George Gershwin. Cole Porter. Richard Rodgers. They say no one can write like that anymore, but Susan Werner has added a new chapter to the Great American Songbook. Susan Werner's fourth nationally released recording charters somewhat new territory in style, while it offers the same high quality writing that her fans have come to expect. She performs 12 original compositions in the songbook style. And in this nod to the composers of standards, she's breathed new and brilliant life into the popular song tradition, one that many thought was a closed book.
''I'd describe the aim of this project as Carole King's Tapestry meets Ella Fitzgerald's Cole Porter Songbook,'' Werner suggests, ''These are all new songs done in an old way.''
Always an impressive songwriter, Werner continues to compose sharp, funny, compassionate lyrics, a gift rare enough to set her apart... --The Washington Post
(Susan Werner is) a triply blessed artist who sings adroitly, plays the piano smartly and, best of all, writes songs of genuine distinction and high craft. (She's) one of the most innovative songwriters working today. --The Chicago TribuneI Can't Be New
is what happens when one of the most intelligent, sophisticated folk-pop singer-songwriters turns 90 degrees. She succeeds marvelously. --SingOut!