Nina Simone Medley – Susan Alcorn at An die Musik, Evolution Contemporary Music Series on #neuguitars #blog #SusanAlcorn

A medley of Nina Simone songs, mixed with a few others, performed by pedal steel guitarist Susan Alcorn at “Nina@for90” the Evolution Contemporary Music series at An die Musik on February 21st, 2023 in Baltimore, Maryland.

Born in Cleveland, Ohio, Susan Alcorn started playing guitar at the age of twelve and quickly immersed herself in folk music, blues, and the pop music of the 1960s. A chance encounter with blues musician Muddy Waters steered her towards playing slide guitar. By the time she was twenty-one, she had immersed herself in the pedal steel guitar, playing in country and western swing bands in Texas. Soon, she began to combine the techniques of country-western pedal steel with her own extended techniques to form a personal style influenced by free jazz, avant-garde classical music, Indian ragas, Indigenous traditions, and various folk musics of the world. By the early 1990s her music began to show an influence of the holistic and feminist “deep listening” philosophies of Pauline Oliveros.

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