S U S A N T O N E Y - BIOGRAPHY
SUSAN TONEY is Celebrated as a poignant lyricist, accomplished musician and transcendent vocalist, American artist Susan Toney showcases a fusion of pop, country, roots, blues and rock in her latest CD project entitled LOVE IS THE CURE-THE ESSENTIAL COLLECTION. Encompassing the influences of her heritage, Toney delivers a transparent, introspective collection of songs steeped in spirituality—revealing subtle revelations of faith, a renewed wisdom and confidence in her message and her craft—all mused by a new chance on life—a miracle. Susan miraculously survived a rollover car crash in November 2003 and her survival was grave. But with a faithful heart, unbridled spirit, and a strength that rushed through her veins, she recognized the tragic accident as an ultimate part of God’s plan and a saving Grace. Susan found renewed faith, hope and determination to further pursue the very reason she is here—to use her voice to help others. A scholar of the performing and creative arts, Susan Toney is a singer/songwriter, recording and performing artist, actor and book author who, still has so much more to live for…so much more to say.
With renewed purpose and zeal powered by a deep love and trust in a greater power, Toney returned to the recording studio where she sought new inspiration by revisiting and addressing the past—her life’s journey of past loves and losses, triumphs and defeats—and welcoming the future with hope.
Hailing from Los Angeles, Toney ventured south toward Nashville, Tennessee to fulfill her creative vision to step far and beyond her own boundaries to explore the multitude of possibilities in a musical community where the imagination runs wild and musicianship bountiful. Music City afforded Susan Toney room to grow and a door wide open to blossoming, organic, creative expression.
Under the umbrella of her own label Strange Child Records, Toney explores the freedom of drawing from multiple musical styles and lyrical expression without limits. With her best accessory in hand—her guitar, Toney captivates audiences with her compelling vocals, profound lyricism and melodious dynamism in every performance. Her music is palpable as it demonstrates the harmony of vast musical influences and the philosophy of love as the heartbeat to a life lived-well.
Toney is a well-rounded individual who has much to offer the masses with her creativity and artistry. She has a unique and distinct voice that will not only cause her to be remembered sonically, but for her ability to touch her audiences with contemplative and emotionally provoking storylines. She pours her heart, soul and compassion into each and every breath to deliver pointed lyrics with spiritual conviction and feeling. With each and every live performance, she “moves” the hearts of fellow persons to go to a better space in peace and harmony. - Kat Atwood, Music City Media
S U S A N T O N E Y - BAND
SUSAN TONEY is in her element with guitar in hand and audience before her. With a rare talent and diverse sound; drawing on country, pop, rock, blues, americana and alternative, she captivates her listener with brilliant lyrics and unexpected melodic twists and turns. She takes you on a journey with disarming subtlety, as the intensity of a whisper, becomes an explosion. Solo or with her band, her music explodes with raw edge and intimacy. Her pure, passionate, voice compels attention.
The band features Susan Toney on lead vocals and guitar along with veterans, virtuoso Jane Getz on piano and keyboards (The Beatles), Bob Tucker on rhythm acoustic and electric guitar (The Temptations), Arno Lucas on drums and percussion (Al Jarreau, Jackson Browne, Don Henley, Ricki Lee Jones) and Chad Watson on bass (Janis Ian, David Arkenstone, Delaney Bramlett, Charlie Rich Jr. & Sr., Ronnie Milsap) and Sheri Pedigo on background vocals.