The Music of Sue Brescia

The best of Adult Contemporary Music - Peaceful music to quiet your mind, soothe your soul, reduce stress

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A Message from Sue
"How can I possibly tell you who I am in these few paragraphs - or what music means to me as an artist? I can begin by labeling myself as a Adult Contemporary / New Age singer, songwriter, musician and composer or I can simply tell you writing music is my bliss. And since I never liked labels, I prefer the latter of the two.
The collection of my life's experiences and mortality's reasoning have sculpted me into the artist I am today. It is where my fervency for music originates. Writing lyrics to a song, composing an arrangement, placing the spaces between each note - all come from the core of my being, from a spiritual place.
How can I not share the music of my soul knowing I could possibly miss the gift of opportunity to inspire, unite or transcend time? As Sri Chinmoy so eloquently put it "after silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music."
So as I move forward along this musical journey, be sure to visit now and then for new songs, arrangements and news updates. And lastly, dare to find and share your own greatness, your bliss. Life is too short not to."
Peace - Sue
About the Artist
Facts about Sue
  • Sue was born in New Britain, Conn.
  • She was named after her grandfather's favorite flower - the Black-Eyed Susan
  • Sue is one of four girls in her family
  • When she was 8 years old, her Uncle Vincent introduced her to the guitar
  • Her first guitar mysteriously appeared under a Christmas tree one winter's eve
  • At age 12, she wrote her first song
  • Upon graduating high school, Sue joined a Top 40 band "Starting Over"
  • Her first musical - a supporting role as Tzeitel in Fiddler on the Roof
  • Sue performed for members of the royal family at the Victory Syndicate Ball
  • She has appeared in various cabarets and musicals throughout New England
  • Her first showcase was at New York City's Catch A Rising Star
  • After her battle with a rare cancer, her first self-produced album, Tree of Life, was released
  • She is a self - taught musician who plays guitar, mandolin, piano, djembe
  • Sue enjoys writing and composing in the evening by candlelight
  • The music Sue listens to: Yo-Yo Ma, Josh Groban, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Loreena McKennitt, Sarah McLachlan, Jane Siberry, Patty Griffin, Enya, Eva Cassidy, Life in the Years
  • She has held several benefit concerts to help raise funds for various charities
  • "Our Last First Time", her latest CD, was released in March of 2011
  • "Hope Rising", Sue's previous CD, was released in February of 2007
  • Sue writes and arranges all her material
  • The cello is Sue's favorite instrument
  • Sue anticipates her next CD release in 2012/2013

Sue's Studio
Instruments:
• Tacoma Acoustic Electric Guitar / Ovation Celebrity Acoustic
Electric Guitar
• Morgan Monroe Rocky MFM-300 Mandolin / Fender Mandolin
• Remo Djembe / 15x8 Dumbek Drum / 14x25 Earth Drum
• Kurzweil 2661 Keyboard / Roland XP-50 Keyboard
• Vienna Symphony II

Computers, Interface, Software, Peripherals:
• Macintosh 2.93 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo / Snow Leopard
• Protools 8.3 / 1TB Glyph Drives / 1TB Western Digital Studio Drives