Suzy started out singing folk music, but has produced records in folk, country and swing. CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: Some of Suzy's accomplishments include ten albums for Capitol Records, one of which has been certified platinum and three others, gold. Eight of her singles have cracked country music's top 5. Suzy is the recipient of a GRAMMY award (for Best Traditional Folk Album as a part of Beautiful Dreamer: The Songs of Stephen Foster) as well as several awards from the Academy of Country Music, The Country Music Association, CMT, and ASCAP. Her songs have been heard on television shows and in commercials. She has performed on many national television shows including: In Performance At The White House (PBS), A Capitol 4th (PBS), Austin City Limits, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Live With Regis And Kelly, and The View. Suzy is a frequent guest on National Public Radio's A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor. In 2011 Suzy released American Folk Songbook a 17 song CD and hardcover book with stories and sheet music, available online and nationally at Cracker Barrel Old Country Stores. She will be apearing at the SFFF as The Suzy Bogguss Trio
The Suzy Bogguss Trio (mix)
Suzy Bogguss at the White house with Allizon Kraus, introduced by Chet Atkins
Vox’s infectious pop-folk-jazz style has earned her fans who truly appreciate her art. She has fan-funded several albums and a songwriting project, where Vox hunkered down in 2012 to write a song a week for the year. The “52 Original Song Project” was preceded in 2011 with a YouTube “52 Cover Song Project” where she learned and memorized 52 cover songs.
In addition to her songwriting and ukulele playing, Vox has received praise for her “invisible” instrument: The Mouth Trumpet. She was invited to blow her own horn on the Jay Leno Show in 2009 and in 2015, Vox was featured on the front page of the Wall Street Journal as a leader in the mouth trumpet “revival” and performed live on air on KMOX’s Charlie Brennan show. She employs her mouth trumpet during musical breaks at her live shows and also includes it on her studio recordings, along with the real trumpet (which she also plays).
Vox has been teaching workshops for ukulele and songwriting at ukulele festivals since 2006. She has also been a featured guest artist at the Center for Children (San Diego, CA in 2010, 2014, 2016) and her original song, "The Bird Song" was included in the New Zealand Ukulele Trust songbook for kids (2014-2016). She traveled to New Zealand in 2014 to perform "The Bird Song" alongside 2,500 children singing and playing ukulele. Vox has completed 5 school residency programs (2015 - 2016) where she worked with children on ukulele playing, singing, and songwriting.SundayNight.
Awards and Achievements
Baker Artist Awards, Finalist, 2016
Cover of Ukulele Magazine with 4 page interview, Spring 2015
2014 Nominee Contemporary Album for “Key” Independent Music Awards
2014 Performed her original, “The Bird Song” with 2500 ukulele-strumming-children in Auckland, New Zealand. Inclusion of her song has been in their songbook for 2 years.
2013 Mountain Stage NewSong Contest Finalist and People’s Choice Winner
2012 Original Song Project completion: 52 songs in one year
2011 Winner - Vox Pop Award for “Exact Change” Independent Music Awards
2009-10 Artist in Residence (AIR) at the Strathmore Performing Arts Center
2009 First Place for “C'est Noyé” International Acoustic Music Awards
2008 Runner-Up for "My Darlin' Beau" International Acoustic Music Awards
Six-time Wammies Winner (Washington Area Music Awards)
Relix Magazine and Washington D.C.'s City's Best lists of artists to watch