Nine Artists to Watch For at AmericanaFest —NPR Music

10 Artists to Watch in 2017
“…the music of SUSTO tempers the roiling emotions in their lyrics with a mellifluous twist on alterna-country.” —Yahoo! Music

“The rich narratives of love, loss and decadence echo on a molecular level; Osborne’s voice bleeds sincerity alongside veteran accompaniment.” —Paste

“The Charleston five-piece covers vast sonic ground on their new album & I’m Fine Today, swaying between country-tinged rock (“Cosmic Cowboy”), contemplative pop ballads (“Mountain Top”), and any number of other genres that exist somewhere within the expansive fabric of Southern music.”—Consequence of Sound

Artist to Watch 2017
“Osborne delivers a raw energy packed with soaring guitars and husky vocals.” —Baeble

“[Osborne] has since carried the earnest, psychedelia-tinged, alt-country project to great heights.” —The Denver Post

“…it’s Osborne’s lyrics and earnest delivery against beautiful soundscapes that draw the listener in.” —Charlotte Observer

“...teeming with twang, emotion and whipsmart production.” —Metro

“…a ton of fun.” —Nerdist

“It’ll be the best psychedelic folk electronic record you hear all year, I guarantee you that.” —Twangville

“...know well that when you ask how SUSTO is doing, they’re going to give it a whole lot of deep thought to the question, with bluntly honest answer.” —Country Standard Time

#3 Best of Daytrotter Songs 2016, #2 Best of Daytrotter Songs 2015 and
#14 Best of Daytrotter Sessions 2015

“Rarely has incipient panic been so gracefully described.” —Nashville Scene

Charleston-based SUSTO (pronounced “soos-toh”) is adding new dates in Nashville, Vancouver, Richmond and more, bringing the band’s already extensive, headlining tour to a total of 49 cities. They will also be supporting The Lumineers on an additional 17-city North American stretch in March and April. See below for a complete tour itinerary.

On January 28, the band made their national television debut performance on “CBS This Morning: Saturday” following the release of their critically acclaimed album & I’m Fine Today (out now on Missing Piece/Caroline). Watch the performance HERE and share HERE. The new album debuted at #15 on Billboard Heatseekers Chart and #1 on Amazon Movers & Shakers Chart.

The five-piece band has made a name for themselves in recent years playing high profile festivals including Austin City Limits, Stagecoach and AmericanaFest along with opening slots with Shovels and Rope, Band of Horses, Iron & Wine, Shakey Graves, Langhorne SlimFuturebirds and Heartless Bastards. This past fall, SUSTO performed a Facebook live-streamed session for NPR Music’s Night Owl series. You can check out the interview and performance HERE. Last week they performed live-streamed sessions with Rolling Stone and Paste.

& I’m Fine Today was recorded at The Space in Charleston, SC. Of the record, founder and frontman Justin Osborne says, “Something to take away from it is just understanding and appreciating when you’re not always fine. This album is about coming to terms with yourself and feeling okay with your place in the universe.”

SUSTO is comprised of Osborne (vocals, guitar), Dries Vandenberg (guitar), Marshall Hudson (drums), Jenna Desmond (bass) and Corey Campbell (guitar, keys). The band name derives from a medical syndrome specific to Latin American culture that roughly translates as “panic attack.”

The band released their self-titled debut in April 2014, which Charleston City Paper describes as “Southern Gothic country through and through.” The following year SUSTO recorded a live album featuring Ben Bridwell from Band of Horses and later went on to be the support act for Bridwell and Iron & Wine on their fall 2015 tour. Daytrotter, via Paste, described the live performance as “breathtaking.”

For more information, please contact Nick Mallchok, Samantha Tillman or Carla Sacks at Sacks & Co., 212.741.1000.

* with The Lumineers
† with Heyrocco
‡ with Cat Clyde
§ with Parker Gispert
** with Becca Mancari

February 17 /// Asheville, NC /// Grey Eagle Tavern
February 18 /// Carrboro, NC /// Cat’s Cradle
February 23 /// Columbia, SC /// New Brookland Tavern
February 25 /// Charleston, SC /// Music Farm†
February 28 /// Grand Prairie, TX /// Verizon Theater*
March 1 /// Austin, TX /// Stubb’s Bar-B-Q
March 2 /// Sugarland, TX /// Smart Financial Theater*
March 3 /// New Orleans, LA /// UNO Lakefront Arena*
March 4 /// Mobile, AL /// Callaghan’s Irish Social Club
March 8 /// Duluth, GA /// Infinite Energy Arena*
March 10 /// Indianapolis, IN /// Bankers Life Fieldhouse*
March 11 /// Cleveland, OH /// Wolstein Center*
March 14 /// Pittsburgh, PA /// Petersen Events Center*
March 16 /// Uncasville, CT /// Mohegan Sun Arena*
March 18 /// Montreal, QC /// Bell Centre*
March 19 /// Quebec City, QC /// Videotron Centre*
March 21 /// Ottawa, ON /// Canadian Tire Centre*
March 22 /// London, ON /// RBC Theatre, Budweiser Gardens*
March 24 /// Des Moines, IA /// Wells Fargo Arena*
March 25 /// Milwaukee, WI /// BMO Harris Bradley Center*
March 28 /// Winnipeg, SK /// MTS Centre*
March 30 /// Saskatoon, SK /// SaskTel Centre*
March 31 /// Edmonton, AB /// Rogers Place*
April 1 /// Calgary, AB /// Stampede City Sessions‡
April 3 /// Vancouver, BC /// The Cobalt‡
April 4 /// Seattle, WA /// Sunset Tavern‡
April 5 /// Portland, OR /// Mississippi Studios‡
April 6 /// Eugene, OR /// Sam Bond’s Garage‡
April 8 /// San Francisco, CA /// Hotel Utah‡
April 11 /// Los Angeles, CA /// Bootleg Bar‡
April 12 /// San Diego, CA /// Soda Bar‡
April 13 /// Phoenix, AZ /// Valley Bar‡
April 14 /// Roswell, NM /// Pecos Flavors Winery & Bistro‡
April 18 /// Tupelo, MS /// Blue Canoe§
April 19 /// Oxford, MS /// Proud Larry’s§
April 20 /// Birmingham, AL /// Saturn§
April 21 /// Chattanooga, TN /// JJ's Bohemia§
April 22 /// Lynchburg, VA /// Lynchstock Music Festival
April 23 /// Richmond, VA /// The Camel§
April 26 /// Brooklyn, NY /// Brooklyn Bowl
April 28 /// Nashville, TN /// The High Watt**
April 29 /// Bowling Green, KY /// The Warehouse at Mt. Victor**
May 4 /// Macon, GA /// Cox Capitol Theatre§
May 5 /// Savannah, GA /// The Jinx**
May 6 /// Hartsville, SC /// Mac's**
May 26 /// Martinsville, VA /// Rooster Walk
June 3 /// Beach Haven, NJ /// Hop Sauce
August 3-6 /// Happy Valley, OR /// Pickathon Music Festival
September 15-17 /// Bristol, TN /// Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion