How It’s New York: Irish songstress Susan McKeown lives on the lower East Side. She curates the SongLives series at Irish Arts Center, too. (Hear her discuss that on this podcast).
How It’s Irish: Susan is originally from Ireland, and her Irish way with melody infuses this lovely album. Brendan O’Shea sings on it.
We’ll have a full review of Susan’s lovely new CD, Belong, soon. Meanwhile though here’s just a newsflash to let you know it’s streaming free today on AOL Music, through Monday:
A while back Susan told us a little bit about the CD as she was making it. It reflects her time in America, she said. Originally, she was going to call the CD Stars and Stripes, which is the name of one of the songs on it.
Susan McKeown with James Maddock performing “Everything We Had Was Good,” from her new album Belong at The Living Room.
With Brendan O’Shea, Erik Della Penna, Justin Carroll, Jason Sypher and Mason Ingram.