old friend, and I always look forward to hearing more from this blossoming singer-songwriter."
"When Sue Horowitz gave a concert for my community, many had not yet heard much about her. By the time the concert was over, she had become the most beloved person on the planet. Her music, at times bittersweet, at times uplifting, at times funny and thoroughly entertaining, was a delight at every turn. Sue sings the stories of our own lives with her warm voice, her rich guitar, and her genuine heart. I am so very glad that I brought her to my community."
"Sue Horowitz put on an unforgettable show last Saturday… big things for her ahead!! Since her move to New York, she had released a killer new CD which is charting with the best!!! Her beautifully crafted lyrics and memorable melodies are woven together with perfection."
Includes Hinei Mah Tov, L'cha Dodi, L'dor Vador, Adonai S'fatai, Pitchu Li, Y'varechecha, Mah Tovu, Y’hiyu L’Ratzon, Shehecheyanu, Sh'ma, and Havah Nashira
Includes Yotzeir Or, Shir Halleluyah, Hashkiveinu, Shine A Light (Or Chadash), Sim Shalom, Traveler's Prayer, In The Water (Mi Chamocha), Mah Yafeh Hayom, Gesher Tsar M'od, Shalom Rav, and Both Sides Now
Includes Shiru L'Adonai, Be the Change, By the Rivers, Teach the Children, Here I Am, Havdalah, Pass It On, Sarah's Song, Teacher's Blessing, A Woman of Valor, and Barchu.
Includes Reunion, Peace Song, There is Hope, Waiting, If Only, Neverwhen, Holy Place, The Ballad of Hank and June, Shoot Me Now, Rain, and One Who Knows
Includes Step On The Gas, Angel Oak, Bit Of String, Rough, Won't Always Be This Way (W / Kyra Goldman), Angels, Stones In My Pocket, Big Town/Small Town, Honey Whiskey, You Fit Me, and January