Oh Susanna


This Canadian songstress has a voice that can pierce a heart of stone. Her superbly crafted songs often tell stories of troubled souls who rebel against their circumstances to attain a quiet dignity. These are tales of longing and love, of small town joys and pains, of our simple feelings and strong passions. These are tales that look into our beautifully flawed human hearts. 

Performing since 1996, Oh Susanna has released eight critically acclaimed albums.  She is the recipient of a Genie Award for Best Original Song and a Canadian Folk Music Award for English Songwriter of the Year.  She has also been nominated for two Juno Awards each for Best Roots and Traditional Album of the Year, as well as two Canadian Folk Music Awards for Best Solo Performer and for Best Contemporary Singer of the Year.  In 2017, she released A Girl in Teen City, an album of songs set in 1980s Vancouver starring a teenage punk girl named Suzie.  The album has been met with high critical acclaim and has earned three Canadian Folk Music Award nominations: English Songwriter of the Year, Contemporary Singer of the Year, and Producer of the Year.  Oh Susanna lives in Toronto with her husband and son.


* Oh Susanna will be showcasing at the Americana UK Festival in London, UK on January 29, 2109 *

*Decemberly gets four star review from Spill Magazine*

Oh Susanna & Michael Johnston release Decemberly, a collection of original and classic holiday songs on November 16, 2018


November 29th, 2018 at Hugh’s Room Live: Oh Susanna & Friends featuring Whitehorse, Kate Boothman, Tom Wilson, The Layrite Boys, Gentleman Reg, Michael Johnston and The Young Novelists. Buy TICKETS


*Oh Susanna and Slow Leaves are on tour in October 2018 Click on TOUR for info*

*Oh Susanna plays Vancouver at Aquarius Sessions House Concerts on July 29, 2018 *

* Oh Susanna plays Owen Sound on June 19, 2018 with Ben Kunder at Heartwood Concert Hall *

* A Girl in Teen City is Nominated for Three Canadian Folk Music Awards! *

* OH SUSANNA shares new video, adds more tour dates: READ HERE *

* A GIRL IN TEEN CITY is number 15 on the Earshot Top 50 Chart for July 25, 2017 *

* A GIRL IN TEEN CITY is number one on the Earshot Blues/Roots/Folk chart for June 27, 2017 *

* Listen to the interview with Oh Susanna on CBC Radio with Fresh Air

* "My Boyfriend" is featured as the Song of the Moment in Women in Rock *

* A GIRL IN TEEN CITY is number one on the Earshot Blues/Roots/Folk chart for June 20, 2017

* EXCLAIM magazine gives 'A Girl in Teen City' 9 out of 10 READ HERE

* Canada's national newspaper The Globe and Mail reviews 'A Girl in Teen City' READ HERE

* CBC MUSIC #FirstPlay of 'A Girl in Teen City' with track by track guide LISTEN

* A Girl in Teen City available for pre-order on iTunes HERE!

*A Girl in Teen City gets 5 Stars in MusicRiot.co.uk READ HERE.

*'My Boyfriend' on the CBC radio 2 Chart for five weeks

* AMERICANA UK gives A Girl in Teen City 9 out of 10 Stars READ HERE!

* MAXIMUM VOLUME reviews A Girl in Teen City 8.5 out of 10 READ HERE!

* New Review of A Girl in Teen City by The Rocking Magpie. READ HERE!

* Listen to Oh Susanna play live session on BBC Lancashire on The Drift with Phil Brown.

* Oh Susanna plays live on BBC Radio London on Robert Elms show April 19, 2017 Listen Here

* Read the review of A GIRL IN TEEN CITY by Three Chords and the Truth HERE 

* Oh Susanna sings the songs of Steve Earle with the Art of Time Ensemble May 11-13 in Toronto CLICK HERE!

* A GIRL IN TEEN CITY hits lucky 13 on EuroAmericana Chart! April 2017

* BBC Iain Anderson Show plays A GIRL IN TEEN CITY MARCH 30, 2017